Monthly Archives: November 2014

Adventures in Beirut

Awaking at a leisurely hour on Thanksgiving morning – as a couple of empty-nesters with no major feast-preparation and an invitation to join friends for a big family repast that afternoon should be prone to do – after perusing the … Continue reading

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Notes from a keen observer & scene maker

Bill Brower: Notes from a keen observer & scenemaker Interview by Willard Jenkins Several months ago the Independent Ear featured a post about a very special edition of Washington History, the publication of The Historical Society of Washington, DC. That … Continue reading

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Slugs in the Wild Wild East

Some months back producer Zev Feldman got in touch to speak excitedly about a new, unreleased Charles Lloyd “discovery”. Seems there were two live sessions worthy of release from Charles’ first quartet, with Gabor Szabo on guitar, Ron Carter on … Continue reading

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A brief video-illustrated history of Jazz at the historic Howard Theatre

Earlier this year, at the new Howard Theatre (refurbished/redesigned at the same historic location into more of a cabaret configuration) hosted a day long program examining its history for an invited audience largely consisting of school children and seniors. This … Continue reading

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