Author Archives: The Independent Ear

Arrows Into Infinity

When producer, and tireless unreleased gems crate digger Zev Feldman asked me to write one of four essays to accompany his 2-CD Charles Lloyd discovery – Manhattan Stories (Resonance) captured live at Slug’s and Judson Hall with his first band … Continue reading

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Keeping the flame alive with Todd Barkan

Our recent conversation with DC jazz worker Bill Brower (please scroll down for that dialogue or check the Archives listing for November ’14 entries) was in part an effort at highlighting the often overlooked but very important contributions to keeping … Continue reading

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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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