Monthly Archives: July 2007

Engaging Your Audience

  Far too many artists choose to pretty much ignore or even disdain their audience.  They do so at their own peril.  While not every artist is Cannonball Adderley, who was always something of a stand-up comic with his between … Continue reading

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Record Reviews – 8/1/07

Here we provide capsule viewpoints on independent jazz recordings.  These are not “reviews” per se, in the traditional sense of music magazine recordings’ reviews.  The mere fact that these recordings appear here mean they are in some way meritorious in … Continue reading

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ABOUT TETRA SPEAKERS: I do a great deal of my listening in my office.  That’s largely where I preview new recordings for potential spins on my radio program (Friday Drivetime Jazz, 4-6:00 p.m. on WPFW 89.3 FM, Pacifica Radio in … Continue reading

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Billy Taylor

  Billy Taylor was in DC as part of his ongoing curatorial efforts and guidance in all things jazz at the Kennedy Center .  Thanks to Dr. Taylor’s leadership and ideas the Kennedy Center now boasts a jazz program second … Continue reading

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Sibongile Khumalo

      One of the pleasures of the 2007 Cape Town International Jazz Festival (read a review elsewhere on was the special band drummer-composer-conceptualist Jack DeJohnette dubbed Intercontinental.  This latest in DeJohnette’s seemingly endless well of special projects … Continue reading

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