Monthly Archives: April 2009

Greg Osby on swimming the dangerous DIY waters

    Greg Osby focuses his pragmatic view on entering the record business   Saxophonist-composer Greg Osby has recently taken his career into the dangerous waters of establishing and developing his own record label, Inner Circle (INCM).  Not only is he … Continue reading

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Ancient Future – the radio program: 4/23/09 Playlist

Ancient Future airs Thursdays 5:00-8:00 a.m. as part of the Morning Jazz strip on WPFW 89.3 FM, Pacifica Radio serving the Washington, DC metro region @ 50,000 watts. Selections are listed in the following order: ARTIST  TUNE  ALBUM TITLE  LABEL … Continue reading

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Tri-C JazzFest ’09: Jazz Education schedule

The following is the jazz education component of the 30th annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland April 23-May 3, 2009.  For complete festival information please visit     Clinic Schedule Tuesday, April 29, 2009 12:00-2:00 pm Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble … Continue reading

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African Rhythms anecdote #5: Tales of Randy Weston

The following is the fifth in our series of periodic anecdotes from African Rhythms, the forthcoming as-told-to autobiography of NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston by Willard Jenkins.  (For a related piece on the upcoming Festival Gnaoua (Gnawa) scroll down to "Hu-Ta-Nay" and … Continue reading

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Making a record? Word to the wise…

The digital age has figuratively opened the floodgates to myriad self-produced and even homemade recordings.  While this has been a blessing for many artists whose pockets aren’t deep and whose efforts at encouraging a contract from a record label, whether … Continue reading

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