Monthly Archives: August 2009

Careers in Jazz: The Wicked Humor of Bill Anschell

Pianist-composer and humorist Bill Anschell (Google this guy and that’s exactly the heading for his web site) recently posted perhaps his most comprehensively dark humor piece yet, at All About Jazz (  (It should be noted here that Bill Sent … Continue reading

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Ain’t But a Few of Us: Black jazz writers tell their story #7

The pt. 7 contributor to our dialogue with black jazz writers on their respective career arcs, issues they’ve faced, and their various observations on recent recordings is MARTIN JOHNSON, shown (left) in the photo below conversing with the late, great soprano saxophone … Continue reading

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The Development of Jazz in South Africa by Hotep Idris Galeta

Pianist-composer-educator Hotep Idris Galeta   Continuing on the path begun by our interview posting last week, the following is an essay by Hotep Idris Galeta on the development of jazz in South Africa.  The richness of jazz expression by South … Continue reading

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Heads Up: It’s all about Jazz Audience Development

A couple of months back I began a series of interview conversations for  Recognizing forever that the major issue facing jazz is certainly not a shortage of exceptional musicians; nor are there limited education opportunities for those who wish to … Continue reading

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Ancient Future – the radio program 8/20/09

Ancient Future is the weekly radio program produced & hosted by Willard Jenkins on WPFW 89.3 FM, Pacifica Radio serving the Washington, DC metro region @ 50,000 watts.   ARTIST TUNE ALBUM LABEL   Opening theme: Randy Weston "Route of … Continue reading

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