Monthly Archives: September 2009

Ancient Future – the radio program 9/24/09

                            CELEBRATING TRANE   opening theme: Randy Weston "Root of the Nile"   Thelonious Monk   Sweet & Lovely  Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane Live at Carnegie Hall  Blue Note   George Russell (w/John Coltrane) Manhattan New York, NY Impulse!   … Continue reading

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Ain’t But a Few of Us: Black jazz writers tell their story #9

Our series of conversations with black music writers continues with a contribution from Robin D.G. Kelley, who is currently a Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.  The author of several books Robin’s forthcoming release Thelonious … Continue reading

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Jazz Styles: a definitive jazz text

  Prentice Hall has released the 10th edition of Jazz Styles   Jazz Styles has long been one of the most concise, comprehensive and useful jazz text books.  Although the characterization here is of Jazz Styles as a textbook, it … Continue reading

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One Man’s take on the Jazz Audience Discussion

  The contributor of this piece is jazz activist Ron Washington.  Besides being a stalwart jazz diehard and tireless observer of the scene, he is proprietor of Ron "Slim" Washington Productions, which provides jazz and other music for festivals, clubs … Continue reading

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The Artist’s responsibility

The robust audience at the Arena stage at the Monterey Jazz Festival   Much has been written about the reportedly dwindling jazz audience recently, including several ‘oh jazz, ‘po jazz, woe is jazz…" red flag wavings and various gnashing of … Continue reading

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