Monthly Archives: October 2009

Ain’t But a Few of Us: Black jazz writers tell their story #11

Our ongoing series of conversations with black jazz writers continues with one who doubles as an active musician-bandleader, Greg Tate, leader of the burning, probing, inquisitive, boundary-free ensemble known as Burnt Sugar.  Greg has contributed to a variety of publications, becoming … Continue reading

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Labor activist fires another salvo & advises jazz musicians

You Don’t Have to be a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind is Blowing!  Another Look at the "Jazz is Dead" Controversy; Part One By Ron "Slim" Washington Black Telephone Workers for Justice   "Slim" suggests the development of … Continue reading

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Ancient Future – the radio program 10/29/09

RARE RANDY Randy Weston Root of the Nile Tri-C JazzFest 2002 Collection   Randy Weston Beef Blues Stew New Faces at Newport Metro   Randy Weston on growing up in Brooklyn James Brown "Spirits of Our Ancestors" interview Antilles   … Continue reading

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Triology: Saxophonists go hang flying…

Though far from a recent phenomenon, considering the relative prominence and success of Joshua Redman’s current saxophone-bass-drums trio exploits, the creativity evident in the trio known as Fly (with Mark Turner on saxophone, Jeff Ballard on drums, and Larry Grenadier … Continue reading

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Gary Crosby – The artistic side of Dune Records

Jamaican-British bassist Gary Crosby, a guiding artistic force behind Dune Records   "…the current jazz media stance has helped develop a pretentious need to be new and cutting edge and often the roots of this music are being ignored."                                                                         … Continue reading

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