Monthly Archives: January 2010

Seeing Jazz: Jazz Icons

Jazz has always been a visual as well as an aural medium.  From the intense levels of concentration and ultimately controlled abandon of musicians deep in the throes of improvisation, to the near-telepathic modes of communication between an ensemble that is … Continue reading

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NONSENSE: Journal & Collector’s Guide

Nonsense is a hip new glossy periodical published from an African-American and politically progressive perspective that engages art, culture and politics as its three guiding pillars.  Published by Bob Daughtry and Norman Reid, the premier issue of Nonsense features such lead … Continue reading

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Jazz, Blackness and Shame

In her second contribution to The Independent Ear, the uncompromising saxophonist-composer and budding music/socio- cultural commentator Matana Roberts details her personal grounding and addresses the issue of the black audience for jazz, music education, coping with judgmental educators and assorted other related … Continue reading

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Ancient Future radio 1/7/10

Ancient Future radio, produced & hosted by Willard Jenkins, airs on WPFW 89.3 FM, Pacifica Radio for the Washington, DC metro area.   Theme: Randy Weston "Route of the Nile"   Dupree Bolton Katanga Fireball Uptown   Helen Sung Bye Ya Helenistique … Continue reading

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