Monthly Archives: March 2010

Unsung but First Call: James Weidman

Pianist James Weidman is a thoughtful, exceedingly pleasant man who is an understated personality but as versatile a pianist as you will find.   Weidman’s discography as a leader is relatively short but potent.  His current release is Three Worlds, on … Continue reading

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Still Thinkin’ About Jackie

The inimitable Jackie McLean Shortly after posting the original Thinkin’ About Jackie (McLean) (please scroll down) remembrance from drummer Carl Allen, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem presented another of its ongoing Jazz for Curious Listeners programs at its Harlem Visitor’s Center, … Continue reading

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Ancient Future radio program 3/25/10

Ancient Future, hosted & produced by Willard Jenkins, airs over WPFW 89.3 FM, Pacifica Radio in Washington, DC.   ARTIST    TUNE    ALBUM    LABEL Lee Morgan    Mid Town Blues    Lee-Way    Blue Note Dakota Staton    The Late, Late Show    (same)    Capitol Freddie Hubbard    Blue Frenzy    Breaking … Continue reading

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Ain’t But a Few of Us #14: Gene Seymour

  Gene Seymour Our series of conversations with black music writers discussing their craft, including obstacles and pecularities which may or may not be related to issues of ethnic identity, continues with veteran scribe Gene Seymour.  My first opportunities to read the witty … Continue reading

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21st Century interview paradigm: The Jazz Session

The Jazz Session is an online jazz interview show focusing on in-depth interviews with jazz musicians at  Proprietor of The Jazz Session is broadcaster-poet Jason Crane.  After participating in one of Jason’s interview sessions, I wanted to know more about … Continue reading

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