Monthly Archives: March 2010

Mining Brooklyn’s Jazz Legacy

 Brooklyn had more jazz clubs and related venues than Manhattan in the 1950s and 60s.  So say Randy Weston and numerous other observers and historians of the bigger, brilliantly-multi culti, undeniably colorful and richly historic borough across the East River.  This and … Continue reading

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Audience friendly? Check Maurice Brown…

Trumpeter Maurice Brown has been one to watch for more than a minute.  Early on, courtesy of his Hip to Bop release it was apparent that here was a young artist intent on filtering his jazz-steeped improvisations through the prism … Continue reading

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Ancient Future Radio 3/18/10

 The Ancient Future radio program, produced and hosted by Willard Jenkins, airs on WPFW. Pacifica Radio in Washington, DC at 89.3 FM. (ARTIST, Tune, Album title, Label) Jo Jones   Bebop Irishman   The Everest Years   Everest Evan Christopher   The Peacocks   The … Continue reading

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Thinkin’ About Jackie

  Jackie McLean At the recent and successful launch of the Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival (check Facebook for the Jazz Video Guy Bret Primack’s clips from the festival), successor to the mid-winter DC classic East Coast Jazz Festival, the event … Continue reading

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One Night @ Snug

 Any trip to New Orleans without at least one night at Snug Harbor on teemng Frenchman Street is incomplete.  A recent trip to the Crescent City on a NEA Jazz Masters Live site visit for the Contemporary Arts Center’s presentation … Continue reading

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