Monthly Archives: April 2010

A jazz festival in enchanting Barcelona

 Yes indeed, in addition to it’s abundant charms, the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona, situated on the northeastern coast of Spain’s Iberian Peninsula, also boasts an auspicious jazz festival.  At a luncheon as part of last January’s Association of Performing Arts … Continue reading

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Randy Weston’s 84th

Photo: Oumar Fall  Last Tuesday, April 6, NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston celebrated his 84th birthday in royal fashion.  The setting was The Jazz Standard, New York’s finest jazz club/eatery (check George Wein’s latest blog entry and you’ll understand that … Continue reading

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Ancient Future radio 4/8/10

 ARTIST     TUNE    ALBUM TITLE     LABEL Randy Weston    Berkshire Blues    Earth Birth    Verve Jon Hendricks    Love (Berkshire Blues)    Love    Muse Randy Weston    Afro Black    Monterey ’66    Verve Langston Hughes    The Negro Speaks of Rivers    Our Souls    Rhino Langston Hughes    I, Too    … Continue reading

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Have you heard Linda OH?

 Like most who’ve heard the young Aussie bassist Linda Oh, my starting point was hearing her fresh debut recording "Entry".  Besides the fact that she just kind of materialized on the scene untethered to advance hype, the record was first of … Continue reading

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Ancient Future radio program 4/1/10

 The Ancient Future radio program, produced/hosted by Willard Jenkins, airs on WPFW 89.3 FM, Pacifica Radio for the Washington, DC metro area.   (Listed in ARTIST    TUNE        ALBUM TITLE     LABEL order) Thelonious Monk w/Jon Hendricks In Walked Bud Underground Columbia Art … Continue reading

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