Monthly Archives: October 2010

SoundViews for November ’10

SoundViews are weekly new release review modules produced by Willard Jenkins for WPFW 89.3 FM (listen live at Pacifica Radio in Washington, DC.  SoundViews air four times weekly and each week’s SoundViews new release receives a 30-minute feature on … Continue reading

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Making a new record? Help us out…

Gotta love those digi-packs, you know the ones… the environmentally-friendly CD packages that are generally 3-fold cardboard packs with a plastic housing to hold the disc; still others of the more… ahem… low-budget (skimpy) mode are akin to miniature Lp covers, … Continue reading

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African Rhythms… available now!

African Rhythms, the autobiography of NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston, Composed by Randy Weston, Arranged by Willard Jenkins (Duke University Press), is currently available online at such major outlets as  It will be released to retail internationally on November … Continue reading

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An unlikely pairing? Think again… the Rudresh & Bunky show

One of the most potent new recordings released this fall, and one bound to receive top ten critic’s considerations at year’s end, is Apex, a partnership between kindred alto saxophone spirits Rudresh Mahanthappa and Bunky Green on the PI Recordings … Continue reading

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Jazz Radio Commentaries Pt. 3: Rusty Hassan

Rusty Hassan is one of the more venerable and hippest enthusiasts on the DC-area jazz scene.  Dial up most any worthwhile jazz performance in the Washington-Baltimore area and you’re more than likely to find Rusty on the scene, sometimes with his … Continue reading

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