Category Archives: Records

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

Posted in Radio, Records | 3 Comments

Staying the course of creativity: Esperanza Spalding

Bassist Esperanza Spalding has led a bit of a whirlwind artistic life for one so young and fresh off their second release as a leader.  Esperanza,  the singing bassist’s sophomore release on Heads Up was rather promising, if a bit … Continue reading

Posted in General Discussion, Records | Leave a comment

50 Years Later: A Landmark recording session

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Randy Weston’s signature recording session Uhuru Afrika, certainly a good time to reflect on that singular record in this Randy’s 84th year on the planet.  And I’m happy to report that our as-told-to … Continue reading

Posted in Records | 5 Comments

A Pet Peeve… once again!

Once again in the process of presenting the Ancient Future radio program (see playlists below), a vexing disparity reared its ugly head.  With so many artists going the DIY route and producing their own recordings, not to mention the myriad … Continue reading

Posted in Records | 7 Comments

Crate Digging with John Murph

With the demise of the traditional record store as we know it, crate digging — a term from hip hop parlance denoting those dedicated souls who surf the stacks at used and rare record stores (treasured outlets like the Jazz Record … Continue reading

Posted in Records | Leave a comment