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Posts tagged ‘Jazz’

2
Mar

A new kind of (jazz) podcast conversation …

 

My good friend and colleague Randall Kennedy and I are tired of watching (and hearing) jazz slowly fade away.

We ask why is this happening?   What’s happening in the music and what’s going on in the media when it comes to covering jazz?   Why do the same handful of names dominate nearly every blog post, critic’s list or major media article when it comes to the music? Why is jazz radio such a snoozer?  The questions goes on and on …

 
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14
Sep

Q&A: Regina Carter

Detroit native and virtuosic violinist Regina Carter is always in demand. Whether she is accompanying artists such as Faith Evans or Mary J. Blige or guesting with jazz alum Cassandra Wilson or Tom Harrell or putting out her own distinct recordings, the one thing that always remains a constant with Regina’s work is that she delivers varied, harmonically rich and brilliant performances that are inspiring, soulful and sonically lasting. Read moreRead more

1
Jun

Celebrating Mingus Ah Um with Kyle Eastwood

As with the classic Dave Brubeck Quartet album Time Out and Miles’ Sketches of Spain, Legacy Recordings put me on assignment to produce a couple of podcast episodes celebrating Charles Mingus’ masterpiece Mingus Ah Um in 2009. Read moreRead more

23
Mar

The Brand of Jazz

The issue of branding has increasingly become a driving force in everything we do both personally and professionally.  Just think of Facebook and how we brand ourselves through accumulating the most friends or associating ourselves with certain activities or groups, etc.  Facebook has become the quickest and most accessible form of personal brand recognition. Read moreRead more