[members-announce] New Independent Ear

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Thu Apr 30 17:18:57 EDT 2009







There's fresh new copy in The Independent Ear, available at www.openskyjazz.com : 



    • Saxophonist-composer Greg Osby has significantly expanded his horizons; read what he has to say on the launch of his new Inner Circle label and how that's been informed by his past record label experiences, including some cautionary advice to young artists seeking to record... 




    • Anecdote #5 from African Rhythms , the forthcoming autobiography of Randy Weston by Willard Jenkins; in this installment Randy talks about his initial connection and subsequent immersion in the music of the Gnawa (Gnaoua) spirit music brotherhood of Morocco... 




    • The Tip: on making a record - a few words-to-the-wise... 




    • The Mardi Gras Indians/Gnawa project: Taking Donald Harrison's Congo Nation to the Gnaoua (Gnawa) & World Music Festival in Essaouira, Morocco for an exciting cultural connection with deep ancestral roots... 




    • Our newest feature: Return Engagements - Voices from the Archives, re-visiting a revealing 1990s interview with composer (and founder of Meet the Composer) John Duffy, speaking on jazz composers... 




Plus the latest playlists from Ancient Future, the radio program... 



Visit The Independent Ear at www.openskyjazz.com , and as usual your comments are welcome. 



Peace, 

Willard Jenkins 

www.openskyjazz.com 

Home of The Independent Ear 




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