[members-announce] The Independent Ear

Willard Jenkins muzikmuse at comcast.net
Thu Sep 17 17:44:47 EDT 2009


Visit www.openskyjazz.com/blog for the following fresh content.

 

*        Ain't But a Few of Us, the black jazz writers telling their stories
series continues with a contribution from Robin D.G. Kelley, author of the
remarkable new Monk bio to be released in October; (next up: K. Leander
Williams).

 

*        The 10th edition of the enduring book Jazz Styles has just been
released, accompanied by the customary updated user-friendly jazz
comprehension aids; the author Mark C. Gridley lays down the whys &
wherefores.

 

*        One man's take on the current jazz audience brouhaha; some
righteous indignation from Ron "Slim" Washington.

 

*        Our editorial on the artist's responsibility towards building a
more robust jazz audience.

 

*        A brief note from one who knows. arts administrator & keen jazz
scene observer Sara Donnelly on jazz artist's web sites.

 

Plus Ancient Future playlists, and news of the forthcoming Mid Atlantic Jazz
Festival.

 

As always, your comments are welcome and encouraged.

 

Peace,

Willard Jenkins

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