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I CALLED HIM MORGAN TO FINALLY BE SCREENED IN HELEN MORGAN’S HOME TOWN OF WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA (2/25/18) FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH by LARRY RENI THOMAS

Never in a million years would I have thought that the February 1996 taped interview that I conducted in Wilmington, North Carolina, with former Wilmington, North Carolina resident, Ms. Helen Morgan would have resulted in the much-acclaimed documentary movie called “I Called Him Morgan” (www.icalledhimmorgan.com).   The 2016 film, which has …

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I CALLED HIM MORGAN TO BE SCREENED AT THE SHARP NINE GALLERY JAZZ AND BLUES CLUB, DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, 1/4/18

Chamber Soul Media, in association with Sharp Nine Gallery Jazz and Blues Club, presents the screening of the documentary “I Called Him Morgan” (www.icalledhimmorgan.com) and a post-screening panel discussion moderated by musician Shana Tucker with reedman Bennie Maupin and author/radio announcer Larry Reni Thomas, both of whom are featured in …

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Art Note Ensemble at Club Bonafide

Art Note Ensemble will perform at Club Bonafide on January 4th at 7PM. Tickets: http://clubbonafide.com/event/art-note-ensemble-2/ ‘Art Note Ensemble’ is a music ensemble that creates cross-stylistic and cross-cultural music by way of exploring beyond the fringes of conventional compositional and improvisational techniques, instrumental techniques, timbre, performance practice and electronics. The music, …

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Larry Reni Thomas’ Top Ten Jazz 2017

  SMOKIN IN SEATTLE—Wynton Kelly Trio and Wes Montgomery—Resonance Records ALTO MANHATTAN—Steve Slagle—Panorama DREAMS AND DAGGERS—Cecile McLorin Salvant—Mack Avenue FOR THE LOVE OF YOU—Jacques Lesure—WJ3 LIVE FROM STERN GROVE FESTIVAL—Pacific Mambo Orchestra—PMO SERENADE FOR HORACE—Louis Hayes—Blue Note IN THE MOMENT—Johnny O’Neal—Smoke Sessions LET’S GROOVE—Cory Weeds—Cellar Live LATIN JAZZ PROJECT VOL. …

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PREVIEW: SAXOPHONE SENSATION KAMASI WASHINGTON COMES TO RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA by LARRY RENI THOMAS

  Music fans have been passionately waiting for months since the good news came earlier this year that, the 36-year-old, Inglewood, California-based reedman, Kamasi Washington, one of the most talked about, well-travelled musicians on the scene, would be appearing in concert with his eight-piece group, in Raleigh, North Carolina, December …

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