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Since 2001 eJazzNews has been produced by a volunteer staff of jazz writers, technologists and enthusiasts.   With that support we have remained a most valuable resource to jazz fans around the world. Volunteer Writing Positions Available – CD Reviewers – Concert/Festival reviewers – Interviewers – Jazz Musician Profiles – Columnists. …

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Book Review: African Rhythms: The Autobiography of Randy Weston by Randy Weston and Willard Jenkins BY LARRY RENI THOMAS

BOOK REVIEW: AFRICAN RHYTHMS: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RANDY WESTON. By Randy Weston and Willard Jenkins. 319 pp. Duke University Press.   Pianist, composer, bandleader, National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, Randy Weston’s long-anticipated, much-talked-about, consciousness-raising, African-centered autobiography, African Rhythms, is a serious breathe of fresh air and is a …

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Samuel Blaser “Consort in Motion” CD-2011 Kind of Blue Records

Glenn Astarita German trombonist Samuel Blaser merges his classical and jazz skills with similes and progressive-jazz arrangements of Italian Renaissance composer Claudio Monteverdi. It’s a manifold sequence of works sans any contrived implications or evolvements. Blaser’s evocative phrasings are alternated with variances in tone and a highly charged emotive element. …

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