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Kevin Crabb, Waltz For Dylan

By: Edward Blanco When accomplished composer/drummer and educator Kevin Crabb isn’t behind the drum set producing music, he can most probably be found teaching snare drum technique from his LA studio. Crabb has performed with some of the finest jazz artists in the world from Los Angeles to Toronto, from …

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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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Music of 1970s Lagos

By John Stevenson It was the era of national reconstruction (after a particularly bitter civil war), Udoji awards, military coups, OPEC-fuelled prosperity, FESTAC, and a naira that reigned supreme. Indeed, the decade of the 1970s represents not only a period when oil money flowed as liberally as palm wine and …

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Nick Hempton “The Business”

By: Edward Blanco Leading the Nick Hempton Band on their second album and first on the Posi-Tone label, saxophonist Hempton guides his able quintet through a selection of highly entertaining, hard-driving and solid swinging modern jazz tunes that’s all business. Whether on the tenor or alto saxophones, Hempton is equally …

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SONiC – Sounds of a New Century A Festival of 21st Century Music by Composers Age 40 and Under

LAUNCHES at Carnegie Hall on Friday, October 14, 2011 with American Composers Orchestra’s Season Opening Concert featuring Five World Premieres TWO FREE SONiC SMARTPHONE APPS NOW AVAILABLE: Thicket: SONiC (iPhone/iPad) & UrbanRemix (iPhone/Droid) PLUS RE:SOUND – a partnership with WQXR’s Q2 Music www.SONiCfestival.org New York, NY (September 28, 2011) — …

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