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Nicole Mitchell & Haki Madhubuti: Liberation Narratives

Read "Liberation Narratives" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Poetry and jazz. Jazz and poetry have a long history together. From Langston Hughes to Kenneth Patchen, the spoken word messages of the poets have fit hand-in-glove with African-American music. In 1957 Charles Mingus recorded “Scenes In The City," documenting the hardscrabble life of an urban jazz disciple. Then came Gil Scott-Heron, The Last Poets, and ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Jazz Masters Barry Harris And Rufus Reid Featured At 2017 Straight Ahead Jazz Camp

Jazz Masters Barry Harris And Rufus Reid Featured At 2017 Straight Ahead Jazz Camp

From July 17-21 2017 The Jazz Institute of Chicago in collaboration with Columbia College Chicago will offer five days of interactive explorations of jazz via lectures, demonstrations, hands-on clinics and jam sessions during its 9th annual Straight Ahead Jazz Camp. Designed for adults age 18 and up and open to the general public, the camp provides ...

NEWS: CAREER

Bobby Broom Announces New Management, Booking Agency

Bobby Broom Announces New Management, Booking Agency

Jazz guitarist Bobby Broom announced today that he will be represented by Tiffany Ente of Musiq Haus Management, and that Joel Chriss of J. Chriss & Co. will be handling his bookings. "Glad to be aboard," Broom told his fans on Facebook yesterday. Musiq Haus represents some of the top artists in the Jazz industry. In addition to Broom, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Pharez Whitted: For The People

Read "For The People" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Saxophonist Pharez Whitted has had an unusual recording career. Fourteen years separated Mysterious Cargo (Motown Records, 1996) from Transient Journey (Owl Studios, 2010), as Whitted dedicated himself to jazz education and sideman appearances with the likes of drummer Elvin Jones, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and pianist Ramsey Lewis. In this context, For the People comes after a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Pharez Whitted: For The People

Read "For The People" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Indianapolis-born trumpeter Pharez Whitted has kept a low profile in the new millennium. He's busied himself with teaching, attending to his duties as Director of Jazz Studies at Chicago State University, performing live and appearing as a sideman on a scant number of under-the-radar albums, but none of this has helped to boost his reputation beyond ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Chicago Trumpeter Pharez Whitted's "for The People" Due Oct. 16 From Origin Records

Chicago Trumpeter Pharez Whitted's "for The People" Due Oct. 16 From Origin Records

In 2010, after a 14-year hiatus from recording, Chicago trumpeter/composer Pharez Whitted made a deep impression on the jazz public with the release of his long-overdue third CD as a leader, Transient Journey. Fortunately, admirers will not have to wait as long for its follow-up. His sparkling new album, For the People, will be released by ...

NEWS: RADIO

The Jazz Session #188: Pharez Whitted

The Jazz Session #188: Pharez Whitted

It's been 14 years since trumpeter Pharez Whitted last released an album, a drought he's now ended with Transient Journey (Owl Studios, 2010). In this interview, Whitted talks about the changes in his life that led to the new recording; what it meant to grow up in a family where everyone played an instrument or sang; ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: July 26, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 1 4 Curtis Fuller I Will Tell Her (Capri) 199 181 +18 0 61 1 6 2 17 — Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote) 176 113 +63 2 59 2 2 3 13 1 Jason Moran Ten (Blue Note) 164 126 +38 0 55 1 6 ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: July 19, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 4 12 Curtis Fuller I Will Tell Her (Capri) 181 173 +8 0 54 1 5 2 14 2 Stanley Clarke Stanley Clarke Band (Heads Up) 162 124 +38 0 45 2 5 3 8 27 Lee Ritenour’s 6 String Theory 6 String Theory (Concord) 161 ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: July 12, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks151Jason Moran Ten (Blue Note)240156+8416814213Dr. Lonnie Smith Spiral (Palmetto)191209-18048183176Brad Mehldau Highway Rider (Nonesuch)177103+7405131541213Curtis Fuller I Will Tell Her (Capri)173132+4125144578Ray Vega & Thomas Marriott East-West Trumpet Summit (Origin)166142+24047186310Trombone Shorty Backatown (Verve Forecast)160169-9050213754Joe Chambers Horace To Max (Savant)159156+30511982746Lee Ritenour’s 6 String Theory 6 String Theory (Concord)15886+7254483945Yotam Resonance (JLP)147165-18043461089Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden Jasmine (ECM)145138+7050281187One For All Incorrigible (JLP)1381380036111121116Nnenna ...