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ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

I Called Him Morgan by Kasper Collin

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Lee Morgan
I Called Him Morgan
A film by Kasper Collin
2016

Forty five years ago on a precariously snowy night, prolifically talented jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan was fatally wounded at Slug's Saloon in the East Village of jny: New York City, shot down by his common-law wife, Helen, in front ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan Author Speaks!

The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan Author Speaks!

From author Larry Reni Thomas: I am not on anybody's side. I am not on Lee Morgan's side. I am not on Helen Morgan's side. I am on the side of history. I understand people who loved Lee. And can also understand the people who loved Helen. But, I wrote this book for historical significance. I am an historian. I did ...

NEWS: EVENT

Preview: The Triangle North Carolina 2014-2015 Jazz Season

Preview: The Triangle North Carolina  2014-2015  Jazz Season

By Larry Reni Thomas The busy, expanding, thoroughly-satisfying jazz scene in what is called the “Triangle” area of the Piedmont section of North Carolina just keeps getting better and better. Who needs the New York or the D.C. jazz scene when everybody seems to be coming this way? The area can boast of several venues that present ...

Mansur Scott: Great Voices of Harlem

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Those of us who know better laughed, snickered, recently, when we read that Harlem-based vocalist extraordinaire Mansur Scott was a “rising star." We will agree that he is definitely a “star" because he always shines when he sings. His first album, Sometimes Forgotten Sometimes Remembered (Pao Records, 2010), was excellent and caught the attention of a ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Fourth Annual John Coltrane Festival Set For August 30, 2014 In His Hometown Of High Point, North Carolina

Fourth Annual John Coltrane Festival Set For August 30, 2014  In His Hometown Of High Point, North Carolina

By Larry Reni Thomas The Friends of John Coltrane, Inc., a High Point, North Carolina-based arts organization, presents, The Fourth Annual John Coltrane International Jazz And Blues Festival, August 30, 2014, from 1 pm to 10 pm, at Oak Hollow Park, 1841 Eastchester Drive, in High Point, North Carolina. The festival will include music from guitarist/vocalist George ...

NEWS: EVENT

The Fifth Annual Ocean City Beach (NC) Jazz Festival

The Fifth Annual Ocean City Beach (NC) Jazz Festival

By Larry Reni Thomas The Fifth Annual Ocean City Beach (NC) Jazz Festival will be held on Friday, July 4, 2014, and Saturday, July 5. 2014. from 5 pm until 8 pm, both days. Scheduled performers on Friday, are Lin Rountree with special guest Nicholas Cole, The Ira Wiggins Quartet, and vocalist Yolanda Rubin. Saturday's scheduled line ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Larry Reni Thomas Top Jazz 2013

People Music—Christian Mcbride And Inside Straight (Mack Avenue Records) Miles Davis Mono—Miles Davis (Columbia) Brand New Day—Brian Horton (Doc8Music) Tootie’s Tempo—Al “Tootie” Heath (Sunnyside) From Behind Enemy Lines—Larry Price/Dr. Leonard King (Price Port) La Rumba Is A Lovesome Thing—Paul Carlon (Zoho) Liquid Spirit—Gregory Porter (Blue Note) For The Love Of Abbey—Marc Cary (Motema) Woman Child—Cecile Mclorin Salvant (Mack Avenue) Sometimes Forgotten Sometimes Remembered—Mansur Scott (Blujazz) Salsa ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Grammy-nominated Jazz Great Joe Chambers To Appear At The NCCU Jazz Festival On November 17, 2013

Grammy-nominated Jazz Great Joe Chambers To Appear At The NCCU Jazz Festival On November 17, 2013

By Larry Reni Thomas "Retire? You don't retire from jazz. Some cats have died on the bandstand," said drummer and educator Joe Chambers, during a phone interview from his home in Wilmington, North Carolina. “By the same token. I don't have the desire to play the drums behind anybody that's living today, with the possible exception of ...

NEWS: RADIO

The Joe Chambers Radio Special On WCOM-FM On November 17, 2013!

The Joe Chambers Radio Special On WCOM-FM On November 17, 2013!

Listen to “Sunday Night Jazz" November 17, 2013, 9pm-12mid, on WCOM-FM, 103.5 FM, for THE JOE CHAMBERS RADIO SPECIAL, a three hour long program, featuring Chambers's music and an interview with the twice Grammy-nominated legendary musician, composer and educator. Chambers has recorded as a sideman, a drummer/percussionist/vibraphonist, and a leader on more than 500 albums and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Preview: The Triangle North Carolina 2013-14 Jazz Season By Larry Reni Thomas

Preview: The Triangle North Carolina 2013-14  Jazz Season By Larry Reni Thomas

The busy, expanding, thoroughly-satisfying jazz scene in what is called the “Triangle” area of the Piedmont section of North Carolina just keeps getting better and better. Who needs the New York or the D.C. jazz scene when everybody seems to be coming this way? The area can boast of several venues that present jazz like, Irregardless ...