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Amina Claudine Myers

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Amina Claudine Myers, Pianist, Organist, Vocalist, Composer, Master Improvisationalist, Actress and Educator. Ms. Myers has performed nationally and internationally throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and North America. She is well known for her work involving voice choirs, voice and instrumental ensembles. Ms. Myers’ career in music began in her preteens and throughout high school directing church choirs, singing and playing gospel and rhythm and blues. She began playing and singing jazz in college in and around Arkansas. Myers studied concert music at Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Arkansas and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education.

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Central Park’s Mosaics of Reservoir, Lake, Paths and Gardens

Label: Red Hook Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: Conservatory Garden; Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir; Central Park at Sunset; When Was; The Harlem Meer; Albert Ayler, a meditation in light; Imagine, a mosaic for John Lennon.

Album

Central Park's Mosaics of Reservoir, Lake, Paths and Gardens

Label: Red Hook Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: Conservatory Gardens; Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir; Central Park at Sunset; When Was; The Harlem Meer; Albert Ayler, a meditation in light; Imagine, a mosaic for John Lennon.

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Article: Album Review

Wadada Leo Smith / Amina Claudine Myers: Central Park’s Mosaics of Reservoir, Lake, Paths and Gardens

Read "Central Park’s Mosaics of Reservoir, Lake, Paths and Gardens" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Since the beginning of the 2000s, Wadada Leo Smith has produced a number of small masterpieces in the form of themed box sets. The prolific composer/trumpeter has aged into a creative period analogous to few of his contemporaries. His monumental Ten Freedom Summers (TUM, 2013)--a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize--America's National Parks (Cuneiform Records, 2016), and ...

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Article: Profile

Petr Kotik: Beyond Race, Beyond Genre, There’s Music

Read "Petr Kotik: Beyond Race, Beyond Genre, There’s Music" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk


Petr Kotik has walked among giants. To the extent that he is recognized in jny: New York City, where he has made his home for 41 years, it is as an associate of John Cage and Morton Feldman with an apparent fixation on Gertrude Stein. In his Czech homeland, he is held in higher esteem--in part, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Birthday Celebrations For Dorothy Donegan, Alberta Hunter, Billie Holiday & More

Read "New Releases, Birthday Celebrations For Dorothy Donegan, Alberta Hunter, Billie Holiday & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast makes the graceful morph from Womens History to Jazz Appreciation Month with new releases from John Basile, Kandace Springs, Jamie Baum, Queen Esther, Leigh Pilzer, Lizz Wright and Tierney Sutton, with birthday shoutouts to Dorothy Donegan, Alberta Hunter, Billie Holiday, Doris Day, Christine Jensen, Tessa Souter, Teri Parker, Tia Fuller, and Amina Claudine Myers, ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

The Jazz Detective Strikes Again

Read "The Jazz Detective Strikes Again" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Producer Zev Feldman, like Joe DiMaggio, has done it again. In May of 1941, DiMaggio began a major league baseball hitting streak. People followed his exploits game after game and hit after hit. DiMaggio's amazing record of 56 consecutive games still stands to this day. Same can be said of Feldman. His detective work, finding rare ...

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Article: Book Review

Easily Slip Into Another World: A Life in Music

Read "Easily Slip Into Another World: A Life in Music" reviewed by Eric Gudas


Easily Slip Into Another World: A Life In Music Henry Threadgill and Brent Hayes Edwards403 pagesISBN: #9781524749071Alfred A. Knopf 2023 In the early 1970s, Henry Threadgill--composer, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, inventor of the hubkaphone, Vietnam veteran, and all-around Proteus (in Ovid, the god “who always changes") of Black music and ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Grammy Nominees With New Jazz Categories & More

Read "New Releases, Grammy Nominees With New Jazz Categories & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes an assortment of Grammy nominees (not a bad year for women overall, with some new jazz categories), plus new releases from Solidaridad Tango, violist Debbie Spring, drummer Allison Miller, vocalist Anita Wardell, pianists Marta Karassawa and Thandi Ntuli, with songs of gratitude and more. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you ...

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Article: Live Review

Ostrava Days 2023

Read "Ostrava Days 2023" reviewed by Martin Longley


Klub Parník, Plato, Triple Hall Karolina, etc. Ostrava, Czech Republic August 28-September 2, 2023 Ostrava Days happens once every two years, mostly dedicated to the well-being of new music, composed for varying sizes of ensembles, right up to a fully-bloated orchestra. Sometimes, though, works will be penned for mere solo ...


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