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Marc Cary

Marc Cary stands on an unshakable reputation as pianist dedicated to the craft. His fresh styling shows his expansive vocabulary. Cary's earnest orientation towards jazz, where much of his musical foundation lies, proves that he has internalized the idiom. Take his seminal masterwork, Rhodes Ahead Vol 1., released in 2000, is considered by many to be a classic; the Fender Rhodes-laden record signifies 70s free jazz, where the electric piano was oft-times the sonic weapon of choice. This time around, Cary is going retro and returning to a full acoustic setting. With the FOCUS Trio, featuring Samir Gupta on tabla and drums and David Ewell on bass, Cary's current vision is to bring together East Indian, West African and Native America musical traditions together in an all acoustic setting and blending it into African-American musical culture: jazz

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases From Giorgia Hannoush, Yuhan Su, Amanda Gardier, Mary Halvorson, Eugenie Jones & More

Read "New Releases From Giorgia Hannoush, Yuhan Su, Amanda Gardier, Mary Halvorson, Eugenie Jones & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from guitarists Giorgia Hannoush and Mary Halvorson, vibraphonist Yuhan Su, saxophonist Amanda Gardier, pianist Myra Melford and vocalist Eugenie Jones, with birthday shoutouts to Marc Cary, Lil Hardin Armstrong, Jutta Hipp, Jeanne Lee, Cindy Scott, and Caili O'Doherty, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts To Abbey Lincoln, Dorothy Ashby, Regina Carter, Connie Converse & More

Read "New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts To Abbey Lincoln, Dorothy Ashby, Regina Carter, Connie Converse & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Matt Catingub, Gabriela Martina, Olivia Van Goor and Jack Jones, with birthday shoutouts to Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Abbey Lincoln, Dorothy Ashby, Terri Lyne Carrington, Regina Carter, Kat Edmonson and Connie Converse, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by seeing them live and online. ...

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Jason Stein, Chet Baker and Ingrid Laubrock Plus a Tribute to Ahmad Jamal

Read "Jason Stein, Chet Baker and Ingrid Laubrock Plus a Tribute to Ahmad Jamal" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show, from May, features a tribute to the late Ahmad Jamal, plus old and new music from Jason Stein, Ingrid Laubrock, Chet Baker, and others. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Courtney Pine “Sister ...

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New Beginnings

Label: Cellar Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Recordame; I Could Write a Book; Airegin; Black Orpheus; Peggy’s Blue Skylight; Ms. Garvey, Ms. Garvey!!; Fallen Feathers; I’ll Never Stop Loving You.

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Jason Marshall: New Beginnings

Read "New Beginnings" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Impresario extraordinaire and multi-talented saxophonist Cory Weeds has picked up the challenge to acknowledge the contribution of black musicians to jazz music in these uncertain times. Working with trumpeter and producer Jeremy Pelt, this album New Beginnings by baritone saxophonist Jason Marshall, would be the fifth release led by a black artist for The Cellar Music ...

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Article: Book Excerpts

Ain’t But a Few of Us

Read "Ain’t But a Few of Us" reviewed by AAJ Staff


The following is an excerpt from the section “Magazine Freelancers" taken from Ain't But a Few of Us: Black Music Writers Tell Their Story edited by Willard Jenkins (Duke University Press, 2022). Magazine Freelancers by John Murph John Murph has successfully channeled his voracious appetite for modern music into a keenly social outlook that takes ...

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Jason Marshall: New Beginnings

Read "New Beginnings" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Anyone who appreciates the thunderous sound of an assertive baritone sax should love New Beginnings, an emphatic quartet date that shines a light on Jason Marshall's muscular horn and keeps it there from start to finish. While his teammates (Marc Cary, piano; Gerald Cannon, bass; Willie Jones III, drums) converse eloquently on every ...

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Tyshawn Sorey, David Sanborn and More

Read "Tyshawn Sorey, David Sanborn and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show features an extreme variety of old and new jazz. It includes Tyshawn Sorey, Miles Okazaki, David Sanborn, and Lynne Arriale. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 The Art Ensemble of Chicago “Song for ...

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Article: Live Review

The Baylor Project at the DC Jazz Festival

Read "The Baylor Project at the DC Jazz Festival" reviewed by Bridget A. Arnwine


The Baylor Project The District Wharf The DC Jazz Festival jny: Washington, DC September 3, 2022 The 18th Annual DC Jazz Festival (August 31—September 4, 2022) closed out five days of music with a weekend of spectacular performances at The District Wharf, an outdoor space teeming with restaurants, shopping and ...


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