April 20, 2024

Interviews

13th annual St. Lucia Jazz Festival

BET Jazz Presents the 13th annual St. Lucia Jazz FestivalMay

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2010 Portland Jazz Festival Lineup

  2010 Portland Jazz Festival Mingus Big Band, Dave Holland,

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A Chat with Tim Hauser of the Manhattan Transfer

A Chat with Tim Hauserof the Manhattan Transfer by Paula

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A Word With David Benoit – The Benoit/Freeman Project

Inside the Benoit/Freeman ProjectA Word With David Benoit by Paula

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Ahmad Jamal – Then and Now – DVD

Ahmad JamalThen and Now – DVD Eugene Holley, Jr. Ever

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Al Jarreau – Accentuate The Positive

Al Jarreau Accentuate The Positive(GRP – 2004) by Carmen Miller

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Al Jarreau – Accentuating The Positive – An Interview

Al JarreauAccentuates the Positive by S.H. Watkins Sr. Al Jarreau

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Al Jarreau – Talking about the Future

Talking about the Future Al Jarreau by Mark Ruffin Just

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Alexander Zonjic Interview

A Conversation WithAlexander Zonjic by Baldwin “Smitty” Smith Alexander Zonjic

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An Interview with Al DiMeola

The Grande Passion of Al DiMeola by Paula Edelstein Sit

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An Interview with Al Jarreau

Conversation with Al Jarreau by Mark Ruffin. In his long

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An Interview with Alphonse Mouzon – Dancing to a Different Drummer

Dancing to a Different Drummer An Interview with Alphonse Mouzon

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An Interview with Anthony Wilson

A Word With Anthony Wilson by Fred Jung I consider

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An Interview with Arturo Sandoval

A Moment With Arturo Sandoval by Mark Ruffin On the

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An Interview with Avishai Cohen

We talk basics with Avishai Cohen by Fred Jung There

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An Interview with Avishai Cohen – 2000

Colors: Hearing is Believing A Talk with Avishai Cohen by

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An Interview with Ben Allison

Fred Jung InterviewsBen Allison I am always humbled by the

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An Interview with Benny Golson

An Interview with Benny Golson A Conversation with the Great

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An Interview with Bob Dorough

An Interview with Bob Dorough by Matthew S. Robinson In

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An Interview with Branford Marsalis

A taste of the truth from Branford Marsalis by Mark

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An Interview with Dave Binney

An Interview withDave Binney by Fred Jung With so many

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An Interview with Dave Holland

An Interview withDave HollandBy Fred Jung Haling from England, Dave

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An Interview with David Liebman

In His Own Words… A conversation withDavid Liebman by Fred

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An Interview With David Murray

David Murray Talks June 16, 1997Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago, Il [Click

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An Interview with David S. Ware

An Interview WithDavid S. Wareby Fred Jung Who is David

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An Interview with David Samuels

David Samuels Talks about Caribbean Jazz Project by Mark Ruffin

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An Interview with Dee Dee Bridgewater

An Interview withDee Dee Bridgewater October 1997 By Mark Ruffin

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An Interview with Doug Carn

Doug Carn ReturnsAn Interview by Mark Ruffin For those of

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An Interview with Eric Alexander

A Moment withEric Alexander by Fred Jung Eric Alexander might

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An Interview with Eric Essix

Eric Essix is Southbound by Paula Edelstein SOUTHBOUND by guitarist

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An Interview with Eric Reed

A Conversation with Eric Reed by Fred Jung If Mulgrew

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An Interview with Ernie Watts

A Conversation withErnie Watts Fred Jung I first met Ernie

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An Interview with Jeff Lorber

An Interview With Jeff Lorber by S. H. Watkins, Sr.

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An Interview with Joe Lovano

An Interview withJoe Lovanoby Fred Jung Never comfortable with standing

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An Interview with John Pizzarelli

“LET THERE BE LOVE” says John Pizzarelli By Paula Edelstein

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An Interview with John Scofield – ‘A-Go-Go’

John ScofieldTalks about ‘A-Go-Go’ with Mark Ruffin In a large

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An Interview with Karrin Allyson

A Moment with Karrin Allyson by Paula Edelstein Feeling blue

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An Interview with Ken Burns

An Interview with filmmaker Ken Burns by Dick Bogle “African-Americans,

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An Interview with Kirk Whalum

Talking With Kirk Whalum by Mark Ruffin The titles of

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An Interview with Kirk Whalum – Dancing to a Different Drummer

The ‘Unconditional’ Essence of Kirk Whalum by Paula Edelstein The

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An Interview with Kurt Elling

Kurt Elling At The Crossroads by Mark Ruffin Honesty is

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An Interview With Lee Ritenour

An Interview With Lee Ritenour June 28, 1997i.e. Music Studioby

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An Interview with Lee Ritenour

Tributes and More Tributes Lee Ritenour by Mark Ruffin It

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An Interview with Lester Bowie

A talk with Lester Bowie by Fred Jung Hard-line traditionalists

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An Interview with Lonnie Plaxico

About Melange and More Lonnie Plaxico by Mark Ruffin If

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An Interview with Maceo Parker

Dial Maceo Parker Interview with a legend by Paula Edelstein

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An Interview with Maggie Brown

Vocalizing with Maggie Brown by Mark Ruffin In the chemical

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An Interview with Marcelo Zarvos

A Self-Portrait of the Young Master A Moment with Marcelo

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An Interview with Marcus Miller

Speaking on M2 and More with Marcus Miller by Mark

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An Interview with Marion Meadows

Finding PleasureAn Interview WithMarion Meadows by Mark Ruffin So you’re tired

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An Interview with Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp The Blue Series and NEW ORBITby Paula Edelstein

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An Interview with Matthias Lupri

Deep Vibes… An Interview with Matthias Lupri by Paula Edelstein

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An Interview with McCoy Tyner

An Interview withMcCoy Tyner by Mark Ruffin Simply put, McCoy

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An Interview with Mel Brown

An Interview With Mel Brown by S. H. Watkins, Sr.

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An Interview with Michael Brecker

We Have A Talk With Michael Brecker by Mark Ruffin

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An Interview with Michael Wolff

Flexing His Creative Thoughts… Michael Wolff by Paula Edelstein “I

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An Interview with Mike Stern

A Few Words with Mike Stern by Fred Jung George

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An Interview with Miki Howard

A Word With Songstress Miki Howard by S. H. Watkins,

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An Interview with Miriam Makeba

A Conversation With Miriam Makeba by Struan Douglas This month

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An Interview with Monty Alexander

Having a word withMonty Alexander by Mark Ruffin Bob Marley

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An Interview with Moses Molelekwa

Moses Molelekwa – An Interview by Struan Douglas South African

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An Interview with Nancy Wilson

Speaking with the Legendary Nancy Wilson by Mark Ruffin Nancy

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An Interview with Norman Conners

Speaking with Norman Conners by Mark Ruffin. Drummer Norman Connors

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An Interview with Patti Austin

A Moment With Patti Austin by Mark Ruffin “It is

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An Interview with Phil Upchurch

Telling the Truth… Phil Upchurch by Mark Ruffin When Phil

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An Interview with Philip Bailey

A Conversation WithPhilip Bailey by Mark Ruffin Thirty years ago,

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An Interview with Poncho Sanchez

A Conversation withPoncho Sanchez Mark Ruffin Fate has been very

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An Interview with Ramsey Lewis

Ramsey Lewis Speaks by Mark Ruffin Publishers’ Note: Although JazzUSA

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An Interview with Regina Carter

A Conversation with violinistRegina Carter by Mark Ruffin The hottest

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An Interview with Steve Turre

Steve TurreTalks about Lotus Flower and more… by Fred Jung

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An Interview with Steve Turre 2001

Speaking of Rahsaan withSteve Turre by Mark Ruffin At about

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An Interview with T.K. Blue

T. K. BLUE Unique Sounds and Ideas by Paula Edelstein

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An Interview with Terrence Blanchard

Terrence BlanchardHollywood Jazzman by Mark Ruffin Trumpeter Terrence Blanchard was

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An Interview with Thara Memory

An Interview With Thara Memory by Dick Bogle The Joe

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An Interview with Ticklah – Polydemic

A Polydemic Interview withTicklah by Mark Ruffin We reviewed the

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An Interview with Von Freeman

The Philosophy and Life Work of Earl LeVon (Von) Freeman

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An Interview with Will Downing

An Interview with Will Downing By Mark Ruffin Will Downing’s

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An Interview with Yulara

An Interview with Yulara by Paula Edelstein “What we have

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Ari Brown – Live At The Green Mill – DVD

Ari BrownLive At The Green Mill – DVD Delmark –

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Art Ported Dies in Freak Accident

Art Porter Dies in Freak Accident By Mark Ruffin –

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Babatundé Lea – Soul Pools

Summoning the Spirit of RhythmBabatundé Lea by Paula Edelstein SOUL

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Bebop Fairy Tales

“Mark Ruffin’s Bebop Fairy Tales captures the heart and soul

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Ben Sidran – Cien Noches

Ben SidranCien Noches Nardis Music – 2008 This is Ben

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Bob James Interview 2004

Let’s Take It From The Top An Interview with Bob

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Bob Mintzer Interview

Bob MintzerSpeaks about “Peace ‘Round” by Paula Edelstein A round

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Carol Duboc Interview

Talking With All OfCarol Duboc by Baldwin “Smitty” Smith Well

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Charles Earland – Hitting a new peak

Charles Earland Hitting a new peak By Sidney Bechet-Mandela Organist

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Cyrus Chestnut Discusses: You Are My Sunshine

Cyrus Chestnut Discusses: You Are My Sunshine by Paula Edelstein

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Dave Brubeck – Private Brubeck Remembers

Dave Brubeck Private Brubeck Remembers(Telarc – 2004) by Paula Edelstein

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Dave Grusin – West Side Story

DaveGrusinPresents West Side Story Jonathan Butler, Gloria Estefan & Jon

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David ‘Fathead’ Newman – An Interview

“Fathead” Newman Keeps Growing by Matthew S. Robinson Named good-naturedly

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David Liebman – The Elements: Water

David Liebman The Elements: Water by J. Barrett It’s an

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Denise Jordan Walker – Candid Jazz and Conversations

Denise Jordan WalkerCandid Jazz and Conversations Recently we had a

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Dianne Reeves –

Dianne Reeves Christmas Time Is Here (Blue Note – 2004)

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Earl Klugh – The Spice of Life

Earl KlughThe Spice of Life Koch – 2008 In a

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Editorial – Reclaiming the Spirit of Jazz

Reclaiming the Spirit of Jazz by Phyllis Lodge For those

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Eric Person Interview

The Making of Big Sur and MoreTalking with Eric Person

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Euge Groove Interview

Groovin’ with Euge Groove by Baldwin “Smitty” Smith Alright, what

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Head’s Up International

Seeing is Believing multi-media zone #1 Heads Up International, Ltd.

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How to Draw a Bunny

How to Draw a Bunny The Ray Johnson Story (Boston

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Jazz loses Zachary Breaux and Tony Williams

Jazz Loses Two Great ArtistsBy Antoine Marx Two jazz musicians,

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Josh Roseman Interview

No Bones About ItJosh Roseman is making a name by

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June Kuromoto (Hiroshima) Interview

June Kuromoto of Hiroshima Talks About The Spirit of the

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Kirk Whalum Interview

  Kirk Whalum Interview – Roundtrip, Family and The Future

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Kirk Whalum Interview – 08-2007

Kirk Whalum Roundtrip, Family and The Future by S.H. Watkins,

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Kirk Whalum Interview 2002

From smooth jazz to bebop Kickin’ it with Kirk Whalum

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Kora Awards 2001

If there was a defining moment at this year’s Kora

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Lester Bowie Retrospective

Lester Bowie A Retrospective [ Based on an Interview conducted

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Live – Kirk Whalum Interview

Kirk Whalum – Roundtrip, Family and The Future Visit the

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Live – Ledisi Interview

Visit the Ledisi web site. Ledisi – Been Here All

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Live – Will Downing Interview – 11/2007

Will Downing – Back In The Groove Most people know

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Marcus Miller – Master of all Trades – DVD

Marcus MillerMaster of all Trades – DVD Koch – 2005S.

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Marcus Miller Interview

The Ozell Tapes and MoreA Conversation with Marcus Miller by

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Marilyn Scott Interview 2004

A Nightcap ConversationWith Marilyn Scott by S.H. Watkins, Sr. Marilyn

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Marilyn Scott Sings The Stories Behind The Songs / Nightcap

Singing The Stories Behind The SongsMarilyn Scott speaks about ‘Nightcap’

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Matt Marshak – This Time Around

Matt Marshak This Time Around (Nuance Music Group – 2004)

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Matt Savage – Welcome Home

My next album, Welcome Home, will be released November 9,

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Matt Savage – Welcome Home

Matt SavageWelcome Home 2010 – Savage Records My next album,

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Mercy, Mercy, Me

Mercy, Mercy, Me The Art, Loves and Demons of Marvin

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Mercy, Mercy, Me – The Art, Loves and Demons of Marvin Gaye

Mercy, Mercy, MeThe Art, Loves and Demons of Marvin Gaye

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Michael Manson Interview

  Bass-ic Jazz with Michael Manson by Mark Ruffin  

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Mike Phillips Interview

Mike Phillipsthe Uncommon Denominator by Baldwin “Smitty” Smith We are

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Mindi Abair Interview

Just ‘Come As You Are’Speaking With Mindi Abair by Baldwin

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Moses Khumalo

An Interview WithMoses Khumalo by Iain Harris Moses is the

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Moxie – Interview and Performance Review

Moxie Chicks Three ladies of Manhattan transfer to Les Zygomates

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Najee – A Point of View Interview

Najee is one of contemporary jazz’s true pioneers. Creating a

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Nancy King – King on the Road

King on the Road Nancy King by S. H. Watkins,

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Nelson Rangell Interview

Talking Music WithNelson Rangell by Baldwin “Smitty” Smith One of

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Nestor Torres Interview 2004

Nestor Torres Lets The Music Speak by Paula Edelstein Jazz

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Nicholas Payton Interview

A Word WithNicholas Payton by Paula Edelstein Nicholas Payton shares

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Nick Colionne Interview

Smooth Jazz Guitarist RisingSpeaking With Nick Colionne by S.H. Watkins,

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Nick Colionne Interview 2005

Nick ColionneJazz Guitar Chicago Style by Baldwin “Smitty” Smith Joining

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Norman Brown Interview

Chillin’ with Norman Brown by Mark Ruffin When the smooth

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Norman Connors – Eternity

Eternity Norman Conners (Right Stuff – 2000) by Stephen H.

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Oscar Peterson – Music in the Key of Oscar – DVD

Oscar PetersonMusic in the Key of Oscar – DVD VIEW

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Pamela York – Lay Down This World

Pamela offers the listener an exciting journey with Lay Down

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Patrice Rushen: A Modern Day Renaissance Woman

Speaking With Patrice Rushen: A Modern Day Renaissance Woman by

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Paul Taylor Interview

A Word With Paul Taylor by Paula Edelstein I first

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Phil Freeman – New York is Now! The New Wave of Free Jazz

New York is Now! The New Wave of Free Jazz.

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Phil Ramone – Discusses the making of Genius Loves Company

Phil Ramone DiscussesThe Making of Genius Loves Company The Last

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Phil Woods – A Life In E Flat – DVD

Phil WoodsA Life In E Flat – DVD JazzedMedia –

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Philip Bailey – An Interview

A Conversation WithPhilip Bailey by Mark Ruffin Earth, Wind and

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Ralph Ellison – Next

Ralph Ellison’sVisible Century by Eugene Holley, Jr. In 1952 Ralph

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Ray McCarty – Mood swing

Ray McCarty and his six-string Mood Swing by Paula Edelstein

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Regina Carter Interview – Queen Of The Jazz Violin 2006

Regina Carter has explored the world with music. Her virtuosic

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Speaking with Darrell Grant

A Word With Pianist Darrell Grant by S. H. Watkins,

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Stanley Clark and Friends – Night School – DVD

Stanley Clark and FriendsNight School – DVD Koch – 2005Sounds

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Terence Blanchard: Contemporary Cat: A Biography

Contemporary CatA Biography of Terence BlanchardAnthony Magro(Scarecrow Press – 2003)

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Terry Callier – Reluctant Musician

By Mark Ruffin, Jazz Editor Five years ago, in the

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The 1997 JazzTimes Convention

Jazz Summit: November 5 – 8 The 1997 JazzTimes Convention,

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The Future of Jazz? – Gloom and Doom…

Duke, Q and Metheny – Voices from the IAJE Regarding

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The Idea of North – The Sum of Us

The Idea of NorthThe Sum of Us(Magnetic Records – 2001)

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The Life and Music of Jean Luc Ponty

An Interview: The Life and Music of Jean Luc Ponty

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The Marsalis Family – A Jazz Celebration

The Marsalis Family A Jazz Celebration PBS, Feb. 20, 2003

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Toni Redd Interview

Toni ReddComing Straight From The Heart by Baldwin “Smitty” Smith

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Ubuyile – Jazz comes home

UbuyileJazz comes home By Gwen Ansell “Jazz music will never

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Wayne Shorter – An Interview

A Conversation WithWayne Shorter by S. H. Watkins, Sr. JazzUSA:

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Will Downing – After Tonight

Will Downing After Tonight (Peak – 2007) Suffice it to

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