Monthly Archives: July 2010

Fifth Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival

My second article for the Newark Star-Ledger runs today: All-Star Newark Arkestra Kicks Off This Weekend’s Lincoln Park Music Festival By Alex W. Rodriguez for the Star-Ledger

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Trombone Shorty and Christian Scott As NBA Superstars

Thanks to a tweet by freeform, I was just hipped to this recent article in the Wall Street Journal by jazz writer Larry Blumenfeld about New Orleans wunderkinds Christian Scott and Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews. It’s well-done, so give it … Continue reading

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Barry Harris Trio @ The Village Vanguard

Tonight, WBGO and NPR host their monthly Live @ The Village Vanguard series. Like Jimmy Heath (see my last post,) this month’s guest is an octogenarian jazz legend, pianist Barry Harris. I won’t be on site this time, but I’ll … Continue reading

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Heath Brothers at The Newark Museum

My first guest column for the Newark Star-Ledger, covering last Thursday’s Heath Brothers Quartet performance at the Newark Museum Continue reading

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Help Me Make a Playlist

So it’s been weeks again since an update here — this seems to happen when I take on new projects away from the internet (which, according to Prince, is over? I suppose that makes this post somewhat irrelevant …) But … Continue reading

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