Category Archives: Links

A Jazz Band in Chile In 1917 @ Ethnomusicology Review

The Word Jazz In The Jazz World By Alex W. Rodriguez for the Ethnomusicology Review Sounding Board I wrote about some preliminary research that I did for my Chilean fieldwork, which brought up a reference to a “jazz band” there … Continue reading

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Listening Back To My Last Year In LA

Yesterday, I returned to Peñaflor after a brief return trip to Southern California, in which I spent a week with Marina selling our car and finalizing various other aspects of our life together in Los Angeles. I’m happy to report that … Continue reading

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Lubricity Is Back … In Santiago, Chile

Well, folks: I made it to Santiago. As longtime readers of this blog know, Chile’s jazz scene has already taught me so much about what it means to make music in the world today—and that jazz is thriving all over … Continue reading

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I Know What I’ve Done Since Last Summer

The last time I posted here, over six months ago, I wrote: Next up: I’m flying to Chile on Thursday to start a month of fieldwork in South America. Wish me luck on the next step of this adventure—and let’s … Continue reading

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New Writing at Ethnomusicology Review and IASPM-US

  I’ve been writing at a decent clip this month, with pieces now online at the IASPM-US website and the Ethnomusicology Review Sounding Board. Check ’em out: Music Scenes: Creating Space for Creative Music at LA’s Blue Whale for IASPM-US CD Review: Book … Continue reading

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4 Years Majoring in Jazz Writing at WordPress U

When I logged into my WordPress account for the first time in a few weeks this morning, I was greeted by a cheerful note: Happy Anniversary with! You registered on 4 years ago! Thanks for flying with us. Keep … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King’s Jazz Dream

In MLK Days past, I have shared a famous quote that outlines Martin Luther King, Jr.’s love of jazz, a passage that has been something of a mantra for me ever since I first came across it in 2009. Today, … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Jazz Education @ NPR Music

A Brief History of Jazz Education: Part 1 and Part 2 By Alex W. Rodriguez for A Blog Supreme/NPR Jazz The second half of my latest contribution to A Blog Supreme is now online — part one was posted in … Continue reading

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UCLA Jazz Course: Early Jazz in Los Angeles

As the quarter gets underway again here at UCLA, I have added a new wrinkle to my academic grind: being a Teaching Associate for the Department of Ethnomusicology’s undergraduate survey course, Jazz in American Culture. In fact, this is the … Continue reading

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Jessica Jones/Hitomi Oba Review @ LA Weekly

Jessica Jones, Hitomi Oba — Blue Whale — 7/24/12 By Alex W. Rodriguez for LA Weekly West Coast Sound This was is my first piece for LA Weekly — and what a great set to review! Jones and Oba, her … Continue reading

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