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5:34 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

December CD of the Month: David Hazeltine-"I Remember Cedar"

Be-bop pianist and composer David Hazeltine is one of the top ten pianists of what I like to call the “tweener generation”, those veteran musicians who have not yet made it to the elders bracket and are too well seasoned to be labeled “up n coming” or “young lions” because David had already made his impact in jazz and is held in high esteem by his contemporaries.  Hazeltine is original from Milwaukee, WI, playing professionally since he was 13 years of age, he decided to pursue a career as a pianist so he enrolled at the

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2:49 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Ujamaa Holiday Market: local with African flair!

Credit Cynthia Martin

In its 15th year, the Ujamaa Holiday Market provides holiday shoppers with local and imported African wares, with an African flavor.  Deborah Sims-Fard visited the "First Take" morning show with George Peck and Steve Chavis.

"Ujamaa - the fourth principle of Kwanzaa - means cooperative economics," explained Fard.  "It literally means we come together as a community ... and we recommit to building our businesses.  How we spend our dollars matters."

Book talks, music from the LC Latin Jazz Band, Miss Denver will be reading to children.

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Music
10:41 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Jazz Notes--December, 12th, 2014

Jazz Notes 12-11-2014                                                                                                                                                                        Norman Provizer

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Book Review
4:16 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

SRV: The Pride of Austin - a book review

Stevie and older brother Jimmie Vaughan taught themselves to play guitar. “He taught me how to teach myself,” remembered Stevie. “And, that’s the right way.” The boys would listen closely to a tune repeatedly and pick it out themselves. Stevie’s first electric guitar was the hand-me-down when Jimmie bought a new one. “Keep your hands off my guitar,” Jimmie warned when Stevie got caught. Sibling rivalry prevailed, but Stevie always idolized his brother’s playing ability and leadership of the band The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

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Jazz on Film
12:11 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Jazz on Film: Tom Dowd & The Language of Music

Here’s a simple quiz. What do John Coltrane, Ray Charles, The Drifters, Bobby Darin, Aretha Franklin, Ornette Coleman, The Cream, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Lynard Skynard, Charles Mingus, the Allman Brothers, MJQ, and Otis Redding all have in common?  The answer is Tom Dowd, who engineered many of their (and others’) most important recordings. From 1948 at age 23 until the mid-70s Tom Dowd was the chief engineer for Atlantic Records and remained one of the most influential and innovative contributors to the work of popular music and sound recording until near his death in 2002.

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