Advocating systemic change when civil unrest erupted in the midst of a pandemic and economic uncertainty two years ago, R&B-jazz balladeer Ricky Alan Draughn teamed with two-time Grammy nominated produced Chris “Big Dog” Davis (Norman Brown, Will Downing, Najee) and urban-jazz saxophonist Kim Waters to record a timely version of Sam Cooke’s poignant “A Change Is Gonna Come.” On the heels of the recent Supreme Court decision
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In 2020, to celebrate JazzTimes’ 50th anniversary, we made a bold (some would say foolhardy) call: the top 50 jazz albums of the past 50 … Read More “The 10 Best Jazz Albums of the 1940s: Critics’ Picks” The post The 10 Best Jazz Albums of the 1940s: Critics’ Picks appeared first on JazzTimes.
Joe La Barbera and Charles Levin: Times Remembered: The Final Years of the Bill Evans Trio (University of North Texas Press)
“I’m sorry, but your friend didn’t make it.” And with that, a small group of friends, loved ones, and co-workers knew the death of William … Read More “Joe La Barbera and Charles Levin: Times Remembered: The Final Years of the Bill Evans Trio (University of North Texas Press)” The post Joe La Barbera and
Singer and actress Freda Payne is set to appear in Ella, First Lady of Song, a musical about jazz vocal legend Ella Fitzgerald, running Aug. … Read More “Freda Payne to Star in Musical About Ella Fitzgerald” The post Freda Payne to Star in Musical About Ella Fitzgerald appeared first on JazzTimes.
Vocalist Melissa Stylianou, guitarist Gene Bertoncini, and bassist Ike Sturm make for a canorous combination. A working trio elevated by keen conversational rapport and an … Read More “Melissa Stylianou Featuring Gene Bertoncini & Ike Sturm: Dream Dancing (Anzic)” The post Melissa Stylianou Featuring Gene Bertoncini & Ike Sturm: Dream Dancing (Anzic) appeared first on
By Congressman Kweisi Mfume Washington, DC – Congressman Kweisi Mfume (D-MD) issued the following statement on the July 16, 2022, passing of Mr. Vernon Simms, a congressional staffer for three […] The post Congressman Kweisi Mfume Statement on the Passing of Vernon Simms, Longtime Congressional Staffer appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By Tinashe Chingarande, Special to the AFRO The July 7 killing of 48-year-old Timothy Reynolds at a downtown Baltimore intersection has once again inflamed the long-standing debate of how to […] The post Elected officials react to attack of Squeegee crew that led to fatal shooting in Downtown Baltimore appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers
Commentary: The Moore Report – Frank Wills: The Black patriot who did his job and brought down a president 50 years ago
By Ralph E. Moore, Jr., Special to the AFRO There once was a president named Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974) who was the first president in U.S. history to resign. There […] The post Commentary: The Moore Report – Frank Wills: The Black patriot who did his job and brought down a president 50 years ago
By Kara Thompson, MDDC Intern On July 8, Mayor Brandon Scott announced that Baltimore’s next Deputy Mayor for Public Safety would be Anthony Barksdale. Born and raised in Baltimore, Barksdale […] The post Anthony Barksdale appointed as new Deputy Mayor for Public Safety appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .