Feb 19, 2018 9:33 AM
Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra embraced a wealth of jazz history during its winning performance at the Bethesda, Maryland, Strathmore Music Center on Feb. 2.
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Feb 20, 2018 11:17 AMJazz with strings typically means “jazz with sweetening,” with violins and cellos doing little more than fluffing up the harmony. That was largely the case with Rhizome, pianist Fabian…
Jan 31, 2018 8:01 PM
Sun Ra and Buddha seem to have things in common. Both have their own metaphysics and philosophies; complete conceptions of the universe. Each is a teacher, not a preacher; each has his own ideas to express, and others are free to accept or reject them as they choose.
And the gentle Sun Ra—polite, soft-spoken—has a Buddha-like confidence that he is traveling the particular path that will take him to his destiny.
Buddha, of course, has a few more followers. Yet Sun Ra’s disciples seem totally devoted to their leader; they apparently absorb his…