The Dynamic Album Project: Live in Baltimore

The Dynamic Album Project: Live in Baltimore

“This year”, notes the brochure for the Dynamic Album Project, “marks the first year that revenue from streaming services … surpass the sales of CDs and vinyl records.” Dan Rorke — founder of The Dynamic Album Project — then asks “Why aren’t we utilizing [these] services to push the envelope further?” Just as LPs gave rise to longer tracks and concept albums, and CDs eliminated the concept of sides, extending the consecutive play time further, modern digital delivery systems offer many possibilities for expanding what it means to create an album, and so far, many of these ideas have yet to be explored to any great extent. | Read more>>
New World Outreach Jazz Orchestra

NWOJO concert, 11/25/17 at the Waverly Library

The performance by the New World Outreach Jazz Orchestra (NWOJO) for their annual harvest concert at the Waverly branch of the Pratt Library marked the first time I’d witnessed them live. To sum up their performance in one word—”dynamic.” From the beginning NWOJO’s presentation was different from the typical big band show, with only the four-piece rhythm section of drums, congas, keyboards and bass playing. | Read more>>
Baltimore Center Stage present "Jazz"

Center Stage presents Jazz

By Ian Rashkin and Rená Sweetwine Ian: If you’re noticing signs and posters advertising Jazz at Center Stage, you might be wondering how this new play — based on the book by Toni Morrison — related to you as a music lover. | Read more>>
Baltimore Jazz Composer's Showcase - Listen

Baltimore Jazz Composer’s Showcase – Listen

Clifford the Big Brown Dog “CLIFFORD THE BIG BROWN DOG.” Nico Sarbanes says that “Clifford the Big Brown Dog” is an homage to Clifford Brown, trumpeter of the 1950s, a hard-bop vibe in the mode of Lee Morgan and the Blue Note era. | Read more>>