Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Confirmation: Weekly News and Notes

*Frank Morgan died December 14. He was perhaps Charlie Parker's premier protege, in the best and worst sense of the word.

*The Star reported that the Peachtree Restaurant is leaving the 18th & Vine district for a new downtown location. That means the American Jazz and Negro Leagues museums are losing much of the area's foot traffic. A local television station also posted a fine report. Some scathing commentary from a well-known voice in the jazz community is here.

*What the heck is this nonsense? Maybe it's the real reason the Peachtree is leaving the jazz district.

(Image of Frank Morgan appropriated from a proper jazz site.)


the unthinking lemming said...

Things are not right down at 18th & Vine. Things are not right with KC Jazz. Things are not right with Jazz.

the unthinking lemming said...

All is not lost. They now have the 'Clinton' saxophone. That'll bring 'm in.