Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Confirmation: Weekly News and Notes

*As a thoughtful correspondent recently noted in Plastic Sax's comment section, this year's Jazz In the Woods lineup is a disappointment for jazz fans.

*A damning editorial in the Call laments the lack of commerce in the Jazz District.

*Pat Metheny was inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame.

*A recent Metheny concert in New York received an enthusiastic review in the New York Times.

*Steve Penn writes about the Coda Jazz Fund's assistance with King Alex's Littlejohn's funeral expenses.

*Kansas City's budget crisis' potential impact on the American Jazz Museum is the subject of a lively online debate.

*Dang! I just discovered that Bobby Watson's new album has been released. I can't wait to pick it up.

*Karrin Allyson's latest release is also available now. Here's an interview with Allyson.

*Kevin Mahogany received a nice show preview in a Minnesota publication. Bebopified also provides a positive summary of the show.

*One of the inspirations for this site, St. Louis Jazz Notes, offered a kind word for Plastic Sax.

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)

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