Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*John Kreicbergs cites "modest attendance" in his review of Tuesday's David Sanborn concert at the Uptown Theater. Hey, John- was the number over or under 500?
*A consultant who had previously advised Kansas City, Missouri, on development at 18th and Vine is receiving additional money from the city.
*Sue Vicory reports that her documentary film about Kansas City jazz and blues will premiere April 18th 2009. Here's her project's site.
*Joe Klopus interviews Pat Coil.
*A blogger fondly recalls an exhibit at the American Jazz Museum.
*Via There Stands the Glass: I hate the New York Yankees organization just a little less today. I practically fell off my couch last night when I heard Yankee Stadium's organist play a swinging version of Charlie Parker's "Yardbird Suite" during ESPN's broadcast of the final home game at the landmark. Hey, Kansas City Royals- I'm reluctant to suggest that you copy the Yankees, but how about replacing John Denver with Bird next season?
*Jazz Wax reports that Mary Lou Williams' Black Christ of the Andes is now available at iTunes.
*Pat Metheny appears on Charlie Haden's new Americana-oriented album.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)