Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Chris Burnett recently notified friends and fans that his 2007 album streams free at LaLa.com. Plastic Sax is a fan of the service. There's at least a week's worth of Kansas City jazz- from Count Basie to Pat Metheny to Megan Birdsall- available at the site. I'm listening to Doug Talley's Kansas City Suite at LaLa.com at this very moment.
*Road trip! St. Louis Jazz Notes reports that Sonny Rollins will perform in St. Louis on September 19. And a thoughtful Plastic Sax reader just sent me a link to the impressive schedule for the Chicago Jazz Festival.
*Jazz bassist and Big 8 basketball legend Wayman Tisdale has died.
*Sue Vicory provides an update on her Kansas City jazz and blues documentary.
*The Kansas City Kansan files a report about this summer's Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Festival.
*Pat Metheny appears on the new Gary Burton release. Too bad about the Peter Max album art.
*Corky Carrell's photographs of The Mingus Big Band's recent performance at The Gem Theater are posted at Present.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)