Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Loren Pickford blames BMI for the loss of his gig at the Golden Ox according to a report by Tess Koppelman. (Tip via Tony's Kansas City.) Pickford plays Thursday, July 23, at the Blue Room.
*Will Matthews' new album, Count Out Swingin', streets August 3. The recording features saxophonist Bobby Watson, organist Mel Rhyne and drummer Kenny Phelps.
*KCUR profiled jazz and electronica musician John Brewer.
*Tony's Kansas City continues to rave about Dave Stephens. The popular blogger also seems to approve of the previous Plastic Sax post.
*If I didn't know better, I'd suggest that A Blog Supreme has been monitoring Plastic Sax. A new essay suggesting that the jam band scene is an appropriate model for jazz musicians is strikingly familiar. (Here's just one example.)
*Apropos of nothing, the Guardian published a fine essay on Charlie Parker.
*435 South magazine featured David Basse. (Tip via AZ.)
*As Andrew Zender reported in a comment to the previous Plastic Sax post, Jazz Times magazine is "back in action".
*As I suggested a couple days ago, Kansas City's rock scene is thriving. A new documentary about the scene screened here last week. Requisite jazz content? The accompanying free download includes a track by Sal Retta that's sure to please fans of Madeleine Peyroux.
*"Jazz Is Dead." That's apparently the title of a song by new Kansas City indie rock band Thee Water Moccasins.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)