Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*An examination of the life of John Baker in the Columbus Dispatch is essential reading for anyone interested in the man behind the new film exhibit at the American Jazz Museum.
*DoKC posted a video interview with the American Jazz Musuem's Greg Carroll. Nicely done!
*Road rage may have been responsible for the recent murder in the jazz district. (Tip via TKC.)
*An editorial lambasting the jazz district is rather unsettling. And what's with its title?
*Tony's Kansas City documents the Sunday night scene at Jardine's with Dave Stephens. Hearne Christopher reports on additional Stephens-related shenanigans.
*Need a laugh? Jazz pianist Michael Martin cold-calls wildly inappropriate forums in a wacky attempt to secure a gig. His effort is most amusing.
*Hermon Mehari of Diverse was interviewed by two radio stations.
*I recently downloaded a February performance at the Record Bar by Brandon Draper. It's available at the Live Music Archive here.
*Sonny Rollins performed Saturday in St. Louis. Here's a review. (Link found via St. Louis Jazz.)
*Plastic Sax ranks #72 on an list of 102 jazz blogs. Fail! (Link via AZ.)
(Original image of wilted "Bird Lives" wreath by Plastic Sax.)