Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*A fascinating new interview with Chris Burnett is provided by Black House Improvisor's Collective.
*KCJazzLark gets a few solid jabs in at Plastic Sax in an otherwise excellent essay. Don't miss his incredible photos, either., He celebrates the forthcoming "Jazz Winterlude" at JCCC and expresses disappointment in The Majestic in another post.
*Derek Donovan reviews the new Shay Estes album.
*Eldar was featured at the NPR-sponsored "Jazz Piano Christmas." It streams here.
*Selections from Mark Lowrey's recent tribute to Radiohead are at YouTube. I recommend starting with the rendition of "Knives Out." Amazing! (Tip via Tim Finn.)
*The American Jazz Museum's public improvements request form is quite interesting.
*The Pitch uncovered an old KANU fundraising album. Hearing Dick Wright's voice again is a real treat.
*Lee Ingalls, the sorely missed Kansas City jazz advocate, is caught crooning here.
*Doug Tatum of the Folly Theater noted that Heather Masse of the Wailin' Jennys will be performing with Mark O'Connor on January 23.
*The Star reviewed a recent Ken Peplowski concert.
*An all-star cast of 35 jazz musicians performs Wednesday, December 23, at Jardine's.
*Dean C. Minderman of St. Louis Jazz Notes provides a tidy synopsis of the year in jazz at the Riverfront Times.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)