Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*Elke Mermis reviewed Arturo Sandoval's recent concert at the Folly Theater.

*KCJazzLark examines 2010 recordings by Pete Eye and Michael Pagan.

*You've probably never seen Mark Lowrey in this context. (He appears at the 0:33 mark.)

*Bill Blankenship offers a profile of HoraceScope.

*Remember last summer's ill-fated smooth jazz concerts at Crown Center? Here's a related story.

*Camp KC features an interesting preview of Marilyn Maye's March 26 appearance with the Heartland Men's Chorus at the Folly Theater.

*Steve Penn reports that Ray Reed is ailing.

*Mike Stover is interviewed at the site of the Black House Improvisors' Collective.

*The previous Plastic Sax post initiated a contentious conversation.

*Tweet o' the Week: KCJazzConnxn: Hangin at the Oread hotel and Dick Oatts is jammin with Christian McBride on drums. Yes drums. And he is killin it. #humbling

*From the American Jazz Museum: Stories From the Vine Session, Saturday, March 12 1:00 pm-2:30 pm; Celebrating Women in Jazz: Barriers and Inspirations with Howard Hesseman, Helen Sung & Mardra Thomas. Moderated by Greg Carroll.

*Plastic Sax will be on a two week hiatus starting... now."

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)


Anonymous said...

Looked like Arturo had a quintet. Reminds me of the old story when the stewardess asked Dave Brubeck how many musicians were in his quartet.

The typos in that Pitch review are plentiful. If the market is saturated with unemployed journalists lets hire someone who is competent.

Happy In Bag said...

I'm genuinely grateful for the Pitch's coverage of this event.