Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Chuck Haddix talks about Kansas City's jazz history in an episode of PRX's America's Great Jazz Cities series. It's followed by a nice segment on Mary Lou Williams. (Link via Laura Spencer.)
*Joe Klopus offers an insightful profile of Dave Scott. The trumpeter performs at the Blue Room on Friday.
*Culled from Facebook: The December 4 gig at the RecordBar serves an album release party for The People's Liberation Big Band. The collective's new recording is titled The Nutcracker and the Mouse King."
*Mark Southerland is a characterized as "a legendary jazz saxophonist from Kansas City" in a preview of a Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey concert in Oklahoma.
*Muncharoo offers a discount to Karrin Allyson's forthcoming shows at Jardine's.
*Hunter Long wrote an amusing essay about composition.
*Here's an hour-long in-studio performance by Victor & Penny. (Via Greg Hack.)
*Michael Pagan provides a transcription of a piano solo on a track from his Three For the Ages album.
*Hermon Mehari provides a stream of a trumpet solo from a gig with KC Sound Collective.
*Is Dave Stephens "Kansas City's greatest living jazz man"? That's Tony Botello's take.
*In his review of a hip hop concert, a presumptuous fool suggests that Tech N9ne has supplanted Count Basie as the definitive sound of Kansas City in the minds of most contemporary music fans.
*If you're not already excited about Roy Ayer's concert in January, maybe this will help.
*Tweet o' the Week: paynic: My next record will be called "I'm White". I'll cover jazz standards but take the swing out of it. Wait, that's been done already... #mfcomn (Nicholas Payton isn't local, of course, but no Kansas Citians on the jazz scene posted anything half as amusing this week.)
(Original image of Tim Doherty 9 + 1 at Take Five Coffee + Bar by Plastic Sax.)