*Hearne Christopher provides another extensive recap of the Jardine's saga.
*Brad Cox participates in a brief Q-and-A with The Kansas City Star.
*Mark Lowrey reinterprets the Republic Tigers' "Buildings and Mountains" on his forthcoming album.
*Tommy Johnson Jr.'s connection to Lawrence's jazz scene is examined by The Lawrence Journal-World. (Via Offstage.)
*One of Marilyn Maye's recent performances with the Heartland Men's Chorus was reviewed by Paul Wilson. (Via Offstage.)
*Victor & Penny are featured in this week's new episode of 12th Street Jump.
*Is a blogger battle brewing? KCJazzLark once again takes exception to a Plastic Sax post.
*The Marshall Democrat-News reports on plans for next year's Bob James Jazz Festival.
*Matt Otto has made two sets of tracks available as free downloads.
*The man known as Phonologotron has completely revamped his blog.
*Analogue Productions of Salina, Kansas, continues to delight audiophile jazz fans. Here's a clip touting new reissues of classic titles on the Prestige label.
*Tweet o' the Week: MayorSlyJames- Saw jazz Harpist Lori Andrews at Blue Room tonight. She couldn't get over how friendly folks in KC are. PROUD OF YOU KC!!
*Comment o' the Week: Michael- The day that music critics call me a "musician's musician" will be a career highlight for me.
*The Kansas City Jazz Calendar has been updated.
*From a press release: “Better to be lucky than smart” was a learning experience passed down from his father to local jazz and blues guitarist Tom DeMasters, as was DeMasters Insurance, LLC in Westport that Tom took over in 1983. The CD Release Party for Better to Be Lucky will be December 10 from 7-10 p.m. at the Phoenix, 302 W. 8th St. in KCMO (no cover). Tom’s second CD features some of Kansas City’s finest, including internationally-recognized guitarist and KC transplant Jerry Hahn, Tim Whitmer, Wild Women Millie Edwards and Lori Tucker, Rick Huyett, Wayne Hawkins, Ray DeMarchi, Allen Fishell, Andy Hambleton, Bob Jolley, Mike Moreland and Joe Pruessner.
*Rob Scheps reports that he's booked the following dates for a band he'll co-lead with Jerry Dodgion: Thurs April 4- WestChase Grille; Fri. Apr. 5- Lucky Brewgrille; Sun. Apr. 7- House Concert; Wed. Apr. 10- Ottawa University; Thurs. Apr. 11- 12th St. Jump Recording Session; Thurs. Apr. 11- Take Five Coffee Bar;
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)