Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*KCJazzLark suggests that the People's Liberation Big Band is squarely in the tradition of Count Basie's bands.
*Marilyn Maye received another rave review in The New York Times.
*Howard University presented Bobby Watson with the Benny Golson Jazz Master Award last week.
*The anniversary of Charlie Parker's death is acknowledged by Tony's Kansas City. (Warning: don't read the accompanying comments.)
*KC Metropolis published a review of Mark Southerland's collaboration with New Ear.
*Mark Edeleman takes note of a few of the city's jazz offerings.
*The name is Collective. Black House Collective. In a related post, Chris Burnett documents his work with the ensemble. Another participant offers a "post-mortem".
*Last week I reported that Dave Douglas was giving a master class as Kansas City Kansas Community College on April 8. He will also perform that night at the Blue Room.
*Lisa Engelken, a Kansas native and regular visitor to Kansas City, is seeking funding for her forthcoming Little Warrior album.
*Tweet o' the Week: Clint Ashlock- Midwest Shuffle is my favorite record of all time. Bobby. Time Will Tell.
*From Rob Scheps: The Rob Scheps/ Jerry Dodgion Quintet. Spring Tour 2013. Rob Scheps - tenor sax & soprano sax. Jerry Dodgion - alto sax & soprano sax. Roger Wilder - piano. Bob " Dwight" Bowman - acoustic bass. Brian Steever - drums. Scheps & Dodgion are from New York, and the rhythm section is from Kansas City. (Area dates are listed at the end of this Plastic Sax post.)
*David Basse provides new details about the forthcoming Joe Sample appearance: 12th Street Jump, public radio’s weekly jazz, blues and comedy jam will record a live performance by Jazz Crusaders founder, Joe Sample, at 7:30 pm, Tuesday, March 26 at the White Recital Hall… Presented in partnership with KCUR-FM 89.3 and recorded for broadcast on 12th STREET JUMP’s 42-station network, tickets for this special performance are $10 in advance, $15 at the door…
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)