Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Confirmation: Weekly News and Notes
*Frank Morgan died December 14. He was perhaps Charlie Parker's premier protege, in the best and worst sense of the word.
*The Star reported that the Peachtree Restaurant is leaving the 18th & Vine district for a new downtown location. That means the American Jazz and Negro Leagues museums are losing much of the area's foot traffic. A local television station also posted a fine report. Some scathing commentary from a well-known voice in the jazz community is here.
*What the heck is this nonsense? Maybe it's the real reason the Peachtree is leaving the jazz district.
(Image of Frank Morgan appropriated from a proper jazz site.)