Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Confirmation: Weekly News and Notes
*As a thoughtful correspondent recently noted in Plastic Sax's comment section, this year's Jazz In the Woods lineup is a disappointment for jazz fans.
*A damning editorial in the Call laments the lack of commerce in the Jazz District.
*Pat Metheny was inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame.
*A recent Metheny concert in New York received an enthusiastic review in the New York Times.
*Steve Penn writes about the Coda Jazz Fund's assistance with King Alex's Littlejohn's funeral expenses.
*Kansas City's budget crisis' potential impact on the American Jazz Museum is the subject of a lively online debate.
*Dang! I just discovered that Bobby Watson's new album has been released. I can't wait to pick it up.
*Karrin Allyson's latest release is also available now. Here's an interview with Allyson.
*Kevin Mahogany received a nice show preview in a Minnesota publication. Bebopified also provides a positive summary of the show.
*One of the inspirations for this site, St. Louis Jazz Notes, offered a kind word for Plastic Sax.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)