Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Confirmation: Weekly News and Notes

*A Barclay Martin performance and interview from Steve Kraske's June 6 show on KCUR is available for download. Tim Finn pins down Martin. Richard Gintowt does likewise.

*In his notes from Wakarusa, Tim Finn agrees with my assessment about a potential new audience for jazz. Patchchord makes a similar point in a comment at the previous Plastic Sax post.

*Clint Eastwood and Spike Lee are sparring. The feud revolves around the film Bird.

*The Unthinking Lemming continues to do the Lord's work. His images and words detailing last Friday night at the Blue Room are invaluable.

*KCUR provides audio of John Mark Eberhart poems about Pat Metheny, Ornette Coleman and other jazz and blues-related topics.

*The 2008 edition of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival features Hank Jones, Vanessa Rubin, Robert Glasper and Randy Weston. Alas, the annual August event takes place in New York City.

(Original image of the Inner City All-Stars performing in Kansas City last Friday by Plastic Sax.)

1 comment:

bgo said...

Spike has been upset with Clint ever since that cameo by that faux black man Johnny Otis in 'Play Misty for Me' (jest). Great cameo by Cannoball's Quartet was thrown in the mix if he takes time to ever watch the movie.

Seriously, what is Spike's beef? Movies have been made and will be made about the role of black people in WWII.

Letters from Iwo Jima was told from the Japanese viewpoint. A bold move for an American director to make.