Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*The Pitch tells the sad and exceedingly difficult story of a prominent Kansas City jazz musician.
*Jason Harper wholeheartedly embraces 12 O'Clock Jump. The last time I recall Harper writing with such unbridled enthusiasm was his synopsis of a Motorhead show. (You're scaring me, friend!)
*The Chicago Tribune takes note of Joe Segal's annual tribute to Charlie Parker.
*"The Fine Art of Jazz", a collection of photographs featuring Kansas City jazz musicians, is on display in Alexandria, Virginia.
*Pat Metheny's longwinded explanation of a forthcoming project inspired me to restock the Plastic Sax bomb shelter. The screed by the unpredictable Lee's Summit native freaked me out. (Link found via NPR's jazz blog.)
*Mark Edelman implies that Bram Wijnands secured a regular gig at the Raphael.
*St. Louis Jazz Notes reminds its readers that ticket sales for Sonny Rollins' September 19 show began earlier this week.
*From an American Jazz Museum press release: Beginning August 14, 2009, the American Jazz Museum will display in its Changing Gallery “Jazzin’, Jammin’ & Jivin’: The History of Jazz on Film,” an exhibit developed by Separate Cinema that features 50 film posters highlighting a three decade period during which some of the greatest jazz music appeared on film.
(Original image of Los Angeles by Plastic Sax. I've been out of town for ten days.)