Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Steve Paul investigates Pat Metheny's robots and lives to tell about it. I'm also impressed by this Metheny-related post.
*KCJazzLark shares his gorgeous photos of Deborah Brown's recent appearance at the Blue Room.
*Former Kansas Citian Terry Teachout pitched his new book about Louis Armstrong on Steve Kraske's KCUR show Tuesday. Download the broadcast here.
*According to this business story, "there will be live jazz" at a new Johnson County restaurant.
*The appearance of the late Claude "Fiddler" Williams' instrument at Mark O'Connor's concert at the Folly Theater provided quite a moment. Here's a review of the performance.
*Michael Pagan's new album Three For the Ages was released last week.
*From an email solicitation for a February 7 show at the Record Bar: The People's Liberation Big Band celebrates Super Bowl Sunday by performing the Who's halftime show. I really hope they're not kidding.
*The event is posted on the Kansas City Jazz Calendar, but Plastic Sax readers might appreciate this reminder that Randy Weston is performing February 4 at the American Jazz Museum.
*From a Johnson County Community College press release: The Candace Evans Trio will open the free spring Jazz Series at noon Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the Recital Hall of the Carlsen Center... The Jazz Series continues at noon Tuesday in the Recital Hall except as noted: March 2- Rob Whitsitt Quartet, March 9- Horace Washington Quartet, March 16- Carol Comer with PBT, March 23- Al Pearson Quartet, March 30- Bowdog featuring Jerry Hahn Seating is available first-come, first-served.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)