Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Andrew Zender interviewed Jeff Harshbarger.
*Angela Hagenbach was featured in The Star's Sunday magazine.
*Everything looks better in black and white. KCJazzLark posted exemplary photos of Bobby Watson's set at Jazz In the Woods.
*The Star reviewed Marilyn Maye's second set at Jardine's on Sunday. Two additional shows have been added on Sunday, June 20.
*The Pitch offers photos of Mark Southerland and Helen Gillet performing at Birdies.
*Mark Edelman makes a few jazz picks.
*Steve Penn checks in with Max Groove and Horace Washington.
*Here's the latest installment of Megan Birdsall's MBird tour vlog.
*According to this review, a track on John Escreet's new album "features spoken work segments from an old recording of Charlie Parker himself."
*Kim Park plays the role of Eric Dolphy on Saturday's 12th Street Jump.
*Here's the latest from the Black House Improvisors' Collective.
*Notice of an "emergency meeting" was posted at the site of the Mutual Musicians Foundation.
*The excellent Jazz Wax blog remembers the late Danny Bank. The baritone saxophonist died June 5. The tribute includes of a stream of Bank playing "Night and Day" on a Charlie Parker session.
*Josh Charles recalls growing up in Kansas City.
*The Chicago Reader reports that Chicago saxophonist Fred Anderson is gravely ill. Anderson, an occasional performer at the Blue Room, is beloved by several of Plastic Sax's 37 readers. (Tip via Rick in P.V.)
*No Kansas City-specific artists or entities were among the nominees, but the listings of the Jazz Journalist Association's awards makes for interesting reading.
*Hear me stutter and sputter on the archived June 11 edition of KCUR's Up To Date.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)