Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*The CD release party for The Peoples Liberation Big Band is Sunday, November 7, at the Record Bar. Details are at Facebook. (Login required.)

*A couple hundred photographs of last month's Rhythm and Ribs festival are featured in this slideshow.

*The executive director of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum has resigned. Here's the Star's account. "The Negro Leagues Museum was never going to survive as a tourist attraction," writes Joe Posnanski in a new Sports Illustrated column.

*Mary Lou Williams is featured in the current issue of Smithsonian Folkways magazine.

*"(T)he work of music is an unsexy grind," suggests the author of the latest provocative Black House Improvisors' Collective blog post.

*Here's another review of Bobby Watson's The Gates BBQ Suite.

*A critic suggests that Michael Pagan's 12 Preludes & Fugues is an "album of prodigiously eclectic, rich and warm music."

*Do area jazz musicians have a sense of humor? KCJazzLark provides an answer.

*The Pitch previews a promising jazz-meets-hip hop event scheduled for November 26 at Crosstown Station.

*November's gigs have been added to the Kansas City Jazz Calendar.

*From Steve Rigazzi: The Steve Rigazzi Group is going to be recording live at Jardines on Tuesday, November 9 from 7-11. The Steve Rigazzi Group is: Paul Smith -piano, Danny Embrey- guitar, Rich Wheeler- Sax, Todd Strait- Drums, Steve Rigazzi -Bass.

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)

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