Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Because I'm both unwilling and unable to address the "Curtis Got Slapped" phenomenon, I'll suggest that curious Plastic Sax readers begin with the link provided here.
*NPR's A Blog Supreme appreciates "Moten Swing."
*Here's a poem inspired by Dave Douglas' recent appearance at the Blue Room.
*Howard Reich raves about Bobby Watson's opening night at Chicago's Jazz Showcase. (Tip via RH.) The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review critiqued Watson's The Gates BBQ Suite.
*Federal funding for the American Jazz Museum is characterized as a "ridiculous earmark".
*I admire what T.J. Martley has done here. And there's more where that came from.
*UMKC provides an update on Hermon Mehari.
*Here's more on the Reno Club from KCJazzLark.
*Steve Penn catches up with Harold O'Neal.
*New inductees into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame include Count Basie, Charlie Parker and Bobby Watson.
*Delfeayo Marsalis' Sweet Thunder "theatrical jazz production," will be performed at the Jim D. Morris Auditorium in Springfield, MO, on February 5.
*In addition to Kenny G's "Holiday Show" on December 17, the Midland Theater will host Chris Botti on February 18.
*A fascinating discussion is taking place in the comment section of the previous Plastic Sax post.
*Charlie Parker scholar Phil Schaap has a Twitter account.
*Tweet of the week: PatMethenyNews: Pat just completed shooting the Orchestrion show for a new HD-DVD that will be available on Blu-ray+ 3D formats
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)