Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*A.G. Sulzberger of The New York Times chats with Rod Fleeman, Dave Stephens and Gerald Spaits about the indignities associated with performing Christmas music.

*KCJazzLark praises Alaturka. His photos, as usual, are outstanding.

*CBS aired a feature on the recently unearthed Savory collection. (Tip via KCJazzLark.)

*According to a source in this article, Clint Eastwood considered shooting Bird on location in Kansas City.

*Here's a review of Killer Strayhorn's latest album.

*Tweet o' the week: SwingSalsaTango: Tonight! Salsa is at the Grand Emporium on Main downtown KCMO. Its the Salsa Family Reunion everyone will be there!

*The Kansas City Jazz Calendar has been updated to include December's gigs. (Please let me know if your dates aren't listed.)

*From the American Jazz Museum: Acclaimed jazz pianist Joey Calderazzo will conduct a master class followed by a session entitled Jazz and the Modern Music Industry. Panelists will include Mr. Calderazzo, Bobby Watson, Director of Jazz Studies, UMKC & Gerald Dunn, Manager & Entertainment Director, the Blue Room. 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Blue Room. Session will be moderated by AJM Director of Education Dennis Winslett.

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Reading Christmas tunes off of a lead sheet is one thing but playing dozens of them from memory is a feat in itself.

I'm sure Rod, Gerald and even Dave Stephens quotes were taken out of context. All reporters do that. In fact has anyone out there been quoted literally in their careers or are you horrified when you read a quote that apparently came out of your mouth?

The New York Times epitomizes a sad and potent trend in the media today.