Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Tony Botello characterizes your beleaguered correspondent as "middle-aged and tragically hip" in an otherwise interesting editorial about the cultural significance of last week's A Tribe Called Fresh event at the Blue Room. Here's video footage from the show.
*Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will perform October 1 in the Kauffman Center's Helzberg Hall. The Star has the story.
*Jazz Times catches up with Bobby Watson.
*KCJazzLark's camera is capable of taking color photos. Who knew? The blogger's vivid images of Megan Birdsall and New Jazz Order are outstanding.
*"If nobody cares about your music it's your own damn fault," asserts Hunter Long in a typically provocative Black House Improvisors' Collective post.
*NPR's obsessive coverage of Joe Lovano's new Charlie Parker project continues with an interview.
*A 2007 interview is the highlight of a nice KCUR feature about the late Tony DiPardo.
*Tweet o' the Week: sbpaul: Tenor saxist Steve Lambert leads his quartet in a CD-release session, cool and Coltraneish, now at Jardines.#kc #jazz
*Plastic Sax's Kansas City Jazz Calendar has been updated to include February's gigs.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)