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.)

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