Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Pat Metheny's new solo acoustic guitar album, What's It All About, will be released June 14. From the artist's site: "What's It All About" features classic tunes from songwriters like Paul Simon, Lennon & McCartney, Burt Bacharach, and Henry Mancini. Pat describes it like this: "I wanted to record some of the music that was on my radar before I ever wrote a note of my own, or in a few cases, even before I played an instrument.
*Tim Finn wrote a lengthy profile of drummer Brandon Draper.
*Mark Southerland is one of the curators of America Now and Here, Kansas City. A number of area jazz musicians are participating in the prestigious project. Alaturka, the People's Liberation Big Band and Bobby Watson are among the artists selected.
*Plastic Sax receives a shout-out as Hermon Mehari and Miles Bonny discuss Kansas City's jazz scene.
*Tales of jazz intrigue just keep on coming from KCJazzLark.
*A proposed restoration of the Boone Theater on 18th Street is questioned in an editorial in The Star.
*Tweet o' the Week: 12THSTREETPETE: Saturday was fantastic! Gotta thank Karrin Allyson for stopping by. We're live on 1st Saturdays for a few months, then back to weekly. L8r!
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)