Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Basie band veteran Frank Foster died yesterday. The composer of "Shiny Stockings" was 82. Here's NPR's report. Nate Chinen provided the obituary for The New York Times. Doug Ramsey offers additional insights.
*Rumor has it that a prominent Kansas City jazz club is cutting musicians' pay by 35%.
*KCJazzLark serves as the invaluable institutional memory of Kansas City's jazz scene in a well-researched post about Boone Theater.
*KCUR updates an excellent profile of Leon Brady and KC Youth Jazz.
*Fanfare magazine published an extended interview with Michael Pagan.
*Joe Klopus and Tim Finn write eloquently about the relationship between jazz and popular music here and here.
*Phonologotronic toasts his colleagues at The Black House Improvisors' Collective.
*An underground noise show headlined by This Is My Condition is reviewed by The Pitch.
*Tweet o' the Week: djjazziedeb: If one jazz club cuts pay 35%, who's to say that they won't all follow suit. I think no one should work for this! No one!
*The rigorous debate in the comment section of last Friday's post continues.
*A few thoughtful readers have pointed out that Plastic Sax's RSS feed is broken. (I'm not sure how to fix it.)
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