Enough already! I lost the taste for the biggest music-related story in Kansas City on Thursday after calling Jardine's and chatting with Beena (seen here in 2010) about the rumors that were already lighting up the internet. The difficult and complicated situation seems to elicit the worst traits of otherwise decent people. Here's a list of related links:
*Tony Botello notes the story here and here.*The Star reports that the Terpsichore installation in the garage at the Kauffman Center made its official debut last week. It contains a contribution from Bobby Watson.
*Hearne Christoper covers the story here and here.
*A television reporter filed a story.
*Here's a take sympathetic to Jardine's former staff.
*Charles Ferruza chimes in.
*A former employee created a Help the Jardine's 15 Have a Merry Christmas Facebook group.
*KCJazzLark prudently looks at the big picture.
*Pat Metheny's What's It All About received a Grammy nomination in the Best New Age Album category and Karrin Allyson's 'Round Midnight is up for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Here's the complete list of nominees.
*Patrick Neas cites The People's Liberation Big Band's version of The Nutcracker Suite.
*Brad Cox is interviewed by The Pitch.
*Charles Ferruza laments the shuttering of Benton's and Skies, two restaurants that featured live jazz.
*Leah Sproul Pulatie is interviewed at the site of the Black House Improvisors' Collective.
*Phonologotronic shares his appreciation of Nine Inch Nails.
*Locally-based jazz critic Chris Robinson posts his top ten albums of 2011.
*David Basse hosted a celebration of Mike Melvoin's career in California.
*A new version of the Charlie Parker-inspired Super Sax concept has sprung up in New Mexico.
*Joe Klopus reports that an injury will prevent Kevin Mahogany from performing with The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra this weekend.
*Tweet o' the Week: KCTrumpeter- Defending @paynic to no end on FB! Trying to understand him and myself at the same time. #mfconpn
*From KTWU via Sue Vicory: The documentary Kansas City Jazz & Blues: Past, Present & Future will be aired on January 1, 2012 at 4:55pm. It is repeating on our digital channel 11.3 (KTWU Enhance) on Friday, January 6th at 7pm.
*From Michael Pagan: Reflections of Jazz Trilogy Receives Encore Presentation In The Blue Room December 15th. Jazz pianist/composer Michael Pagán will join forces with bassist Bob Bowman, drummer Ray DeMarchi, and saxophonist David Chael for a reprise performance of three jazz compositions inspired by artwork recently shown at the American Jazz Museum.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)