Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*Pat Metheny won his twentieth Grammy Award on Sunday when Unity Band was named Best Jazz Instrumental Album.  Metheny spoke to his hometown newspaper last month.  (Via Pat Metheny News.)   Additionally, the audio version of Metheny's The Orchestrion Project was released yesterday. 

*Diverse appears in a new music video for Reach's "How To Fish".

*Eddie Moore tells Ink magazine about the music he loves.  A prominent hip hop blog compliments Moore's new album.

*Chris Burnett suggests that Kansas City's jazz veterans including Bob Bowman, Deborah Brown, Rod Fleeman and Will Matthews are unfairly overlooked by taste-makers.

*The promotional efforts for the Next Collective's forthcoming album,  continue with a quip from Logan Richardson.

*Chuck Berg reviewed Wycliffe Gordon's recent performance in Topeka. (Via Offstage.)

*YouTube gold- Check out John Park's gorgeous solo on "I Can't Get Started" "(f)rom the out-of print "If Winter Comes" LP. Recorded in 1975 at Kansas City jazz fest."

*Tweet o' the Week: Heinlein Music- @HappyInBag named "Become Light" the 2nd best KC jazz CD last year. The guy that got first just won a Grammy. We're OK with 2nd.

*Comment of the Week: Cb- HIB: "Is Kenny Garrett the fully-realized artistic heir of John Coltrane?" Cb: No. Kenny Garrett has is own distinct thing that seems to be more based upon what he was doing with Miles (only acoustic). Steve Coleman and his M-Base theorists might be closer to the John Coltranes of our age - if such a distinction could actually even exists. Of course, just my opinion ;) Peace, Cb

*From the Kansas City Symphony: Kansas City's very own Bobby Watson will host a jazz master class on Saturday, February 16 at 11 a.m. in Helzberg Hall. This event is free and open to the public and reservations are required.

*From a press release: Pianist Amina Figarova… comes to Kansas City as part of a 12-city US tour with "one of jazz' very best working bands"... on Thursday, March 7 at The Blue Room.  Figarova's sextet, featuring Bart Platteau on flutes, Ernie Hammes on trumpet, Marc Mommaas on tenor sax, Jeroen Vierdag on bass and Chris "Buckshot" Strik on drums, tours in support of its 2012 album Twelve, which has earned wide critical acclaim.

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great blog post by Chris Burnett - I couldn't agree more. Thanks for pointing it out.