Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*KCJazzLark suggests that the People's Liberation Big Band is squarely in the tradition of Count Basie's bands.

*Marilyn Maye received another rave review in The New York Times.

*Howard University presented Bobby Watson with the Benny Golson Jazz Master Award last week.

*The anniversary of Charlie Parker's death is acknowledged by Tony's Kansas City.  (Warning: don't read the accompanying comments.)

*KC Metropolis published a review of Mark Southerland's collaboration with New Ear.

*Mark Edeleman takes note of a few of the city's jazz offerings.

*The name is Collective.  Black House Collective.  In a related post, Chris Burnett documents his work with the ensemble.  Another participant offers a "post-mortem".

*Last week I reported that Dave Douglas was giving a master class as Kansas City Kansas Community College on April 8.  He will also perform that night at the Blue Room.

*Lisa Engelken, a Kansas native and regular visitor to Kansas City, is seeking funding for her forthcoming Little Warrior album.

*Tweet o' the Week: Clint Ashlock- Midwest Shuffle is my favorite record of all time. Bobby. Time Will Tell.

*From Rob Scheps: The Rob Scheps/ Jerry Dodgion Quintet. Spring Tour 2013.  Rob Scheps - tenor sax & soprano sax.  Jerry Dodgion - alto sax & soprano sax.  Roger Wilder - piano.  Bob " Dwight" Bowman - acoustic bass. Brian Steever - drums.  Scheps & Dodgion are from New York, and the rhythm section is from Kansas City.  (Area dates are listed at the end of this Plastic Sax post.)

*David Basse provides new details about the forthcoming Joe Sample appearance: 12th Street Jump, public radio’s weekly jazz, blues and comedy jam will record a live performance by Jazz Crusaders founder, Joe Sample, at 7:30 pm, Tuesday, March 26 at the White Recital Hall…  Presented in partnership with KCUR-FM 89.3 and recorded for broadcast on 12th STREET JUMP’s 42-station network, tickets for this special performance are $10 in advance, $15 at the door…

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)

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