Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*The Kansas City Star reviewed a concert by the Bad Plus with Joshua Redman at the Gem Theater.

*Hermon Mehari promoted a gig at the Blue Room with an appearance on a morning television program.

*Nonesuch Records shared another track from the Pat Metheny Unity Group’s forthcoming The Unity Sessions album.

*Tweet o’ the Week: Brett Jackson- Got to hear one of my idols tonight. Didn't let me down... Awesome picture borrowed from Herschel McWilliams

*The lineup for the 2016 edition of the Detroit Jazz Festival includes Ron Carter, Stanley Cowell, Brad Mehldau, Roy Hargrove, Chris Potter, Jason Moran and Randy Weston.

*Comment o’ the Week: Anonymous- Hope you're all better now. You could do a lot worse than pre-war Basie that's for sure. Love Plastic Sax but got to admit that reading your occasional reviews of Thrash Metal concerts makes MY ears ring!

*From a press release: “My Kansas City”: David Basse-Joe Cartwright Septet. The great Kansas City jazz tradition will be celebrated on Saturday, May 7th at 8 PM at the MTH Theater at Crown Center, with songs made famous by Count Basie, Jay McShann, Mary Lou Williams, Charlie Parker, Pat Metheny, Mike Melvoin, Kevin Mahogany and Cab Calloway… David Basse – vocal, Joe Cartwright – piano, Seth Lee – bass, Taylor Babb – drums, Jason Goudeau – trombone, Stephen Martin – saxophone, Nate Nall – trumpet...  Find out more about a subject that is often mentioned and seldom explained: Kansas City and its music!… $20.

(Original image of 19th & Vine by Plastic Sax.)

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