Sunday, December 11, 2016

Georgia on My Mind

As the epicenter of the hip-hop industry, Atlanta has provided the primary soundtrack for much of the world’s population for the last 20 years.  I found that the rising musical tide hasn’t lifted all proverbial boats during a four-day respite in the vibrant city last week.  While I joined about 700 people at a concert by the touring bassist Stanley Clarke, I was unable to locate a session by locally based jazz musicians, let alone a jazz-oriented venue like the Blue Room or the Green Lady Lounge.  Jazz-lovers in Kansas City are blessed by a commensurate embarrassment of riches.

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)

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