Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Logan Richardson’s Blues People is selected as the third best jazz album of 2018 by The New York Times’ Giovanni Russonello.
*Violinist Regina Carter is nominated for a Grammy Award for a solo on Karrin Allyson’s new album. The Count Basie Orchestra’s All About That Basie is nominated for the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. The complete list of nominations is here.
*Molly Hammer appeared on a television morning show.
*David Basse hails the Jazz Studies program at UMKC for the institution’s student newspaper.
*A press release touts Anita Dixon’s efforts as a cultural heritage strategist.
*The Marcus Lewis Big Band, the Project H and Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 are among the best music of 2018 selections made by the staff of radio station 90.9 The Bridge.
*Chris Burnett lists his favorite albums of 2018.
*Marc Myers takes note of World Gardens, the latest album by the Italian pianist Roberto Magris that features Dominique Sanders, Brian Steever and Pablo Sanhueza.
*Tweet o’ the Week: Lee Rice Epstein- Yesterday, I was going to make an ironic joke about how outré a Count Basie album would be in 2018, and today I saw the Grammy noms, so that's a wrap, folks.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)