recounts the backstory of the release of Jay McShann’s new Live in Tokyo album for Jazz Tokyo.
*Selections by Karrin Allyson, Peter Schlamb and Bobby Watson and were highlighted in an episode of the weekly radio program Eight One Sixty titled “Best Albums of the Decade.”
*Julian Vaughn’s Supreme debuted at #6 on Billboard’s jazz albums chart.
*A quartet led by vocalist Kelly Gant performed on Star Sessions. Gant is among the artists on the bill at a fundraiser for Molly Hammer at Mod Gallery on Sunday, July 14.
*Chris Burnett is featured on page 130 of the latest issue of KC Studio magazine.
*Brad Allen and Herschel McWilliams were interviewed by Joe Dimino.
*An essayist proposes that Robert Altman’s “films are a true reflection of the Kansas style Jazz that he grew up with in his hometown.”
*Tweet o’ the Week: Sabrina Moella- 10. But back to the show, the whole band was excellent. Kristopher Funn on bass, Lawrence Fields on piano, Corey Fonville on drums, Chief aTunde Adjuah himself on trompet, Logan Richardson on the sax & Weedie Braimah on djembe. Chile. That's a jazz band dream team right there.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)