Thursday, July 5, 2012

News+Happenings: July 5, 2012

 Highlights include: 

  • Showing no signs of slowing down, innovative jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal celebrated his 82nd birthday this week.
  • Esperanza Spalding released a new video for her single "Crowned & Kissed," with some rather unique dance moves.
  • Bill Frisell shares thoughts on his most recent album "All We Are Saying," a tribute to the late John Lennon.
  • USA Today profiles the 10 best places to "get jazzed about great jazz."
  • Chris "Daddy" Dave shows off his drum skills in studio, this time with a FELA track.
  • The Robert Glasper Experiment recently performed in Glasgow Scotland, and Jazz Journal has a review.
  • On, Michael Ordoña lists some of the best moments from great concert films, starting with Omar Hakim's blistering drum solo in Sting's Bring on the Night. Omar will appear with other Miles Davis alums at the Herbst on 10/29 as part of the Miles Smiles project.

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