Thursday, August 16, 2012

News+Happenings: August 16, 2012

Highlights include:
  • The jazz world mourned the loss of Chicago based tenor saxophonist Von Freeman who passed away at the age of 88 last weekend.
  • Robert Glasper announced plans to release Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP this fall, featuring re-imagined tunes from his latest album.
  • Can Ravi Coltrane live up to his father's legend with the release of his new album Spirit Fiction?
  • Check out Esperanza Spalding live at Jazz in Marciac, performing her new single "Crowned & Kissed".
  • Fast Company has their own spin on social web strategies, taking cues from jazz great Miles Davis!
  • Ornette: Made in America is the title of a newly restored documentary film about jazz giant Ornette Coleman, made by Shirley Clarke and set to open August 31 at New York City’s IFC Center. 
  • The New York Review of Books provides some insight into the extensive career of saxophonist Sonny Rollins in their most recent blog post.
  • Branford Marsalis spoke with NPR about the failings of modern jazz and his hopes for the next generation of musicians.
  • SFJAZZ Collective member Edward Simon is on a quest to put out a new live CD featuring his trio, can you help him achieve his goal? 

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