Thursday, August 30, 2012

News+Happenings: August 30, 2012

Highlights include:
  • Would Thelonious Monk even qualify for the jazz competition named after him?
  • The Los Angeles Times explores the "groove" where jazz and dance music meet - spearheaded by artists like Robert Glasper, DJ Quantic and Flying Lotus. 
  • The SFJAZZ Center is in the news again, with an intimate San Francisco Chronicle interview between Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline and Jesse Hamlin.
  • The Bad Plus' new album Made Possible hits stores on Sept. 25th, but you can get a sneak peek here.
  • Joe Jackson is taking his Duke Ellington tribute on the road with a six-piece band featuring violinist Regina Carter.
  • The New Yorker reviews Shirley Clarke's recently restored 1985 documentary Ornette: Made In America.
  • Legacy Recordings released an incredible 8-CD anthology of the Brecker Brothers' Arista Records sessions from the 70s and early 80s.
  • Steve Lehman takes a stab at the six easiest ways for jazz musicians to expand their audience.

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