Thursday, August 9, 2012

News+Happenings: August 9, 2012

Highlights include:
  • Weren't lucky enough to witness The Bad Plus set with Bill Frisell at the Newport Jazz Festival? NPR Music made the entire set available for streaming!
  • Originally hailing from Houston, drummer Jamire Williams is finding new roots in New York City with his act ERIMAJ - featuring jazz luminaries Jason Moran and Corey King. 
  • Esperanza Spalding took a hot minute out of her busy schedule to talk with the Los Angeles Times about the difficulties of taking jazz to a wider audience.
  • Marcus Miller's highly anticipated new album Renaissance got some much deserved attention, topping the jazz charts on both iTunes and Amazon in its first week.
  • Vibraphone legend and NEA Jazz Master Bobby Hutcherson announced that he would release a new live album Somewhere in the Night on Sept. 25, featuring the Joey DeFrancesco Trio.
  • Dr. Charles Limb is making quite a name for himself with his new research on the neuroscience of jazz improvisation. 
  • Early reviews of Arturo Sandoval's Dear Diz (Ever Day I Think of You) are surfacing, this one is from JazzTimes.
  • Drummer Lumar LeBlanc speaks with the San Francisco Examiner about the Soul Rebels' humble beginnings and recent chart topping release.
  • PopMatters posted the "Top 10 Performances of American Standards from Miles Davis Records," worth a weekend listen.

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