Thursday, September 20, 2012

News + Happenings: September 20, 2012

 Highlights Include:
  • The Jazz Session interviews jazz titan Sonny Rollins about his love of Fats Waller and life's work.
  • The BBC wants you to listen to the Brad Mehldau Trio's new album, Where Do You Start, proclaiming that Mehldau is "entering a new prime phase in his career."
  • Make sure to swing by iTunes this week and get your free download of Jos√© James' new single "Trouble"! 
  • John Abercrombie talks about his new album, the effect Jim Hall has had on his playing, and the evolution of his prolific career.
  • The 55th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival kicks off tomorrow, full line-up available here.
  • Amalgamation speaks with Robert Glasper about his writing process and perspective on music publishing. 
  • David Becker of the San Francisco Examiner speaks to trumpeter Randy Brecker about the reformation of the Brecker Brothers Band.
  • John Batiste and the Stay Human Band hit the streets of the Lower East Side following up a gig at Rockwood Music Hall, check out the footage here.

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