Thursday, September 27, 2012

News+Happenings: September 27, 2012

Highlights Include:
  • We celebrated the birth of John Coltrane, one of the greatest and most influential jazz legends of all time. In honor of his birthday, Jazz at Lincoln Center posted an extensive list of jazz luminaries' Top 5 Coltrane albums. Here's a few highlights: Branford Marsalis, Mulgrew Miller, Cindy Blackman & E.J. Strickland
  • Bloomberg speaks with Randy Brecker on the reunion of the Brecker Brothers Band - a jazz fusion powerhouse complete with alumni members guitarist Mike Stern, drummer Dave Weckl, pianist George Whitty, bassist Neil Jason & rising star saxophonist Ada Rovatti.
  • A new installation in Montreal made of 21 swings is allowing people to compose music interactively. 
  • The first part of Robert Glasper's set at iTunes Festival 2012 is now up on YouTube! 
  • Making money a fraction of a cent at a time - musicians are struggling to wrap their heads around how to survive on Spotify.
  • The FADER posted the first set of the Sam River's trio reunion show in New York to commemorate the late jazz musician's birthday.
  • The SFWeekly provided a sneak peek of the newly renovated Preservation Hall West at the Chapel as it races to the finish line before opening doors next week.
  • Cuban jazz pianist and manager Jose Curbelo passed away this week, he was most known for popularizing the cha-cha.

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