Thursday, October 11, 2012

News+Happening: October 11, 2012

 Highlights Include:
  • Pianist Danilo Pérez plans to take jazz international and here's how he plans to do it!
  • Robert Glasper's "Black Radio Recovered" is out and it's already made Spin's "Rap Release of the Week"! The remix EP ambitiously features remixes by ?uestlove, 9th Wonder and Pete Rock.
  • The "High Priest of Bop" was born this week and NPR Music is celebrating by streaming an hour-long documentary, check it out!
  • Flavorwire asks 20 musicians why they make music.  
  • The JazzTimes reviews the epic team-up of Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin, Wood) & local B-3 star Wil Blades, called Shimmy.
  • Earlier this week, Danish saxophonist John Tchicai passed away at the age of 76. Tchicai was widely known for his work with John Coltrane, Archie Shepp, Carla Bley and John Lennon. 
  • ASCAP announced the Deems Taylor award winners for outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music - and surprise, surprise several works related to jazz were cited. 

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