Thursday, October 18, 2012

News+Happenings: October 18, 2012

 Highlights Include:
  • The Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans that gave birth to the great American art form know as jazz celebrated its 200th Anniversary!
  • The OC Weekly posted their list of the top "10 Jazz Albums to Listen to Before You Die," a good intro for any fringe jazz fan.
  • "To say Robert Glasper is simply a jazz pianist would be misleading." - The Harvard Crimson
  • You may of heard the name of producer Flying Lotus before, but do you know about his family jazz ties? 
  • Sonny Rollins receives yet another American honor, playing himself on an episode of The Simpsons.
  • Grégoire Maret speaks with NPR Music about his transition from harmonica sideman to headliner.
  • New live footage of Esperanza Spalding at the Austin City Limits Festival popped on YouTube.

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