Thursday, October 25, 2012

News+Happenings: October 25, 2012

 Highlights Include:
  • Meshell Ndegeocello has a new album out that is a dedication to singer Nina Simone, stream the new single here.
  • Gilberto Gil comes to the Paramount Theater in Oakland tonight! Check out the Los Angeles Times review of his recent show at Disney Hall.
  • Saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter has re-signed to Blue Note Records after a 43-year gap for the release of his new album, Without A Net.
  • A new box set of live recordings of Charles Mingus just came out on Mosaic Records, featuring The Jazz Workshop Concerts that took place between 1964-65.
  • IRock JAZZ interviews SFJAZZ Collective member Stefon Harris how "everything but jazz" made him so great at it.
  • We mourned the loss of saxophone great David S. Ware, whose tremendous spirit will be greatly missed.
  • All About Jazz talks to Dr. Lonnie Smith about his recent release The Healer and formation of his new trio.
  • Ron Carter speaks with Denver Westword on the evolution of jazz bass.

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