* Drummer Marcus Baylor was interviewed by the P-D's Wilson for a brief article about his “Sons of St. Louis Reunion” next week at the Bistro at Grand Center, which you can read online here. (Note, however, that while the article includes the Jazz St. Louis website and phone number, they're not actually producing the show; advance tickets are available only via Metrotix.)
* Also, the Route 66 Jazz Orchestra (formerly the Meramec Jazz Band) has documented their recent holiday concert with a photo album here.
* Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound are reissuing NTU: The Point From Which Creation Begins, the recorded debut as a leader of saxophonist and former St. Louisan Oliver Lake. The record originally was issued in 1971 and has been out of print for many years; the re-release will come in both CD and vinyl LP formats.
* Finally, let's extend all best wishes to author, photographer and "Jazz Unlimited" radio host Dennis Owsley and Sara Serot, who were married a week ago Tuesday at the Ethical Society. Mazel tov to the happy couple!