Friday, January 17, 2014

So What: Local News, Notes & Links

Here's the latest wrap-up of assorted links and short local news items of interest:

* Multi-instrumentalist and former U. Citian Marty Ehrlich's latest album A Trumpet In The Morning was reviewed in the Irish Times.

* Jazz St. Louis has posted to Facebook an album of photos from The Bad Plus' performances last week at Jazz at the Bistro.

* Meanwhile, while the group was in St. Louis, TBP pianist Ethan Iverson (pictured) visited the offices of the St. Louis independent label MAXJAZZ, and blogged about it, with photos, here.

* And speaking of photo albums, Saxquest has posted to their Facebook page a collection of pictures from last week's Jazz Education Network (JEN) conference in Dallas.

* Thirty-five years after the death of singer, pianist, songwriter and former St. Louisan Donny Hathaway, Duke University professor of African and African-American studies Mark Anthony Neal muses on Hathaway's legacy and what might have been.

* A track from singer/guitarist Tommy Halloran was featured as KDHX's "Song of the Day" download, while the album got an advance review from the Riverfront Times.

* Also in the RFT, music editor Daniel Hill takes a look at KDHX's new headquarters in Grand Center.

* And speaking of new albums, bassist Jahmal Nichols has a few words about his with the Post-Dispatch's Kevin Johnson.

* Saxophonist and St. Louis native Greg Osby is the guest on the latest "A Noise From The Deep Podcast" on trumpeter Dave Douglas' Greenleaf Music site, in which he chats with Douglas and co-host Michael Bates about generating creative ideas, finding new musicians, and more.

* Jazz radio update: On this Saturday's edition of Radio Arts Foundation-St. Louis' "Somethin' Else," host Calvin Wilson will rewind back to the 1950s to feature music from Miles Davis' storied quintet with John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones.

After that, "The Jazz Collective" host Jason Church will feature music from Jeff Golub, Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, Keiko Matsui, Juris, Pieces of a Dream, Hilton Feldon, John Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Jack McDuff, Larry Barker, Ron Goff, Elliott Ranney, and Tommy Halloran's Guerrilla Swing.

Wilson's program can be heard at 8:00 p.m. Saturdays, followed by Church at 9:00 p.m., via 107.3 FM, 96.3 HD-2, and online at  

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