Friday, March 09, 2018

So What: Local News, Notes & Links

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

* This year for Record Store Day on Saturday, April 21, Resonance Records will release on vinyl two previously unheard albums by guitarist and St. Louis native Grant Green.

The two-LP set Slick! Live at Oil Can Harry's (pictured) was recorded on September 5, 1975 at the titular club in Vancouver, BC, while Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970) is a three-LP set compiling recordings from ORTF studios in Paris and the Antibes Jazz Festival.

* The Route 66 Jazz Orchestra has posted to Facebook a photo album from their performance last week at The Sheldon.

* And speaking of the Sheldon, they've posted to Facebook some photos from last Saturday night's performance by trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra.

* Thurman's in Shaw has hired Denise Mueller, formerly of The Dark Room, as its new general manager.

* Music educator, author, and STL Free Jazz Collective bassist Paul Steinbeck has been promoted to associate professor with tenure at Washington University.

* Episodes of the podcast "You'll Hear It," featuring pianists Peter Martin and Adam Maness, are now available on Spotify.

* Martin also has a couple of new blog posts up on his Open Studio Network website, offering his take on "7 Essential Jazz Piano Albums" and a "7 Step Guide to Learning Jazz Piano."

* Saxophonist and former St. Louisan Oliver Lake last week was part of an all-star ensemble assembled for "The Sonic Universe Project" at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, along with multi-instrumentalists Douglas R. Ewart and Roscoe Mitchell, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, bassist Antony Cox, and percussionist Hamid Drake.

* Bassist and singer Tonina Saputo was profiled by the Riverfront Times' Christian Schaeffer

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