I needed some CLE credits and really do enjoy CMJ so I was back in New York last weekend. The conference was nice, unsurprisingly focused on potential revisions to the Copyright Act. Anyways, saw some indie music, bands/videos below:
Big Data (Bowery Hotel)
Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes (Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2)
White Fence (BrooklynVegan Day Party)
Fat White Family (BrooklynVegan Day Party)
Rebecca Kleinman and SK’s Band (double bill), Blue Whale, Little Tokyo, 9pm, $15
Julie Kelly (cd release), Catalina Bar & Grill, Hollywood, 830pm, $15
Reverend Sean Amos, Vibrato, Bel Air, 730/9pm
Barbara Morrison, Pips on La Brea, Mid-City, 8pm
Rachael Yamagata, Hotel Café, Hollywood
Herbie Hancock releases a new memoir on Thursday called Possibilities. You could read about it, of course, its probably better to listen to it, 5 great tracks below.
Kim Richmond Ensemble, Blue Whale, Little Tokyo, $10
Thelonious Monkey, Baked Potato, Studio City, $15
David Leech Trio, Pips on La Brea, Mid-City, 8pm
Willie Colon, The Conga Room, dtla, 9pm, $45
Rio Fiumara Jazz Quartet, Colombo’s, Eagle Rock, 7pm
Robert Davi, Vibrato, Bel Air, 8pm
Marc Myers takes a look at the bop careers of Buddy DeFranco and Kenny Drew and Don Byas’ time in Paris.
The Free Jazz Collective takes a look at Tom Trio II’s On and On (Singlespeed 2014), available for purchase here, and Marc Ducret’s Tower Bridge (Ayler Records 2014) available for purchase here.
The Los Angeles Jazz Society celebrated Flip and Shelly Manne last week.
Tonight at 6pm Jazz Night in America has a video webcast of Wallace Roney and Regina Carter live from Detroit performing music Wayne Shorter wrote for Miles Davis as part of the 2014 Detroit Jazz Festival
Elements of Jazz lists the top 50 jazz albums getting radio play in the past week, with Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Trio (with Kenny Barron and Ron Carter) taking the top spot.
I Dig Jazz takes a look at Michigan-based Meri Slaven and Gary Shcunk’s new albums
Jazz.com has Nasheet Waits looking at 12 classic Max Roach albums
NextBop takes a look at a new free jazz EP, Viking, from The Thing, and Ayal Tsubery’s debut, Decisions
Jazz a la Mode talks to Jimmy Heath and Phil Woods
Brilliant Corners revisits the story behind “Strange Fruit”
I Was Doin’ Alright takes a look at Keep on Keepin’ On, a documentary about Clark Terry
All About Jazz reviews Abdulla Ibrahim’s recent performance at Zankel Hall