same as it ever was: cmj 2014

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)


wednesday waits for the weekend

Trifield Quartet ft. Vardan Ovsepian, Blue Whale, Little Tokyo, 9pm, $15

Bill A. Jones (Glee) and the Paul McDonald A Players, Catalina Bar & Grill, Hollywood, 830 pm, $15

Makana, Vibrato, Bel Air, 7/9pm, $25

Jack LaCompte, Red White & Bluezz, Pasadena, 630pm

Barry Goldberg (“Chicago dirty blues”), The Mint, Hollywood, 9pm

wednesday’s always one step behind

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 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

wednesday’s only talk about you when you’re gone

Peter Mazza Trio, Blue Whale, Little Tokyo, $10

The Dave Hill Group, Baked Potato, Studio City, $15

George Kahn Jazz & Blues Revue (cd release), Catalina Bar & Grill, Hollywood, $15

Billy Valentine (who used to sing with Young Holt Unltd.), Vibrato, Bel Air, 6:30-10:30

Tim Kobza Duo, Red White & Bluezz, Pasadena, 630-930

McTuff; Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, The Mint, Hollywood, $10-12

Mr. Burt’s Shoebox Band, Fais Do Do, Mid City, 8pm