BoMuse News, September 2019

BoMuse News, vol. 18, no. 9

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BoMuse News is a monthly newsletter from BoMuse Music. It presents items of interest related to jazz, and advocacy for music education, as well as news of releases from BoMuse Music and the performing activities of Paul Combs. Questions and comments should be sent by visiting “Contact” at Paul Combs’ Web-site.

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1. CD Celebrations
2. Jazz Week Summit
3. “New” John Coltrane Recordings
4. Professional Development for Teachers
5. This Month’s Video
6. Gigs

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1. First, thank you to all who came to the duo concert with Lynn Willard at The Studio Door, in Hillcrest, and our first Unknown Dameron CD Celebration at the 950 Lounge of the Handlery Hotel, featuring pianist Melonie Grinnell, bassist Rob Thorsen, and drummer Richard Sellers. This rhythm section played on some of the tracks, and it was great to be able to play with them again. As of this writing, Unknown Dameron has been in the top 50 on the Jazz Week radio chart (#37 as of this writing), and has been generally well received. So far there have been favorable reviews in various online publications, both here in the US and in Europe. Today I received the latest issue of the San Diego Troubadour which has a nice review. The others were at the online magazine sites Jazz DaGama, both a review and an extended interview with me, France’s Culture Jazz, Mark Meyers’ Jazz Wax, and Jazz Weekly. Likely there will be more after Labor Day. The next Celebration concert will be at Dizzy’s on Friday, October 11, with trumpeter Derek Cannon, pianist Kamau Kenyatta, bassist Rob Thorsen, and drummer Richard Sellers. More on that in the next issue.

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2. I have been attending the annual Jazz Week Summit for a dozen or more years now. In that time we have seen the concept of “jazz radio” expand from terrestrial radio broadcasting to include Internet programming of jazz music. While the musical recording industry has entered an extended period of disruption and change, we find that there is still a great deal of interest and support for the art form, inspire of the indifference of the larger music industry. The Summit continues to be a effective forum for navigating through all these changes. I’ll have more to say on all this in coming issues.

Even if you are only a jazz fan, and not professionally involved, you may find some of the articles at the Jazz Week site interesting.

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3. On June 24, 1964 John Coltrane went into Rudy van Gelder’s recording studio with his working band, the great “classic quartet” of himself, McCoy Tyner, Jimmie Garrison, and Elvin Jones, to record music for a Canadian film. For various reasons the complete recording was never released until just a few days ago, and it is a welcome addition to the documentation of this formidable set of musicians. You can read about it in Nate Chinen’s article at NPR Music.

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4. While I no longer sit on any of the committees of AERO SD, the Arts Education Resource Organization of San Diego, I do follow their activities. If you are a Teaching Artist working with K-12 schools, or know someone who is you may want to look into attending events hosted by Teaching Artist Institute of San Diego. If you are an elementary or secondary school teacher, or know someone who is, you will want to check out this posting from SIF Communications on the AERO Facebook Page.

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5. The third installment of the Chelmsford Center For The Arts concert is now up on my YouTube Channel. The tune in this video is “Conversation,” but it is in an arrangement different from the one on Unknown Dameron, and features my dear friend Jim Cameron on tenor sax. There is an introduction taken for a passage in my book on Tadd that provides context. Please go take a look, and if you use YouTube, subscribe to my channel, and click the bell. It will help a lot.

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6. Gigs

I addition to my weekly gigs with Dene Davidson, Wednesday afternoons 2:30 – 4:30, in the courtyard of Carlsbad Village Faire, at the corner of Carlsbad Village Dr. and Carlsbad Blvd.; and at the Witch Creek Winery, just around the corner from there at the corner of Carlsbad Blvd. and Grand Ave., I will be at the La Mesa Works with pianist Adam Wolfe, on Sunday, Sept. 29, 1:30-4:30. Details are at Events here at my Website.

In San Diego visit the Calendar section at Jazz88.3 and pick up a copy of the Troubadour. If you are in Boston check the listings at Jazz Boston, visit the Facebook page for Jazz at the Tap, the Seacoast Jazz Society Web site, and now in Brookline, the Post Underground., and where ever you are go join All About Jazz so you can receive their Jazz Near You notices.

As always, thank you for supporting LIVE MUSIC!

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