Local News, Notes & Links

Written by on July 31, 2020

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

* Trumpeter Jim Manley (pictured) was the featured guest on the most recent episode of brass manufacturer Stomvi USA’s “Schools of Thought” webcast.

* Syncopated Times this week published a review of Cool It If You Can, the most recent album from Miss Jubilee, as well of reviews of The Low Down Piano, the latest from the band’s keyboardist Ethan Leinwand, and the debut release from the St. Louis Steady Grinders, a duo project featuring Leinwand and the band’s vocalist, Valerie Kirchoff.

* The online magazine Glide this week previewed “Brave New World,” a track from drummer Rob Silverman‘s upcoming album Drumology. The album features Silverman collaborating with fellow drummers Simon Phillips, Gregg Bissonette, Steve Smith, Dave Weckl, John Blackwell and Casey Adams, and will be released in October on Autumn Hill Records, the label operated by Silverman and his brother, keyboardist Michael Silverman.

* BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups downtown is reopening on a limited basis with live music, and the Post-Dispatch‘s Kevin Johnson wrote an article about how they’re handling things under pandemic conditions. (Note: story is paywalled)

* Flute player and composer Fred Tompkins has been filling his YouTube channel with a series of duets with keyboardists Greg Mills and Jim Hegarty, a number of them recorded post-lockdown using social distancing. You can see his “best of” playlist here.

* Miles Davis’ nephew, drummer and producer Vince Wilburn Jr. was interviewed on a recent episode of Jazziz magazine’s “Last Call” podcast.

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