Local News, Notes & Links
Written by admin on August 28, 2020
Here’s StLJN’s latest wrap-up of assorted links and short news items of local interest:
* The new Miles Davis album The Lost Septet, a live recording featuring the trumpeter’s 1971 band that made no studio albums, was reviewed by London Jazz News.
* In related news, a previously unheard bootleg audio recording of Davis’ 1970 band, made in August of that year in Nassau, Bahamas, has surfaced on the Internet via the blog The Heat Wraps.
* Two gospel-influenced releases by the late guitarist and St. Louis native Grant Green (pictured) were briefly reviewed by Jazzwax blogger Marc Myers at AllAboutJazz.com.
* The annual Record Store Day, usually held in April, this year was one of many events postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. To make up for the postponement, independent record stores including our town’s Euclid Records and Vintage Vinyl are taking part in three days of “RSD Drops” spotlighting special releases originally intended for Record Store Day, the first of which will take place tomorrow (Saturday, August 29). Additional “RSD Drops” will take place at participating stores on Saturday, September 26 and Saturday, October 24.
* Saxophonist Amos Brewer, who’s played with various R&B and jazz performers and bands around the St. Louis area, is ill, and friends have created a GoFundMe to raise money for his medical and personal expenses.
* Drummer Rob Silverman was the guest on the latest episode of the Hybrid Jazz podcast on BlogTalkRadio.com.