Friday, September 17, 2004

More Music

Stefon Harris, who may be the next major vibraphonist, is performing at Wichita State University on September 25. He has a very cool, flash-based, website which features his music.

If you are a fan of Blue Note jazz, signup for the very cool Blue Note Radio.

Barry Gaston, jazz host on KMUW (89.1 FM), has compiled a list of 89 essential jazz CDs.

It's a very good list, but not quite definitive. He leans a little too much on compilation, best ofs.
I don't think I would have included Stan Kenton or Buddy Rich. Instead, Count Basie, Essential on Columbia and Jay McShann. Hard to understand how MJQ, Django Reinhardt, and Art Pepper didn't make the cut, but Charles Earland, Ray Bryant, Les McCann, and Eddie Harris did. I would have included the Third Stream classic Jazz Abstractions. Johnny Smith instead of George Shearing. Now, I'll probably be stuck with making my own list of 89 essential albums. It was trying enough to take responsibility for the 15 greatest albums in a Norm Geras poll.

Preview John Fogerty's new CD Deja Vu All Over Again. In stores on September 21.

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