Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Gotta Love that Blog Supreme

There were lots of goodies in the August 17th edition of “Around the Jazz Internet” on A Blog Supreme.  One was a couple of links to info about upcoming jazz releases (here and here).  It’s always nice to have things to look forward to.  Of the items mentioned, the most interesting from the All Jazz Sax perspective were:
  • Dave Douglas Quintet, Be Still, which includes saxist Jon Irabagon (as well as drummer Rudy Royston, noted in a couple of AJS reviews)
  • Donny McCaslin, Casting for Gravity
  • Jon Irabagon, I Don’t Hear Nothin’ But the Blues, Vol.2, Appalachian Haze
  • Jon Irabagon, Unhinged
That Jon Irabagon is one busy dude!  We’ll be reviewing one of his recordings in the near future.

Another goodie on ABS’s internet roundup was a blog I’d never seen before, Kevin Sun’s A Horizontal Search.  Kevin is currently studying English Literature (Harvard) and jazz saxophone (New England Conservatory); how he finds the energy for these two pursuits in addition to maintaining an active blog is a wonder in itself.  Kevin posts a lot of transcriptions, but he also has a lot of interesting thoughts and takes jazz (especially jazz saxophone) very seriously.  Anyway, check out his blog if you have a chance.  (It’s earned a place on the AJS blog list.)

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