Except for one, I strongly second and enthusiastically support all the comments of previous posters. We local and online jazz lovers were incredibly privileged to have had Lenny Mazel on the air playing and teaching us about jazz for so many, but not enough, years. The Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society's 2nd Sunday Jazz Affair, this Sunday, 11/8/2015, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, will be a Remembrance of and Tribute to Lenny. Members ($5) and non-members ($10) are invited and encouraged to attend. It is held at the Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, 975 S. Union Blvd (corner of Union St. and Fountain Blvd.) I hope to see you there. Bob Thompson
I truly don't understand how Forman continues to run a music section that purposefully neglects the local music scene in all its variety. The Indy is not The Rolling Stone.
Interesting to watch KCME struggle through fund drives seven years after abandoning some of the finest jazz programming in the country. The man behind the music is gone for good from KCME and all of us.
KCME wants to be a cultural leader in the region, yet jazz is far more an American cultural icon than European classical music. Maybe it's time to rethink the issue and bring it back.
update & correction:
10/2 @ the Ancient Mariner - BIG SKY 8:30 (Hammerstadt cancelled)
Also a clarification on ACID JAZZ JAM: it happens every other Sunday. Kim Stone and the gang returns again on the 11th
Thank you, Indy! :-)
Jazz is far beyond the "potential" stage. Jazz is firmly established as America's "classical" music. Modern Jazz is far more interesting than modern experimental "classical" music. On the other hand, Rock and Roll is a younger cousin to Jazz. Both styles spring from the same roots and the best progressive Rock and Roll starts to sound like Jazz. In the future, Rock may come to be considered just another Jazz style, like Dixieland, Bebop, etc.
Instrumental jazz's potential is far greater than than that of instrumental rock. IF you get bored with rock and rap, come out and see some jazz here in the Springs.
Big Band Jazz: : http://coloradosprings.jazznearyou.com/eve…
Fantastic! Sounds like I've got some shopping and listening to do this weekend.
Maybe next a column complaining about duck face poses?
One decent thing to come out of this trend is that some have discovered great artists as they jumped on the bandwagon and turned their backs on Slash's solo. Norman Blake won a Grammy™ for his work on O' Brother Where Art Thou? He certainly deserved it. But what's better is the amount of newcomers that are checking out his new album, Wood, Wire & Words. Bandwagons are very much annoying. And there are musical consequences for sure, as this column points out. However at the end of the day, a forgotten and ignored by the masses genre of music has been rediscovered. It will morph eventually. Maybe the world is now ready for RapGrass. Shit... now I want to shower after typing that.
Yes! Kiowa Sessions Spooktacular!
I just came from a successful meeting with The Gold Room management and I'm happy annouce that in addition to Sept 27th; we are planning a Halloween special for Kiowa Sessions! (sometime during the last week in October). Stay tuned!
The Most Lamentable Tragedy is difficult and ambitious, and there’s a lot of fluff, but the bare bones are beautiful http://killingthebreeze.com/titus-andronicus-the-most-lamentable-tragedy-your-album-of-the-day/
Lucky that MH still performs for us!
great report, Bill. It's so hard to find anything about Kanye West in the news.
Perp-walk this talentless criminal to a small cage and be done with him.
Hmm. I agree with all three reviews.
Shane Corbin,remember!? Cute little Colorado Springs music scene.A memory,and that's all it will ever amount to.
Wilco n'vercuca salt are honestly not that goods of bands, tame impala are on the move,.. Ripping it up...
Stopped reading after Let It Happen was referred to as contrived. Risibly absurd.
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