Jazz Gumbo

Jazz Gumbo

by Ken Franckling

copyright © 2002 Ken Franckling

from Jazz Notes 10/2002

PLAN AHEAD FOR IAJE: The 2003 edition of the world's largest jazz industry conference, put on by the International Association for Jazz Education (formerly known as and still called by many, The International Association of Jazz Educators), is set for Toronto on January 8-11, 2003. Those going north of the U.S. border will find the usual non-stop blend of workshops, panel discussions, band showcases, and concerts. More than 7,000 attendees from 35 countries are expected.

CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN: What's it like to tour the world with Wayne Shorter in 2001 and 2002? "With all my experiences I have had, playing with Wayne and this band was like doing post post-graduate research,"reports pianist Danilo Perez. "The music kept developing and growing. It really reflected my dream for the perfect community, where everybody makes a vital contribution. There was an incredible mysterious feel to this. It's like climbing a mountain. When you reach the top, you want to see what's on the other side. And there is such caring for each other in this band. We are celebrating the music."

WHAT'S IN A NAME -- IT NEVER ENDS: The eBay grammar horrors continue.

Art Sandoval. Close, but no Cuban cigar.

"Lonious Monk." He remembered the "u," but forgot the "The." Still better than "The Loneliest Monk."

Then there's "Cannball Adderly." And here I always thought Cannonball Adderley's name derived from his appetite for food, not his sex life.

Then there's Cassandra, unrelated to Joe or Andy, Williams.

And Sony Rollins. Just don't tell JVC.

How about Jerry Mulligan. I'll take a "G" for $300, Alex.

And there's "Zoot Simms in Copenhagen." Anyone willing to buy a spare "m"?


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isaac stull December 17, 02

i cant beilieve im the first to say something but yeah im doing this reaserch project for social studies abd some research on wherre to find the best books and it was here so i just like to say thanks!! = )

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