Josh Berman

Around The Jazz Internet: Aug. 31, 2012

Aug 31, 2012

Next Wednesday: Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts Live at the Village Vanguard. But first, these news:

  • Larry Blumenfeld, a very good writer, has a new jazz blog up at the site.

Drummer Mike Reed put together his quartet People, Places and Things to play music by their 1950s forebears. But it makes sense that, after a few years together, they'd also play later pieces, tracking the evolution of Chicago jazz on a new album titled Clean on the Corner. One dividend of their repertory work is that it inspires Reed to write his own tunes in the same spirit, like "The Lady Has a Bomb."