Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

By KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Trumpet player Mutt Carevy was born this day in 1892 in New Orleans. Sometimes known as the "Blues King of New Orleans, Carey was a longtime associate of Kid Ory, Johnny Dodds and Edmond Hall. He died in 1948.

Pianist Kenny Drew Sr., accompanist to Lester Young, Buddy DeFranco, John Coltrane and Dexter Gordon, was born this day in 1928 in New York City. He died in 1993.


On this day in 1938... Fats Waller recorded a classic series of pipe organ solos in London. The recordings on the Compton theater organ at the HMV studios in London were made during a European tour with his Continental Rhythm band.

Pianist Oscar Peterson's quartet opened a rare West Coast club run this night in 2001 at Yoshi's in Oakland.

Looking at today's hip happenings...

On the New York jazz scene... the Don Byron sextet is at the Village Vanguard. The Caribbean Jazz Project with Dave Samuels and Dave Valentin is at the Jazz Standard. Avishai Cohen and the International Vamp Band are at The Jazz Gallery. Eartha Kitt is at Joe's Pub tonight. Houston Person is at the Blue Note. Hamiet Bluiett's Baritone Nation with James Carter is at Iridium. J.D. Walter is at the Cornelia Street Cafe. T. K. Blue is at the Zinc Bar tonight with a Charlie Parker tribute.


In and around Boston... Larry Carlton is at Scullers tonight through Friday. The Pierre Hurel trio is at The Regattabar in Cambridge tonight.

Philadelphia's weeklong celebration of native son McCoy Tyner continues tonight at the Clef Club with Javon Jackson, Kenny Barron, Trudy Pitts, Ronnie Mathews, Gary Bartz, Marcus Belgrave, Bernard Linnette, Louis Hayes, Wendell Harrison and others.

The Charged Particles are at the Cleveland Museum of Art for a free concert tonight. The Hot Jazz Seven are at the Veterans Gazebo in Painesville, Ohio. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is at Lake Anna Park in Barberton, Ohio.

In metropolitan Chicago... the city's annual club tour is on tonight as a warmup for Labor Day weekend's annual Chicago Jazz Festival. Fourteen venues include several clubs new to the tour and the Chicago Historical Society, which is presenting an exhibition of William Gottlieb's historical jazz photographs. Free bus transportation between participating locations is included tonight for this popular event.

The Damon Short quartet and Ernest Dawkins are at HotHouse. Vincent Davis, Harrison Bankhead and the Jim Baker trio are at The Empty Bottle. Mike Finnerty and the Jazz Hippies are at Cafe Ennui tonight. The Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli is at Green Dolphin Street. The Kurt Elling quartet and the George Freeman quartet are at the Green Mill.


Jazz Vertigo is at Bistro America in Batavia tonight. Sam Burckhardt is at California Clipper. Ken Saydak is at Joe's BeBop Cafe and Jazz Emporium tonight. Ira Sullivan is hosting the after-hours festivities at the Jazz Showcase this jazz festival week. The Frank Catalano trio is at Pete Miller's Steakhouse in Evanston. Pops for Champagne features the Alison Ruble trio and Steve Evans quartet/ Jackie Allen and Judy Roberts are at Philander's in Oak Park tonight.

London-based singer Stacey Kent wraps up her stay at The Dakota in St. Paul, Minn., tonight.

On the New Orleans jazz scene... Mafouz brings Arabic jazz to the Blue Nile tonight. New Orleans Streetbeat is at the Crescent City Brewhouse. Tom McDermott is at Dos Jefes. The Soul Rebels Brass Band is at El Matador. Ingrid Lucia is at the Ritz Carlton's French Quarter Bar. Delfeayo Marsalis is at the Funky Butt. Brian O'Neill is at Satchmo's jazz room at Harrah's casino with his band tonight.

Samirah Evans is at the House of Blues' Crossroads room. Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers are at Le Bon Temps Roule. Jesse McBride and Victor Atkins are at Le Salon at Windsor Court. The Jerry Embree Swing Band is at Mid-City Lanes Rock'n'Bowl. Johnny Vidacovich and George Porter Jr. are at the Old Point. John Brunious leads tonight's band at Preservation Hall. Mark Braud is at Snug Harbor. Dr. Guitar and the Franklin Avenue Overpass and Loren Pickford and New Orleans Gamuk are at the Spotted Cat.


Saxophonist Donald Harrison is at the Blue Note in Las Vegas through Saturday.

On the California jazz scene... Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Three Quartets, Elektrik Band, Flora Purim and Airto Moreira are at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Drummer Jeff Watts' band is at the Catalina Bar and Grill in North Hollywood tonight. The Bobby Rodriguez quartet is at the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles. The Pico Rivera big band is at Steamers Jazz Café in Fullerton. The Vince Lateano trio featuring pianist Brad Buethe is at Jazz at Pearl's in San Francisco. John Hammond's Wicked Grin is at Yoshi's in Oakland.

On the recording front...

This is a mighty busy week as labels continue cranking out new releases for the fall buying season.

Pieces of a Dream is in stores this week with "Love's Silhouette" on the Heads Up label. Band co-founders James Lloyd and Curtis Harmon included the gospel-tinged "Remembrance (9/11/01)," a plaintive elegy to the people lost last Sept. 11.

Flutist Nestor Torres is out with his latest, "Mi Alma Latina (My Latin Soul)" on the Shanachie label. It includes his arrangements of fellow Miami resident Gloria Estefan's hit "The Rhythm is Gonna Get You" and Tito Puente's "Ran Kan Kan." It also includes Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man" and Enrique Iglesias hit, "Hero."


Bassist and composer Ben Allison, driving force behind The Jazz Composers Collective, is out with his fourth Palmetto Records compact disc, "Peace Pipe." The band this time around includes African kora player Mamadou Diabate from Mali.

The San Franciso-based Dave Bernstein quartet is out with "C the Blues" on Wolfetones Records. This debut CD features the leader on guitar, Alan Steger on piano, Chris Amberger on bass and Michael Spencer in drums.

Guitarist Al DiMeola is out this week with a new Telarc recording called "Flesh on Flesh." Pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba is special guest on several tracks. This also marks the first recorded collaboration in nearly 15 years for DiMeola and bassist Anthony Jackson.

Sunnyside Records is out with pianist Deidre Rodman's quintet recording, "Sun is Us." Her group includes Tony Malaby on tenor sax, Russ Johnson on trumpet, Bob Bowen on bass and Ari Hoenig on drums.

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