Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

By KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International  |  Feb. 5, 2003 at 2:00 AM
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Today is Feb. 5.

Trumpeter Don Goldie was born this date in Newark, N.J., in 1930. He recorded brilliant solos with the Jack Teagarden Band during an association that began in 1959.

Pianist Art Lande, best known for his solo and small group work, was born this day in 1947 in New York.

On this day in 1940, the Glenn Miller Band recorded "Tuxedo Junction" on the Bluebird label. It fast became one of the band's most famous tunes, rivaling "In The Mood" in popularity.

Looking at today's hip happenings...

On the New York jazz scene... John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Dave Holland and Al Foster bring their all-star band ScoLoHoFo into Iridium through Sunday. Charles McPherson's quartet is at The Jazz Standard this week. The Bob James trio with Billy Kilson and James Genus is at the Blue Note.

In and around the Boston area... saxophonists Myanna and Cercie Miller, two alumnae of the group "Girls Night Out," are at Scullers jazz club in Boston tonight. Guitarist Issi Rozen's quartet is at The Regattabar in Cambridge tonight.

Guitarist Howard Alden's Gypsy Swing Quartet is at the Philadelphia Museum of Art tonight.

In and around Chicago... Henry Johnson's Organ Express with Chris Forman is at Andy's tonight. The Ron Smith duo is at Bistro America in Batavia. Sticks and Stones are at the Empty Bottle. The Bob Centano big band with Bob Ojeda and Marc Pompe is at Green Dolphin Street. The Kurt Elling quartet is at the Green Mill.

The Brass Tracks Big Band is at Hackney's. Ken Saydak is at Joe's BeBop Cafe and Jazz Emporium. The Ron Perrillo trio is at Pete Miller's Steakhouse in Evanston. Jackie Allen and Judy Roberts are at Philander's in Oak Park. The Alison Ruble trio is at Pops for Champagne tonight. The Dave Flippo duo is at Pops of Highwood.

In New Orleans tonight... Earl Brown is at Cafe Sbisa. Leigh "Little Queenie" Harris is at Dos Jefes. The Soul Rebels Brass Band is at El Matador. 3 Now 4 is at the Funky Butt. Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers are at Le Bon Temps Roule. The Johnny Vidacovich trio featuring George Porter Jr. and Nicholas Payton is at the Maple Leaf.

The Improvisational Arts Council is at the Mermaid Lounge. The Jerry Embree Swing Band is at Mid-City Lanes Rock 'n' Bowl. John Brunious leads tonight's band at Preservation Hall. The Christian Wynter quartet is at Snug Harbor tonight.

In California... the Steve Wilson trio is at The Jazz Bakery In Los Angeles through Sunday. Calamari with Emil Richards on vibes, Mike Lang on piano, Joe Porcaro on drums and Mike Valerio on bass is at Charlie O's in Valley Glen tonight. Chuck Berghofer and the Midnight Jazz Band are at Spazio in Sherman Oaks. The Matt Otto quartet is at Steamers Jazz Cafe in Fullerton. Steve Tyrell is at Yoshi's in Oakland tonight.

Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington's quartet is at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley in Seattle tonight.

Grammy-winning clarinetist, saxophonist and composer Paquito D'Rivera headlines tonight's Artist-in-Residence Week jazz showcase concert at Humber College's Lakeshore Campus Auditorium in Toronto. He will perform with pianist Hilario Duran's Latin jazz ensemble and Denny Christianson and the Humber College studio jazz ensemble.

Time Flies, the 15th annual Vancouver Improvised Music Festival, opens its four-night communal run tonight at the Western Front in Vancouver, British Columbia. Each night a different number of players will participate in a varying range of combinations decided by the musicians themselves, from duos to large groups. The participants include trombonist Jeb Bishop, violinist Mary Oliver, bassist Joe Williamson, viola and laptop player Stefan Smulovitz, drummer Dylan van der Schyff, saxophonist John Butcher, pianist Paul Plimley, bass clarinetist Rudi Mahall and bassist Torsten Muller.

Omar Sosa is at Les Trinitaires in Metz, France, tonight.

Backbeat Books is just out with the 4th edition of its rather comprehensive "All Music Guide to Jazz." It's described as "a must-have reference for anyone interested in the world of jazz past and present." That doesn't mean it is all-inclusive. There is a rather spotty inclusion and exclusion of current-day jazz artists in the 1,472-page publication, which boasts reviews of more than 20,000 recordings by 1,700 artists.

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