Peoples Liberation Big Band: Tomorrow Night at the Record Bar

Hey folks, if you're in the Kansas City Metro area tomorrow (Sunday 8/7), I'd highly recommend going to check out the Peoples Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City at the Record Bar in Westport.  The show starts at 8pm, but get there plenty early - probably 7ish - to make sure you can grab …

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My Scribbled Notes from Snuff Jazz, Crosstown Station, 3/30

Snuff Jazz Crosstown Station, March 30 In lieu of transforming my notes into what would hopefully be elegant prose, I've decided to quickly type of my notes from Snuff Jazz's performance at Crosstown Station in Kansas City from March 30.  That way I can save a bunch of time, and you can see my thoughts …

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Alaturka’s Tamam Abi Reviewed

Alaturka Tamam Abi Tzigane CDAL-101 Guitarist Beau Bledsoe describes the aesthetic and approach of his new group Alaturka as a "musical handshake" between jazz and traditional Turkish music.  While visiting his wife's family in Istanbul Bledsoe heard attempts at merging both genres, but noticed that something of each genre and culture were lost in the …

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