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Tidbits for Sept. 8,9

September 8, 2012

Lisa Markley dispatched this reminder:
Tonight – Saturday, Sept 8, 8 p.m.-midnight.
Banter Bistro Denton, 219 West Oak St.

Lisa Markley and Bach Norwood will be splitting the sets.
Featuring J Paul Slavens on piano, Bach Norwood playing bass, Bruce Balmer on guitar, Jeffrey Barnes on woodwinds, and Lisa on guitar and vox.

The ne’er-do-well repertoire includes songs from the American Songbook, as well as soon-to-be-standards by Denton’s own Little Jack Melody, J Paul Slavens and Jeffrey Barnes – plus songs by Bruce Balmer, Lisa Markley, Jonathan Byrd and Buddy Mondlock.
“It’s been over 2 years since this collection of musicians have all been on stage at the same time!” said Lisa Markley. “Not to be missed!”

  • Dan Haerle, UNT Music Professor of Piano shared this invitation via Facebook:

    Dan Haerle

    Dallas Jazz Piano Society – Concert & Lecture
    Monday, September 10, 7-9 p.m.
    Dallas School Of Music, Midway at Trinity Mills
    Featuring: Dan Haerle, Piano; Jim Riggs, Saxophone; George Anderson, Bass; Ed Soph, Drums

  • Admission Free (Donations welcome.)

From Kris Berg via Facebook:

“What Is This Thing Called Jazz: Adventures In Modern Music”
Top Ten Jazz Recordings of the Year

No. 10: Mark Colby-Yesterday’s Gardenias – RCI
No. 9: Dave Liebman Trio -Lieb Plays The Blues A La Trane – Daybreak
No. 8: Ben Ben Haugland -Point of No Return – Dazzle
No. 7: Wayne Escoffery -The only Son of One – Sunnyside
No. 6: Wallace Roney -Home – Highnote
No. 5: Stacey Kent – Dreamer In Concert – Bluenote
No.4: James Leary – Together – Lifeforcejazz
No. 3: Kris Berg Jazz – This Time Last Year – MAMA*
No. 2: Joe Chambers Moving Pictures Orchestra – Live Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola – Savant
And the No. 1 Recordings of the Year were split by Richard Sussman – Continuum – Origin and Eric Reed – The Baddest Monk – Savant.


New FB Page for all Jazz musicians and aficionados interested in the Art of Improvisation …

Visit, and then “Like” –

Hello everyone, I wanted to create this page dedicated to the art of improvisation. I’ll post transcriptions, articles on improvisation, website links, etc. I welcome everyone to post anything that they find interesting and beneficial related to improvisation. Also, please “like” the page and pass on the word.
– Thanks. Ed Saindon

(Another link from this new Facebook page – “Page 2,”, Jazz Saxophone Transcriptions With Audio )

This just in …

Denton’s own A Taste of Herb: Tribute to Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass brings the its trumpet-tinged music to All Good Cafe –

A Taste of Herb

Dallas, TX – 9 p.m., September 15th.

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