Louisville Jazz Artists Rock!
I am happy that we have so many talented local jazz artists, and happier still that so many of them are releasing new albums. At this writing, I have received new material from Graeme Gardiner and Lourenço Vasconcellos , entitled Kinetic Meditations, Brandon Coleman’s Decisions, Craig Tweddell’s Away with Words, and the Todd Hildreth Trio’s Hymns. Look for more information here and in LEO Weekly; see below for information on a joint CD release party Coleman and Tweddell are planning for mid-December.
RIP, Ronald Shannon Jackson
Drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson was an integral part of Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time, and put together a hard-hitting ensemble, The Decoding Society, which had been influenced by Coleman. He combined jazz and funk with African and other world rhythms. He passed away, from leukemia, in October at his home in Fort Worth, at the age of 73.