Tuesday, July 11, 2006

SJI In The News

Google News serves up two mentions of "SJI" this week:

First, a writeup in Allaboutjazz.com about a recording of trumpet player Bill Coleman and band performing in Paris in October 1952. (This is the main material on a double CD called The Complete Philips Recordings, which also includes a half-dozen studio numbers.) In that Paris show, the reviewer writes:
Coleman weaves in and out of this vaguely chaotic mise en scène, playing his lovely solos (“St James Infirmary,” “Red Top,” “Royal Garden Blues”), singing blues affably, joking with the audience in good French with an upbeat but cool composure to which a Zen monk could aspire.
Second, another piece about Chris Thomas King's Rise (discussed here earlier), this one from The Philadelphia Inquirer.