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Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Mosaic Set, Bud Powell Bio Update

Long yellow road*Mosaic Records will release a three-CD Select set of mid-1970s RCA Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin big-band recordings later this year.

*I can say with confidence that Peter Pullman’s long-awaited Bud Powell biography has taken a big step towards finally achieving publication–more details soon, hopefully.

Elsewhere around the jazz blogosphere this past week:

*Marc Myers wraps up a monumental interview with jazz vocal legend Chris Connor

*Doug Ramsey notes the passing of arranger Bill Finegan

*Jazz.com interviews pianist Brad Mehldau

*Trumpeter Dave Douglas discusses his silent-film-and-jazz project with NPR

David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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