From Albany Jazz: Trumpeter Dylan Canterbury – a regular member of Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble – was unable to perform with the band for the August date of their regular first-Tuesday-of-the-month gig at the Van Dyck in Schenectady – but he sat in the audience, and offered a particularly smart and insightful commentary on the band and their performance. BSE is back on the bandstand at the Van Dyck at 8pm on Tuesday (September 3). Admission is free.
From All Over Albany: The line-up of readings for the Frequency North writing series at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, highlighted by Rick Moody on Thursday, September 26.
From Rural Intelligence: Robert Burke Warren interviews the husband-and-wife team of Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion about their new Jeff Tweedy/Pat Sansone-produced album Wassaic Way in advance of their CD release party at Club Helsinki in Hudson on Saturday, September 7 and Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs on Sunday, September 8.
From Berkshire On Stage: Larry Murray previews the staged reading of Mark St. Germain’s new play, “Dancing Lessons,” at Barrington Stage Co. in Pittsfield on Sunday (September 1).
From All About Jazz: Regular Nippertown contributor J Hunter reviews the self-titled debut album by Prism, an all-star band featuring bassist Dave Holland, pianist Craig Taborn, guitarist Kevin Eubanks and drummer Eric Harlan …