Just returned from the OASBB concert at the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. We had fun perfoming Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite and a bunch of Count Basie classics. Next week again.

Watched Ant-Man and the Wasp the other day with the kids and enjoyed it a lot. Just like the first movie it is a good mix of comedy and action and a lot less serious like many other movies in this genre.

Just read about Microsoft’s new Surface Go devices and am very intrigued. They just look like the device which could fit perfectly into the way I work. Plus they are reasonably priced.

Sonny Stitt in 1982

Sonny is without doubt one of my favorite players. Here’s a great video and some info on JazzWax. Adding this to my need-to-watch-list.

On the weekend we took advantage and went to Koitelinkoski to grill. It was nice weather and despite being quite full of visitors there we found a very good place to make a fire and throw some sausages on it.

The panorama feature of phone did a good job again.

Marc Myers on the imminent release of John Coltrane’s lost tapes:

So where was this tape hiding all these years? The tape sat on the shelf at Van Gelder’s studio until Coltrane died in July 1967, when Impulse executives came to retrieve them. After ABC Records relocated to Los Angeles in the early 1970s, the tape went into storage. Soon, cost-cutting led ABC to discard reels of warehoused tapes that hadn’t been released as albums. Coltrane’s March 6 recording was purged.

This is exciting news and I already placed a pre-order. Marc has as always a very informative article and background information on the recording. Can’t wait for it to be released in the next week.