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Around The Jazz Internet: June 17, 2011
Before we continue, an announcement: NPR Music is video webcasting live jazz twice next week. Tuesday, we've got Mark Turner's quartet at the Village Vanguard. Wednesday, is the debut of The Checkout: Live From 92Y Tribeca, with Dan Tepfer, hosted here on A Blog Supreme. Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming:
- The Guardian has written a history of modern music. There's an ultimate playlist and a list of 50 key moments. Time to argue!
- Musician on musician interviews: George Colligan on Ralph Peterson. Jaleel Shaw on Mark Turner.
- Nextbop is streaming the new album from vibraphonist Chris Dingman this week.
- Kevin Whitehead explains where you can hear early jazz free on the Internet, for the Oxford University Press blog.
- The avant-garde jazz record label AUM Fidelity turns 15. Here's Tad Hendrickson for the Wall Street Journal, and Brad Cohan for the Village Voice.
- The Ars Nova Workshop in Philadelphia recently produced an festival celebrating the AACM, and commissioned a few stories by top jazz journalists for their blog. Day late and a dollar short for the concerts (sorry), but the blog posts still live.
- The Undead Jazzfest approaches. There's a business story there, but one oughtn't forget: It's still gonna be massive.
- All of the Charles Mingus Triumph of the Underdog documentary is now online. H/T Elements Of Jazz.
- A nice Howard Reich/Chicago Tribune story on the Jazz Record Mart — venerable Chicago institution.
- Jazz Online speaks with drummer Harvey Mason about his early years.
- More coverage of the Rochester jazz festival, from the Democrat and Chronicle.
- The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park has opened in Louis Armstrong Park, in the Treme neighborhood of the Crescent City. A local TV report.
- In Japan, jazz heals.
- When "jazz" first appeared in Webster's Dictionary. (Hint: It was 1927.)
- A bunch of musicians and journalists played some records for each other the other day in Brooklyn. Looked like fun.
- 940 saxophonists in Australia.
- All About Jazz features trumpeter/composer Anthony Branker and bassist Kyle Eastwood — yes, that Eastwood.
- Destination: Out features George E. Lewis a second week!
- JazzWax has a variety of features up, including posts on Art Pepper and Ornette Coleman.
- The Jazz Session speaks with saxophonist Craig Handy, bassist Ben Gallina and drummer Lukas Ligeti — yes, that Ligeti.
- The Checkout this week features Monty Alexander's Harlem-Kingston Express band in studio, plus interviews with Erik Friedlander and Aaron Goldberg and Guillermo Klein.
Elsewhere at NPR Music:
- Hear all of Ninety Miles, the new made-in-Cuba album from Stefon Harris, David Sanchez and Christian Scott, through the First Listen series.
- The Checkout's Monty Alexander reggae meets jazz session is featured at NPR Music.
- Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz this week features a session with Bucky and John Pizzarelli.
- JazzSet this week airs a Randy Weston set.
- Song Of The Day spotlights The Bad Plus.
- The NPR Communications blog has posted on KPLU's award-winning School of Jazz educational program.
- This is an interview with a horn player for indie rock bands. He's very good, and is also an interesting story, because how many other jazz-trained saxophonists move to New York and find themselves in the same position?