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Around The Jazz Internet: May 13, 2011
By Patrick Jarenwattananon
Are you following NPR Jazz on Facebook yet? And now, more links.
- RIP South African saxophonist Zim Ngqawana and nonagenarian trumpeter Snooky Young.
- KPLU, an NPR Music partner, has been given the Service to America Award from the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation for the School of Jazz program. The initiative pairs Seattle's professional jazz musicians with high school jazz bands and culminates in recording sessions for all involved. Well worth checking out.
- The Revivalist features interviews with pianist Jonathan Batiste (who appeared the last episode of Treme), and Linda Walton of Jazzmobile.
- Ben Ratliff reviews Fred Hersch's "My Coma Dreams" project in the New York Times. Also, Nate Chinen gets the Playlist column last weekend.
- Tom Hull's new Jazz Consumer Guide in the Village Voice.
- Greg Thomas on the Fats Waller Dance Party for the Daily News. Also, on jazz and race, for All About Jazz.
- Bassist Ratzo Harris on the closing of a jazz club (Brooklyn's Puppets — I know, right?) in NewMusicBox.
- Peter Hum on how jazz reviews have changed.
- A musician and frequent ABS reader, Dan DiPiero, has his own blog. It's three years old. Here are some highlights.
- The Library of Congress has launched its National Jukebox of over 10,000 recordings between 1901 and 1925, including some early jazz. The Record explains. Deceptive Cadence has a closer look.
- WFIU's Night Lights listens to the Savory Collection with National Jazz Museum in Harlem Director Loren Schoenberg.
- The Newport Jazz Festival has a new presenting sponsor: Natixis Global Asset Management.
- A feel-bad story: Musician stanley Wright, aka Suleiman-Hakim, was found dead this week, stuffed in a storage trunk in his basement. From Jake Pearson and John Lauinger of the Daily News.
- A feel-good story: $32,000 has been approved for the start of a jazz festival in John Coltrane's home town of High Point, N.C.
- The Jazz Video Guy explains himself.
- This week in Esperanza Spalding: InStyle photo shoot.
- It's Friday the 13th.
- All About Jazz has interviews and features with pianist Omar Sosa, pianist Leslie Pintchik and re-runs an interview with the late Zim Ngqawana.
- Destination: Out features Wadada Leo Smith all week.
- JazzWax has a variety of features up, including a look at Chris Byars' Lucky Thompson project.
- The Jazz Session speaks with guitarist Anthony Wilson, saxophonist Jon Armstrong of Slumgum, and saxophonist Billy Harper.
- The Checkout features a studio session with pianist Fabian Almazan's trio, plus an interview with Stanley Crouch and a playlist from Gretchen Parlato.
Elsewhere at NPR Music:
- JD Allen Trio First Listen! Hear the new record in full now.
- On the Fats Waller Dance Party, led by Jason Moran and Me'Shell Ndegeocello, on All Things Considered.
- Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz this week features Dianne Reeves, from 1999.
- JazzSet this week airs a set from the Moshier-Lebrun Collective, a young Chicago band, inspired by Studs Terkel.
- Kevin Whitehead reviews the new Impulse! Records collection on Fresh Air.
- Finally, Maria Schneider has written a piece for chamber orchestra and voice. The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra performs it with soprano Dawn Upshaw at Carnegie Hall.
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