A Blog Supreme
Around The Jazz Internet: May 27, 2011
By Patrick Jarenwattananon
- Two new blogs to recommend: Angelika Beener's Alternate Takes and Ted Panken's Today Is The Question.
- Ethan Iverson spends three hours with Henry Threadgill for the BBC. Results (transcriptions and more) are up.
- Roy Haynes talks about the ride cymbal, via Jazz Online.
- A recent episode of NPR's Latino USA discusses the Latin Jazz Grammy controversy with Bobby Sanabria, and re-airs interviews with those who stand to be affected: Dafnis Prieto, Edmar Castañeda and Miguel Zenon.
- Check out George Colligan's dispatches from his European tour with Jack DeJohnette at jazztruth.
- "James Carter Ruined My Life," early classic of the Jazz Internet, has been re-upped by its author, saxophonist Kelly Bucheger.
- Another Jazz Internet classic: saxophonist Lou Donaldson's "Before & After" (JazzTimes' version of the "blindfold test"), reupped courtesy of Larry Appelbaum.
- New Jason Lindner Breeding Ground video, and a full concert video of the David Sanchez quartet, via Nextbop.
- The Revivalist looks at "Infamous Jazz Shrines of Harlem."
- The New York Times reports on a few only-in-New-York things: Linda Hutchinson's weekly Billie Holiday revue at the Cotton Club (Corey Kilgannon), and the record store Downtown Music Gallery, which celebrates 20 years of business this year (Aidan Levy).
- The Wall Street Journal's Jim Fusilli on "My Terrifyingly Gracious Meeting With Miles Davis."
- A profile of St. Louis legend Mae Wheeler, aka "Lady Jazz," in the St. Louis Beacon. Also, debunking myths about the early days of jazz in St. Louis, at St. Louis magazine online. (H/T St. Louis Jazz Notes.)
- Louis Armstrong listened to opera (duh). Ricky Riccardi has the details.
- Wes Montgomery gets a park named after him in Indianapolis.
- Congratulations to The Guardian's John Fordham, named jazz journalist of the year at the 2011 Parliamentary jazz awards.
- All About Jazz has interviews and features with saxophonists Travis Sullivan and Tineke Postma.
- Destination: Out features a big Sun Ra post.
- The Latin Jazz Corner continues to follow ongoing protests about the elimination of Latin jazz from the Grammy Awards.
- JazzWax has several features, including comments from Buddy DeFranco and Iola Brubeck.
- The Jazz Session speaks with bassist Cecil McBee, the Brooklyn musicians behind Connection Works and trumpeter Dave Douglas.
- The Checkout features interviews with trumpeter Roy Hargrove and saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh, and a studio recording of the Captain Black Big Band.
Elsewhere at NPR Music:
- The Roy Hargrove Quintet: Live at the Village Vanguard, the recording (and photos, and interview ...).
- Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz this week features a session with young saxophonist Grace Kelly.
- JazzSet this week airs a set from Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White — aka the core of Return to Forever.
- Fresh Air's Kevin Whitehead on the new Ambrose Akinmusire album.
- A cool story about an actual juke joint in Bessemer, Ala., by NPR's Peter Breslow.
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