A Blog Supreme
Around The Jazz Internet: May 6, 2011
By Patrick Jarenwattananon
More links to look at:
- New Orleans Jazz Fest is here. Stay with us for more updates throughout the weekend. Stay with the Times-Picayune for a lot more.
- Nextbop is streaming the new Gerald Clayton trio album Bond: The Paris Sessions in full before it releases on Tuesday. NPR Music and WBGO recorded that band in early 2010.
- The JazzTimes May issue is out, with stories on Ambrose Akinmusire, Orrin Evans, Charlie Haden, Lynne Arriale and more. Plus, Nate Chinen on the new Smithsonian anthology, and Lyn Horton on the great percussionist/educator/venue proprietor Warren Smith.
- A recent Afropop Worldwide show looks at the African roots of jazz.
- Willard Jenkins talks to Fab Five Freddy (!) about jazz and early hip-hop.
- An interview with the band Harriet Tubman, which recently released an album recorded back in 2000. Via Phil Freeman/Burning Ambulance.
- Pianist George Colligan talks to pianist David Berkman. Stop the piano on piano violence.
- Saxophonist and performance artist Matana Roberts is finally releasing part of her epic work Coin Coin. Via Peter Margasak/Chicago Reader. NPR Music recorded another part of Coin Coin last summer.
- You are hereby encouraged to share your stories about discovering John Coltrane, for a research project. Via Alex W. Rodriguez.
- Esperanza Spalding is getting to open for Prince again. (Joe Lovano is in the band.)
- A little profile of Thurston Briscoe, WBGO program director/vice president.
- RVAJazz is changing editors, part two. (Hey, that's my photo.)
- There are currently two songs on the Billboard country music chart which reference John Coltrane.
- All About Jazz has interviews and features with saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, bassist Matt Penman and electric bassist Jimmy Haslip.
- Destination: Out has a great Billy Bang memorial post.
- JazzWax has a variety of features up, including a behind the scenes of Ella in Japan.
- The Jazz Session speaks with trombonist Chris Washburne, bassist Sean Smith and composer Maria Schneider..
- The Checkout features a studio session with guitarist Julian Lage, plus a nice, long interview with Sonny Rollins (!).
Elsewhere at NPR Music:
- Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz this week features Karrin Allyson, from 1998.
- JazzSet this week airs excerpts from the Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet and Trio da Paz with Harry Allen sets at Newport 2010.
- John Murph on Becca Stevens, for Song of the Day.
- Maybe not jazz exactly, but Booker T. played a B-3 organ for us, and talked to Morning Edition too.
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