As you can see from the posts around this one, Josh Jackson and I are in New Orleans. But the Jazz Internet stops for no one. So here, have some links:
—Newish Point Of Departure is out.
—This week in Treme: first, please note the New Orleans Times-Picayune's extensive coverage hub. And also the blogs Sound Of Treme and Treme-Jazz, tracking the music of the show. Of course, we're doing similar things here: our Treme posts, aggregated.
—The Times profiles the Japanese man who gives jazz tours of Harlem.
—Ethan Iverson on saxophonist Bunky Green, and also palling around with Alex Ross.
—On the critical invisibility of free jazz veterans.
—RIP Gene Lees, from Rifftides. Moreover, RIP Guru of Gang Starr. Seriously, man.
—Kieran Hebden and Gilles Peterson toast the late Steve Reid.
—Herb Alpert bails out the Harlem School of the Arts. Thank goodness.
—JazzWax this week has no new interviews, but plenty of great old recordings to talk about.
—The Jazz Session this week interviews Charles Evans and Samuel Blaser.
—The Checkout this week features John Blake, Jr., Doug Wamble and Olivier Manchon.
And here's a roundup of other jazz features at NPR Music:
—Take Five this week gives us five brass-band jams.
—JazzSet this week features various recordings from New York's Jazz Standard.
—Piano Jazz this week re-airs its Hiromi episode.
—Peter Margasak reviews the new Von Freeman album for All Things Considered.
—This is a blog post, but before it gets lost in the shuffle: Dexter Gordon and the Library of Congress.