Late edition. Links that went unmentioned on this blog:
- The @jazzfamoose lives!
- Nate Chinen on royalties for jazz composers.
- Snoop Dogg is being sued by Michael Henderson, bassist for Miles Davis' electric funk period, for illegal sampling.
- Will Friedwald on Svend Asmussen, the 94-year-old jazz violinist who has played with Fats, Django and Duke, and is still active today.
- Seth MacFarlane, the man behind Family Guy, will be performing at the Salt Lake International Jazz Festival. Giggity?
- The Jazz Loft Project Blog unearths some interesting quotes from George Wein, commenting on his 1956 Newport Jazz Festival.
- Zan Stewart, the on-staff (!) jazz writer for the New Jersey Star-Ledger, is retiring.
- A new, all-originals The Bad Plus album is coming in September. Like Jason Moran's Bandwagon, this would be another 10-year anniversary for a great piano trio.
- A Michigander who has made the tuba and euphonium his primary instruments.
- Destination: Out recaps the Vision Festival.
- JazzWax has a variety of bits out this week.
- The Jazz Session this week interviews Michael Musillami and Stephan Crump.
- The Checkout this week is a still-good rerun (Jaleel Shaw, Chris Morrissey, the Jazz Now project). The previous week featured Rufus Reid, Ilhan Ersahin and John Hebert.
And a reminder of some items we mentioned:
Finally, more jazz at NPR Music: