Courtesy of the artist
Clark Terry. Courtesy of the artist
Maybe one day, this feature will be called "Around The BAM! Internet."
- More year-end lists: The members of the Jazz Journalists Association who have submitted. Howard Reich. Bret Saunders. Fred Kaplan. Seth Colter Walls' multi-genre list. Tell me if I missed yours and you'd like to see it here next week.
- If you need a partial summary of this whole Nicholas Payton debate, George Colligan is an astute reader. (Gosh, the comment section in there, though!) Everybody, deep breath. Marcus Strickland has read closer now. And if all this gets us all to think deeply about race and the category "jazz," I think it's largely worth it.
- WNYC has some recent in-studio sessions with John Scofield's band and John Ellis' Mobro project.
- Boyd Lee Dunlop is releasing his debut album — at age 85. The Times reports. (His brother was Frankie Dunlop.) Boyd Lee Dunlop is also a guest on Weekend Edition this Saturday.
- Films: Jazz Angeles. The Composer with Matthew Shipp. Mingus on Mingus.
- Vijay Iyer at length. In Ottawa. In the Boston Phoenix.
- Kris Bowers, Monk Competition winner, at Alternate Takes.
- Mark Kelley on his new gig (with The Roots) at The Revivalist.
- Branford Marsalis in The Paris Review. Including a peek into the new quartet album.
- Anthony Braxton and jazz, by Kevin Whitehead, among other pieces in the December Point of Departure.
- Our best wishes are with Clark Terry.
- Peter Hum reflects on "the Jazz Internet" at RTB.
- Executive leadership is changing at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
- The Keystone Korner, the San Francisco club, remembered on radio.
- A day-long "crash course" in DIY in jazz has been scheduled for Jan. 5, 2012 in New York. It is free to attend.
- The Velvet Lounge to reopen under the ownership of the pizza joint next door. Uhh.
- Charles Mingus trained his cat to use the toilet.
- Chicago drummer Ted Sirota corrects some dudes on local sports talk radio about the origins of "Take Five." This is the best thing. (Good player, too; I've seen him.)
- Destination: Out has a Paul Motian memorial.
- JazzWax has a variety of features up, including a perspective on Sonny Rollins.
- The Checkout presents coverage from the Barcelona Jazz Festival.
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