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A lot of words have been exchanged about Los Angeles jazz club proprietors lately.
A lot of words have been exchanged about Los Angeles jazz club proprietors lately. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
We would buy a sheet of Miles Davis stamps.
- This essay on Los Angeles club owners, and their failure to understand musicians' points of view, has been circulated a lot lately. Really, it probably applies to a lot of club owners anywhere. From saxophonist Dave Goldberg. (Via.)
- On young musicians in Harlem today, a feature-length piece by Giovanni Russonello in JazzTimes.
- This week in #BAM: Nicholas Payton responds to Christian McBride. Here's pianist Orrin Evans' take, via Shaun Brady/Philadelphia City Paper. Related: more thoughts on the black audience, via The Independent Ear.
- The pianist and historian Sean Gough has a smart blog which you should have a look at. (Via.)
- Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Tillery interviews at The Revivalist.
- Enrico Rava interview at All About Jazz.
- Tommy Williams, extraordinary yet obscure bassist. From Ronan Guilfoyle.
- Keith Jarrett played Carnegie Hall this week, Nate Chinen reports. No drama! (Of the unpleasant kind.)
- On Jan Lundgren, Swedish junior tennis star turned Oscar Peterson devotee, and his new digitally-rescued recording. From Doug Ramsey/WSJ.
- On Kris Bowers, recent Monk Competition-winning pianist, from Greg Thomas/NY Daily News.
- This band, the Wee Trio, did a record of David Bowie songs and all have brightly colored hair for some reason.
- The JEN Conference from the camera of the Jazz Video Guy. (He liked it a lot.)
- The Cotton Club's piano apparently has turned up in a Washington, D.C. suburb.
- "Jazz Standards Updated For The Modern Young Lady" at McSweeney's. Reminds me of "Jazz Substandards."
- JazzWax spoke with saxophonist Arno Marsh.
- The Jazz Session spoke with drummer Matt Wilson (video at JazzDIY) and saxophonist Bob Reynolds.
- The Checkout spoke with Charlie Haden and Ben Allison, and recorded the keyboard player Courtney Bryan.
Elsewhere at NPR Music: