Wednesday: legendary drummer Al Foster. Thursday: future legendary drummer Kendrick Scott. And now, links:
- The musicians' union in New York has begun protesting jazz clubs in search of pension benefits. A developing story to be sure.
- New Wes Montgomery recordings found. Short report in the WSJ. You'll be hearing more of this story soon.
- The Jazz Stream is the new 24/7 music stream from our friends at WBGO. Guess what kind of music they're playing.
- On the "radio" albums: Much has been written about Robert Glasper's Black Radio, and a lot will be written soon about Esperanza Spalding's Radio Music Society. But this John Murph piece actually points out that these records ought to actually be on black radio.
- Esperanza Spalding performed at the Oscars. (But not the Grammys.)
- RIP Red Holloway. This interview makes him out to be a real character.
- Harris Eisenstadt interview at jazzblog.ca. So much Canadiana here.
- Short Charles McPherson interview. Living history, y'all.
- Jason Moran interview on the PBS Newshour. O ambassador, my ambassador. Also, JAMO plays LCD Soundsystem, kinda sorta.
- Jeff Gauthier, owner of Cryptogramophone Records, director of Angel City Arts and improvising violinist, is the new executive director at L.A.'s Jazz Bakery. Good looking out, Jazz Bakery.
- Can a massive jazz museum take root in Chicago? asks the Tribune.
- Why do Great American Songbook albums by pop artists so often disappoint? asks Slate.
- Eric Jackson, Boston jazz radio fixture. Holler at our friends at WGBH.
- Eric Clapton went to the Village Vanguard to see fellow guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. (He liked it.)
- Pastor, truck driver, ex-felon, jazz trumpeter.
- The kcjazzlark responds to a question we asked last week.
- Ted Panken's archives this week: Dexter Gordon, David Murray.
- Destination: Out has posted offerings from guitarist Hans Reichel.
- JazzWax spoke with trombonist Jimmy Wilkins.
- The Jazz Session spoke with saxophonist Ochion Jewell and saxophonist Jimmy Heath.
- The Checkout spoke with pianist Luis Perdomo, listened to records with Adam Rogers and hosted the Le Boeuf Brothers in studio.
Elsewhere at NPR Music: