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Don Byron. Cori Wells Braun/Courtesy of the artist
Man, Robert Glasper must be sick of doing interviews, huh?
- Another shout for the New England Public Radio jazz blog. Recent pieces include an interview with trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, a remembrance of Cape Cod icon Lou Colombo, and profiles of greats young and old.
- Don Byron's New Gospel Quintet is the subject of a Larry Blumenfeld profile, also in the Wall Street Journal. "Yea, sure. There's some Jesus up in there," the clarinetist says.
- The Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava once lived in New York in the '60s and '70s. Now back for a gig, he speaks to the Wall Street Journal's Jim Fusilli on video.
- Matthew Shipp interview in the Hartford Courant. The pianist, "who's been called a loose cannon," has a new trio album out which is worth your while.
- The Lenox Lounge, an iconic club in Harlem, is in trouble. The Daily News reports.
- Also in trouble: the Chicago Jazz Ensemble and the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College, due to budgetary manuevers. The ensemble is a prominent jazz institution in the city, and the Center houses several important jazz research archives.
- The Kennedy Center announced its 2012-2013 jazz season this week, the first under curatorial advisor Jason Moran. So was I right about this guy? Judge for yourself. (I know where I will be on election night.)
- Marianne Solivan, a vocalist, appeared on WNYC's Soundcheck to perform from her new album Prisoner of Love.
- Adrian Ellis on supply and demand in the arts. Inside baseball, but it is curious to read how the former Jazz at Lincoln Center head thinks about it.
- One of the worst things about this whole BAM vs. jazz nomenclature discussion is that lay observers can easily misread the situation, even just slightly, to deleterious effect. (See Orrin Evans' comment.)
- The Worst Pop Band Ever.
- Ted Panken's archives this week: Charles Tolliver profile. The great trumpeter is 70.
- Destination: Out has posted some of Don Pullen's versions of Thelonious Monk songs. Misunderstood pianists club.
- JazzWax spoke with pianist Robert Glasper. (Not the usual JazzWax sort of guest!)
- The Jazz Session spoke with vocalist (and artist manager!) Amy Cervini and singer Ed Reed, who's been through an awful lot.
- The Checkout had trumpeter Jeremy Pelt in the studio.
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