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Sam Sadigursky, photographed here at the 2010 Newport Jazz Festival, is scheduled to return this weekend with Darcy James Argue's Secret Society.
Sam Sadigursky, photographed here at the 2010 Newport Jazz Festival, is scheduled to return this weekend with Darcy James Argue's Secret Society. Erik Jacobs for NPR
Where we are bracing for 16 hours of live Newport broadcasting.
- More Newport Jazz previews: ten picks from Jim Macnie, an AP article from David Klepper, a profile of Bill Frisell (playing thrice) by Siddhartha Mitter.
- The great drummer and educator Michael Carvin has gotten some overdue attention on the web lately. This AllAboutJazz piece is enormous. For fans of audio, WBGO interviewed him too.
- Top 10 Miles Davis performances on standards, as selected by PopMatters.
- Ten Kenny Barron clips on the Internet.
- Five recordings of jazz standards sampled on rap records.
- Dafnis Prieto, interviewed for Nextbop.
- Dena DeRose, now known as a jazz vocalist, was studying classical piano in college — until she developed carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis.
- Phil Schaap is writing books. The jazz historian (and a mentor to the author) has an elephantine memory so hopefully a slice of it will live on in print.
- More talk about the slow death of the jazz standard. James Hale talks to people for the CBC. Howard Mandel weighs in.
- Cutty Cutshall, trombonist, is the latest in a series looking at Pittsburgh jazz legends.
- A man who brought jazz to church.
- John Coltrane as smooth jazz.
- Destination: Out has posted more Wadada Leo Smith material in celebration of their contest and the trumpeter's new four-disc set.
- The Jazz Session spoke with trumpeter John D'Earth and big bandleader Doug Richards, both of central Virginia.
- The Checkout featured the Christian Scott Berklee concert.
Elsewhere at NPR Music:
- Ryan Truesdell and his Gil Evans Centennial Project are the subject of a Fresh Air review.
- JazzSet features music from the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival, including saxophonist Jane Bunnett.
- Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz features the Grady Tate episode.