Around The Jazz Internet: Jun. 18, 2010 : A Blog Supreme News and notes from around the Web, including "jazz nerds" galore, Jelly Roll renewed, a Jason Moran remix contest, jazz in the mainstream media, Blue Note album cover art recreated and the zombie jazz takeover.
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Around The Jazz Internet: Jun. 18, 2010

Busy, busy week. Some links we missed or neglected:

  • That Jason Marsalis "jazz nerd" essay about complexity in modern jazz got the blogosphere chatting. It's at least somewhat on point, depending on how you're wired.
  • Pianist Anthony Coleman, best known as a "Downtown scene" progressive musician, has been working on Jelly Roll Morton interpretations for some time now. Martin Johnson reports, Jim Macnie interviews. And in Washington, D.C., a different kind of Jelly Roll tribute went down.
  • Speaking of next-level pianists who love old jazz, a Jason Moran remix contest. Speaking of Jason Moran, preview his entire new album here.
  • Willard Jenkins starts a new series in talking to African American proprietors of jazz venues. (He runs a few concert series himself, you may know.) Here's a feature on Washington, D.C.'s Twins — a personal favorite club.
  • Nextbop examines various instances of jazz in the mainstream media, with pointed commentary as always.
  • We wouldn't mind taking pianist Anthony Davis' "Jazz Since 1946" course.
  • Blue Note album covers recreated on video ... just watch it already.
  • The Jazz Loft Project has a blog! Also, ahem.
  • A gigantic Oscar Peterson statue.
  • This summer's newest "supergroup" sounds like it might actually be pretty good: James Farm.
  • We pray for Fred Anderson. Also, Peter Margasak is hearing it in the comments for ... doing his job correctly? Really?
  • Destination: Out this week has a feature on Muhal Richard Abrams.
  • The Jazz Session this week interviews Sunna Gunnlaugs and Taylor Ho Bynum.
  • The Checkout this week has sessions with Nir Felder, Jose James and a way-cool art project in New York City.

Some links we did mention, amplified:

Finally, this week in jazz elsewhere at NPR Music: