More links from this week:
- Nate Chinen on the youthful elements of the Seattle jazz scene, for the Times. Very glad somebody has told this story.
- Brad Mehldau writes on "Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix, Beethoven and God," filtered through the lens of German authors and philosophers. Also, Mehldau recently duetted with John Mayer.
- Branford Marsalis turned 50. Here's a Nate Chinen reflection, and a discordant note from Phil Freeman.
- Howard Mandel on the #jazzlives Twitter hashtag, after one year. Also, in the comments last week, Mandel linked to this amusingly dated 1997 piece he wrote called "Jazz Vs. Computers."
- Mark Stryker of the Detroit Free Press on Mulgrew Miller, who is artist-in-residence at the Detroit International Jazz Festival.
- A Chicago club, actually doing well in this rough summer.
- The Smithsonian National Museum of American History blog posted photos and audio clips about Lena Horne and Abbey Lincoln this week.
- A 1979 Abbey Lincoln interview. Also, Chinen (again!) on Abbey's lasting influence.
- Chico and Rita: The animated story of a Cuban couple of musicians making their way in bebop-era New York (H/T Peter Hum).
- More Savory Collection goodies from Newsweek. Also, Seth Colter Walls speaks with historian Loren Schoenberg. And WNYC spoke with Schoenberg and Bill Savory's son at length too.
- It takes two saxophonists to replace one Joe Lovano.
- This is a fun New York Times human interest piece (plus video) from Aidan Levy about jazz musicians' ping-pong obsessions after hours. (Who knew that Aaron Goldberg was so good at table tennis?) Also, I'm a little confused as to why it's a bit heated in the comments.
- Dennis Hopper among the jazz beatniks, from WFIU's Night Lights.
- From The Onion: "Ask A Guy Who's Not Doing The Gig For Less Than $200."
- Destination: Out re-posts a Pat Martino jam.
- JazzWax has an interview with historian Phil Schaap (a personal mentor as well).
- The Jazz Session speaks with Jimmy Amadie and Shane Endsley.
- The Checkout this week was a rerun. It is, like, the second rerun in about a year and a half? Busy man, that Josh Jackson.
- Finally, this is funny (H/T Jazz24):
A few links we have mentioned:
Links to other NPR Music jazz stuff: