Some links we haven't mentioned yet:
- Sonny Rollins turned 80. Marc Myers drove around Harlem with him, while Larry Blumenfeld did an interview.
- Label man, promoter, artist manager and guitarist Greg Pasenko, late of the short-lived Chicago venue Club Blujazz, has a new blog dedicated to the business end of things. It's called The Jazz Artist's Survival Guide.
- Speaking of that, Dave Holland responds to an NPR blog (this post in particular) about the nature of the DIY music business.
- Don't remember when I first came across it, but the folks at the blog Something Else! listen to an awful lot of jazz.
- Vijay Iyer makes a great mix with lots of unreleased music (psst: all the Search and Restore podcasts), and the Wall Street Journal does one of the better pieces I've read on him. Plus, he also made this track for Das Racist.
- Twitter births a jazz band. (!)
- Kit Downes, the pianist whose trio's recording was nominated for The Mercury Prize, has some interesting reflections on the whole affair.
- Speaking of British jazz, the Neil Cowley trio plays on WNYC's New Sounds.
- Taylor Ho Bynum's bicycle tour has begun.
- The Brilliant Corners reference guide to grunting pianists.
- The Latin Jazz Corner speaks with Danilo Pérez and Hilario Durán.
- Destination: Out is putting on a concert series in real life! Also, they preview William Parker's new Curtis Mayfield double-disc.
- JazzWax talks to Mose Allison, Jerry Lee Lewis and gives us a few other cool features.
- The Jazz Session speaks with Theo Bleckmann and Steve Cardenas.
- The Checkout this week has Hermeto Pascoal, Butch Morris and a studio session with Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band.
A few links we have mentioned:
Links to other NPR Music jazz stuff: