OK, these are too good, and must go up top:
And now, these items:
- The Jazz Forward Coalition: It exists! What it is, other than a newsletter, remains to be seen, however. (A bit more info.)
- Mtume vs. Stanley Crouch, on the subject of electric Miles.
- Ramsey Lewis talks his "Proclamation of Hope" project, honoring Abraham Lincoln.
- Henry Threadgill speaks with Martin Johnson for the Wall Street Journal. Also, check out this extended interview with Hank Shteamer for The Wire, from 2009.
- Ethan Iverson writes about blogging, rewrites about 1973-1990.
- In the high school classroom with Delfeayo Marsalis.
- Nextbop speaks with pianist Aaron Parks.
- JazzTimes talks with a long-time waitress of NYC jazz clubs.
- A (classical critic's) review of Brad Mehldau's orchestral project Highway Rider, live at Carnegie Hall.
- The Detroit Jazz Festival won $100,000 for a new online initiative.
- Two people conned a jazz/classical/Latin pianist out of $6 million. Yes, a musician of that description has that much money.
- Destination: Out hands out Henry Threadgill material, and talks Steve Lacy with the repertory band Ideal Bread.
- The Latin Jazz Corner has an interview with Brazilian pianist Jovino Santos Neto.
- JazzWax has an interview with Phil Ramone.
- The Jazz Session speaks with William Parker and David S. Ware.
- The Checkout this week features interviews with John McLaughlin and Joris Roelofs, a studio session from Miles Okazaki and a highlight from the Village Vanguard.
Elsewhere at NPR Music: