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Around The Jazz Internet: Dec. 10, 2010

More links, plus, a reminder that top tens are flying in:

  • RIP James Moody. Other remembrances: Peter Keepnews for The New York Times, George Varga for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Don Heckman for the Los Angeles Times. Also, Moody's Smithsonian jazz oral history, and a message from his wife Linda at his website.
  • This fellow Brian Pace has been producing short little video interviews with jazz musicians for a little while now. His website is a little cluttered, so here's his Vimeo channel.
  • Via Long Haul Productions, here is the long-form audio documentary of Sam, a talented young saxophone student in Indiana. He also happens to be an undocumented resident, which has made pursuing his dream of studying music in college significantly harder. Also, a short transcribed interview. It's especially relevant with the DREAM act currently in limbo.
  • Recently, Latino USA spoke with the master Cuban drummer Dafnis Prieto (scroll down).
  • ABC News asked Wynton Marsalis for a five-song playlist. He gives it to 'em from somewhere inside Jazz at Lincoln Center.
  • Will Friedwald reports on Boris Rose, everyone's favorite bootlegger, for the Wall Street Journal.
  • From Ben Ratliff at The New York Times: Everything's coming up Schatz. Also, congrats to Search and Restore for meeting their fundraising goal.
  • Nat Hentoff writes about saxophonist Houston Person — one of Hentoff's four desert-island picks — in the Wall Street Journal.
  • The Velvet Lounge in Chicago has been through some upheaval since its founder, saxophonist Fred Anderson, died earlier this year. Howard Reich reports for the Chicago Tribune.
  • A thoughtful review of a Kenny G show, from Alex Rodriguez for the Newark Star-Ledger.
  • The A.V. Club (associated with The Onion) has issued a primer on Miles Davis' entire career.
  • Dave Brubeck turned 90 on Monday. There was a TCM documentary to mark the occasion.
  • This was a cool thing that I went to. (It was kind of how I imagine 1974 downtown New York.) From Michael J. West/Washington City Paper.
  • Destination: Out has a Evan Parker/Derek Bailey/Han Bennink collaboration to share.
  • JazzWax interviews Don Sebesky, and features a few interesting "jazz is dead" pronouncements from the '50s.
  • The Jazz Session speaks with Gabriel Gloege and Dan Tepfer.
  • The Checkout featured the Microscopic Septet in studio, Russell Malone on tape, and Robert Glasper's iPod.

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