Around The Jazz Internet: Dec. 10, 2010 : A Blog Supreme News and notes from around the web, including more Moody news, The Pace Report, Sam the saxophonist, Wynton Marsalis' playlist, Search and Restore, Dafnis Prieto, Houston Person and everyone's (least) favorite bootlegger.
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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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