Happy Holidays all! A few more links before we take a short break:
- RIP organ giant Trudy Pitts, in the Philadelphia Inquirer. David Adler has an appreciation.
- Jon Garelick has a year-end recap for the Boston Phoenix.
- Ethan Iverson goes to Chicago.
- Howard Mandel reviews Randy Sandke's book on the history of race in jazz. It's quite negative, so Sandke and others have at it in the comments on Mandel's blog. Also, check out this interview with Sandke in JazzTimes online.
- Some great photos from the Ottawa Citizen staff, at jazzblog.ca.
- WBGO remembers James Moody. Also, check out this clip from Toast of the Nation 1994, featuring Betty Carter and a young "John D. Allen."
- Larry Blumenfeld writes on Donald Harrison for the Wall Street Journal.
- Neil Tesser has a Christmas jazz playlist.
- Jeff Parker, do-it-all guitarist, tips us to some record discoveries.
- The definitive map of Kind Of Blue.
- How much Hipster can you pack into a Jazz? How much Rap can you pack into a Jazz? Are these Australian car commercials, or inquries about Winter Jazz Fest?
- Destination: Out has posted its gift guide.
- JazzWax has a history of "The Christmas Song," among other assorted features.
- The Jazz Session speaks with Rebecca Martin and Christine Jensen.
- The Checkout this week has highlights from the Live at the Village Vanguard concert series.
- For more, @WBGO is using the Twitter hashtag #jazzlinks for frequently updating pointers.
Links to other NPR Music jazz stuff: