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Around The Jazz Internet: Jan. 21, 2011

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  • Our friends at WNYC's program Soundcheck hosted Charles Lloyd for an interview and duo session with Jason Moran this week. Also, the saxophonist/electronic musician Matt Bauder brought a jazz group into the studio too.
  • The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival schedule was released this year, and there's less jazz/heritage music atop the bill than ever. (Jazz and Louisiana-area music still comprises the lion's share of the lineup, though.) The blogosphere is annoyed: Peter Hum, Doug Ramsey.
  • Peter also has a nice story about a band called The Story. (Oddly enough, this group came together about three blocks from where I lived in 2005.)
  • Sonny Rollins picks some favorite film music with New York magazine's Eric Benson.
  • Numerous folks have noticed that Jared Loughner, the accused shooter in the Tucson, Ariz. shootings, was a committed jazz saxophone student in high school. The New York Times profile has more details, as does this local TV report.
  • Here's a fuller and more sympathetic portrait of Keith Jarrett's Carnegie Hall show, couched in a meditation about technological addiction, in Fast Company. Yes, that's correct.
  • A late pass for this news item from last week: Harlem is getting a jazz festival.
  • Robert Wyatt picks 10 favorite jazz and classical works for Dusted magazine. (Disclosure: The editor of Dusted sits next to me at work.)
  • Will Layman interviews the guitarist Rez Abbasi for PopMatters.
  • Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, a newly-anointed NEA Jazz Master, is touring 36 cities with a theatrical production based on the Ellington/Strayhorn meets Shakespeare suite "Such Sweet Thunder." There's an album too.
  • The bassist Ratzo Harris went to the Jazz Education Network conference in New Orleans, and wrote about it for NewMusicBox.
  • Last week, there was some buzz around the saxophonist Ted Brown's first gig in New York in decades, and the legacy of his mentor Lennie Tristano. Brown played a restaurant gig the next day (Lee Konitz showed up to watch), and there's lots of video, via Jazz Lives.
  • The Billy Taylor Memorial Service was captured in full on video, via the Jazz Video Guy.
  • If you're not checking out Ricky Riccardi's Louis Armstrong blog, you're missing out.
  • The Revivalist talks to Fred Ho about what makes jazz revolutionary.
  • More news on what is springing up in place of the Velvet Lounge in Chicago, this time from Neil Tesser.
  • Miles Davis meets Kenny G. LOLz.
  • Destination: Out featured a Horace Tapscott track.
  • JazzWax has a variety of features up, including Bing Crosby on bebop and a Gary Burton puzzler.
  • The Jazz Session speaks with Lynne Arriale and Gerald Cleaver.
  • The Checkout featured NEA Jazz Master Hubert Laws, a highlight from the Village Vanguard, an in-studio performance with Ben Wendel and hangs out in the boxing ring with up-and-coming saxophonist Noah Preminger.

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