Around The Jazz Internet: May 6, 2011 : A Blog Supreme News and notes from around the web, including the new Gerald Clayton album, jazz's African roots, a new episode of
JazzTimes, Fab Five Freddy (!), Harriet Tubman (the band), David Berkman, Matana Roberts, and John Coltrane goes country.
Around The Jazz Internet: May 6, 2011
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New Orleans Jazz Fest is here. Stay with us for more updates throughout the weekend. Stay with the for a lot more. Times-Picayune Nextbop is streaming the new Gerald Clayton trio album Bond: The Paris Sessions in full before it releases on Tuesday. NPR Music and WBGO recorded that band in early 2010. The is out, with stories on Ambrose Akinmusire, Orrin Evans, Charlie Haden, Lynne Arriale and more. Plus, Nate Chinen on the JazzTimes May issue new Smithsonian anthology, and Lyn Horton on the great percussionist/educator/venue proprietor Warren Smith. A recent Afropop Worldwide show looks at the African roots of jazz. Willard Jenkins talks to Fab Five Freddy (!) about jazz and early hip-hop. An interview with the band Harriet Tubman, which recently released an album recorded back in 2000. Via Phil Freeman/ Burning Ambulance. Pianist George Colligan talks to pianist David Berkman. Stop the piano on piano violence. Saxophonist and performance artist Matana Roberts is finally releasing part of her epic work Coin Coin. Via Peter Margasak/ Chicago Reader. NPR Music recorded another part of Coin Coin last summer. You are hereby encouraged to share your stories about discovering John Coltrane, for a research project. Via Alex W. Rodriguez. Esperanza Spalding is getting to open for Prince again. (Joe Lovano is in the band.) A little profile of Thurston Briscoe, WBGO program director/vice president. , part two. (Hey, that's my photo.) RVAJazz is changing editors There are currently two songs on the Billboard country music chart which reference John Coltrane. has interviews and features with saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, bassist Matt Penman and electric bassist Jimmy Haslip. All About Jazz has a great Billy Bang memorial post. Destination: Out has a variety of features up, including a behind the scenes of JazzWax Ella in Japan. speaks with trombonist Chris Washburne, bassist Sean Smith and composer Maria Schneider.. The Jazz Session features a studio session with guitarist Julian Lage, plus a nice, long interview with Sonny Rollins (!). The Checkout
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