Around The Jazz Internet: Oct. 14, 2011
- Sonny Rollins talks with Tavis Smiley. A little late, but I don't think we ever posted this.
- Interview with Jack DeJohnette in PopMatters. He's up to some things still.
- Jimmy Amadie is profiled in a Philadelphia-area newspaper. Who? Only a pianist who hasn't performed in public since 1967. (He has a new album, too; I've heard it, it's nice.)
- Wynton Marsalis is 50. The New York Times has a review of his 50th birthday concerts.
- A letter from Sonny Rollins to Coleman Hawkins. Speaking of artifacts, since it was making Facebook rounds this week, Thelonious Monk's advice to sidemen.
- Peter Hum has been filing some nice interviews lately, including Jerry Granelli and Theo Bleckmann + Ben Monder.
- The Independent Ear has been collecting more musicians' responses to this: "When you read music journalism and criticism what qualities are you looking for in the writer and the writing?"
- RIP Butch Ballard, drummer.
- RIP Bess Bonnier, pianist.
- Last week, James Brown's most famous sidement — Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis and Maceo Parker — reunited on stage. A (now-belated) preview, in the Times.
- The Keystone Korner, late San Francisco jazz club, is the subject of a new book. Down the coast in Los Angeles, the L.A. Times speaks with Catalina Popescu, who runs Catalina Bar & Grill.
- Short interview with David Borgo, saxophonist and ethnomusicologist who studies the social aspect of improvisation, on voiceofsandiego.org.
- More on the technology which "recreated" an Oscar Peterson performance, in Canada's National Post.
- Ted Panken's archives this week: a Lee Konitz profiles, a Billy Higgins retrospective, and interviews with Fred Hopkins, Lester Bowie and Famadou Don Moye.
- Destination: Out has posted some 1975 Anthony Braxton goods.
- JazzWax interviewed organist Rhoda Scott and saxophonist Sol Schlinger this week.
- Jason Crane of The Jazz Session has posted interviews with keyboardist Larry Goldings, and turns the tables on himself when vocalist Andrea Wolper interviews him.
- The Checkout got guitarist Matthew Stevens to play with his band, and spoke with David Murray about his newest.
Elsewhere at NPR Music: