Matthew Shipp interview in the Hartford Courant. The pianist, "who's been called a loose cannon," has a new trio album out which is worth your while.
The Lenox Lounge, an iconic club in Harlem, is in trouble. The Daily News reports.
Also in trouble: the Chicago Jazz Ensemble and the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College, due to budgetary manuevers. The ensemble is a prominent jazz institution in the city, and the Center houses several important jazz research archives.
The Kennedy Center announced its 2012-2013 jazz season this week, the first under curatorial advisor Jason Moran. So was I right about this guy? Judge for yourself. (I know where I will be on election night.)
Marianne Solivan, a vocalist, appeared on WNYC's Soundcheck to perform from her new album Prisoner of Love.
Adrian Ellis on supply and demand in the arts. Inside baseball, but it is curious to read how the former Jazz at Lincoln Center head thinks about it.
One of the worst things about this whole BAM vs. jazz nomenclature discussion is that lay observers can easily misread the situation, even just slightly, to deleterious effect. (See Orrin Evans' comment.)