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Pianist and singer Diana Krall received attention from the jazz press this week — and not for her music.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: Aug. 17, 2012

August 17, 2012 – Diana Krall's new album cover, more on the late Von Freeman and Coltrane on Coltrane action.

Von Freeman.

Read Von Freeman, Chicago Saxophone Godfather, Dies

August 13, 2012 – The tenor saxophonist was iconic in his hometown's jazz community and among aficionados worldwide.

Sam Sadigursky, photographed here at the 2010 Newport Jazz Festival, is scheduled to return this weekend with Darcy James Argue's Secret Society.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: Aug. 3, 2012

August 3, 2012 – Another round of Newport previews, drummer Michael Carvin and much ado about jazz standards.

Charles Mingus makes the photo lede of this column two out of the last three weeks.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: July 27, 2012

July 27, 2012 – A boogie-woogie pianist gets his due, Charlie Haden on his late drummer and Portland dispatches.

Last year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation put the Coltrane Home on a list of the 11 most endangered historic sites in the United States. Now, a group of fans and family has set out to restore it.

Read Making A Home For John Coltrane's Legacy

July 22, 2012 – Ravi Coltrane says his childhood home in Dix Hills represents the power of his father's creativity.

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Eddie Palmieri was named a 2013 NEA Jazz Master this week.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: July 20, 2012

July 20, 2012 – The NEA Jazz Masters are announced, a sideman in the spotlight and some pianists speak their minds.

Queen Esther stands in front of Billie Holiday's gravesite in New York City.

Watch Looking For Lady Day's Resting Place? Detour Ahead

July 17, 2012 – Billie Holiday is buried in New York, but not near fellow jazz stars Duke Ellington and Miles Davis.

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Charles Mingus, Paris 1964.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: July 14, 2012

July 14, 2012 – Mingus wrote, Miles talked, Sonny picked, Bean assessed, Trane spoke — and that's just the start.

Oliver Jones.

Read Back Home With Canada's Greatest Living Jazz Musician

July 12, 2012 – In his mid-40s, pianist Oliver Jones returned home to Montreal. Then he became a national treasure.

WBGO's Josh Jackson and freelance journalist Angelika Beener present at the JJA Jazz Awards, as captured by a smartphone.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012 – The JJA Jazz Awards, Ravi Coltrane, performers' rights and sad news from WGBH.

The reinstatement of the Best Latin Jazz Album Grammy award was celebrated by many in the jazz community recently.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: June 18, 2012

June 18, 2012 – The top 20 records of the last 20 years, more money from music and the Latin Jazz Grammy returns.

The New York City club Smalls has made its shows available via live webcast and records some of them for an in-house record label.

Read Six Creative Presenters Finding New Audiences For Jazz

June 9, 2012 – Three concert presenters and three record labels explain how they're trying to attract new fans.

A memorial outside Seattle's Cafe Racer on Thursday, a day after a deadly shooting inside. Just a few days later, musicians gathered outside the coffeehouse for an improvised memorial jam session.

Read 4 Days After Murders, Musical Mourners Improvise A Tribute

June 4, 2012 – The killings in Seattle left a weekly jam session with a different venue and a very different tone.

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Read Five DC Jazz Festival Artists Actually From The Washington Area

June 1, 2012 – Here are five great musicians who will keep the nation's capital swinging well after early June.

Is the Internet affecting the way we process live music? One writer thinks it's possible.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: June 1, 2012

June 1, 2012 – Jerry Gonzalez, the late Pete Cosey, anecdotes of a trad-jazz band and your brain on the Internet.

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Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Why We Fight About Pop Music

Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral <em>Become Ocean</em>.

Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean'

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral Become Ocean.

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

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