Some things we didn't mention this week:
—The Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards nominees were announced this week. Here's the full list. Here's Gary Giddins telling you why they're important even though they're arbitrary. For our part, we — speaking for the entire ABS team and NPR Music allies — are deeply honored that our colleagues appreciate the work we're doing enough to nominate us for Blog of the Year.
—Treme links: The Watching Treme blog, and also the Back Of Town group blog, are great aggregators/commenters. A handy guide to all the inside references in the first episode. David Simon on a typically profound tip about art mirroring life. Sebastian Scotney on the lack of the word "jazz" in talking about the show. And again, here's me and Josh Jackson talking about the first episode.
—A profile of Blue Note Chairman Emeritus Bruce Lundvall, who was behind the label's relaunch and its last 25 years.
—Depressing Music Industry Geekery: this chart, mapping how many CDs/downloads/streams someone would have to sell to make the U.S. minimum wage, got passed around Internet music circles this week. Also, this chart.
—Jason Parker on overthinking things.
—USA Today profiled Trombone Shorty, the New Orleans multi-instrumentalist with serious jazz chops.
—Tad Hendrickson talks to Nels Cline about his new album, Initiate, for Spinner.
—Peter Hum profiles, and interviews pianist Frank Kimbrough.
—Baritone saxophonist Claire Daly's practice space in the New York Times photo blog.
—Jackie Robinson and jazz, from Jazz24's Groove Notes.
—John Updike reads Frank O'Hara's poem "The Day Lady Died" (H/T Chris Albertson).
—JazzWax this week features an long interview with Nancy Wilson.
—The Jazz Session this week interviews Matt Lavelle and Stanton Moore.
—The Checkout this week features Tomasz Stanko, Mark O'Connor and Sam Yahel.
And some bits we did mention:
—The first time I have ever heard that liberals are the ones killing jazz
—Imagine all the people Herbie Hancock is working with
—Free downloads from Motema Music, and Rudresh Mahanthappa with Bunky Green
—The No Cover concert recordings of WNYC
—Roulette TV is good this season
—RIP Steve Reid, forward-thinking drummer.
Finally, more jazz at NPR Music:
—Regina Carter's Tiny Desk Concert was one of the best video shoots we've done this year.
—The Sam Yahel Trio played the Village Vanguard — a solid, smart set.
—Ashley Kahn on Pat Metheny's Orchestrion — plus, a guide to Metheny experiments of yore.
—Take Five: stride piano!
—Fresh Air reprises its 2008 interview with Catherine Russell.
—JazzSet this week features Paquito D'Rivera's Latin Side Of Jazz.
—Piano Jazz this week features Phil Woods with his rhythm section in 2003.
—Kevin Whitehead reviews Sam Newsome's solo soprano sax record Soliloquy.