Some items worth your attention:
- The celebrated historian Eric Hobsbawm moonlighted as a jazz critic for many years. He wrote about it for the London Review of Books.
- Nextbop has issued an open call for submissions. See here for details.
- Hank Shteamer on Richard Davis: part 1, and two entire radio programs in part 2.
- That New York Times blog post about Hank Jones' final apartment has gathered quite a firestorm in the comment section, and that's all I have to say about that.
- Not every announcement of a new Mosaic Records box set makes my ear perk, but the announcement of private tapes from Sam Rivers' Studio Rivbea certainly does.
- Jon Garelick on Steve Lacy, and by extension on the Steve Lacy repertory band The Ideal Bread.
- This Jason Marsalis video rant faux-controversy will not die. Peter Hum pretty much sets it straight, hopefully for good.
- Japan's Swing Journal is ceasing publication, according to Howard Mandel. Man, if the Japanese mags can't survive ...
- The British do a thing called the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Sebastian Scotney reports.
- JazzWax this week interviews the great reedman Buddy Collette in five parts.
- The Jazz Session this week interviews Sam Newsome and Peter Erskine.
- The Checkout this week features Jenny Scheinman and Nick Vayenas, plus new Claudia Quintet music.
An additional mention of other items that did make the blog:
And a recap of other jazz bits at NPR Music: