Around The Jazz Internet: Sept. 10, 2010 : A Blog Supreme News and notes from around the web, including Newk at 80, surviving the jazz business, Vijay Iyer makes a beat, Twitter makes for a band, Kit Downes on the Mercury Prize, a cornetist touring by bike and the reference guide to grunting pianists.
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Around The Jazz Internet: Sept. 10, 2010

Some links we haven't mentioned yet:

  • Sonny Rollins turned 80. Marc Myers drove around Harlem with him, while Larry Blumenfeld did an interview.
  • Label man, promoter, artist manager and guitarist Greg Pasenko, late of the short-lived Chicago venue Club Blujazz, has a new blog dedicated to the business end of things. It's called The Jazz Artist's Survival Guide.
  • Speaking of that, Dave Holland responds to an NPR blog (this post in particular) about the nature of the DIY music business.
  • Don't remember when I first came across it, but the folks at the blog Something Else! listen to an awful lot of jazz.
  • Vijay Iyer makes a great mix with lots of unreleased music (psst: all the Search and Restore podcasts), and the Wall Street Journal does one of the better pieces I've read on him. Plus, he also made this track for Das Racist.
  • Twitter births a jazz band. (!)
  • Kit Downes, the pianist whose trio's recording was nominated for The Mercury Prize, has some interesting reflections on the whole affair.
  • Speaking of British jazz, the Neil Cowley trio plays on WNYC's New Sounds.
  • Taylor Ho Bynum's bicycle tour has begun.
  • The Brilliant Corners reference guide to grunting pianists.
  • The Latin Jazz Corner speaks with Danilo Pérez and Hilario Durán.
  • Destination: Out is putting on a concert series in real life! Also, they preview William Parker's new Curtis Mayfield double-disc.
  • JazzWax talks to Mose Allison, Jerry Lee Lewis and gives us a few other cool features.
  • The Jazz Session speaks with Theo Bleckmann and Steve Cardenas.
  • The Checkout this week has Hermeto Pascoal, Butch Morris and a studio session with Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band.

A few links we have mentioned:

Links to other NPR Music jazz stuff: