Around The Jazz Internet: Jan. 14, 2011 : A Blog Supreme News and notes from around the web, including Winter Jazzfest writeups, the state of jazz journalism, the Lennie Tristano legacy in 2011, jazz radio stats, Dave Liebman, Jaleel Shaw, new homes for old venues and the number $47.5 million.
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Around The Jazz Internet: Jan. 14, 2011

More recommended reading:

  • More Winter Jazzfest writeups: Ben Ratliff/The New York Times, Evan Haga/JazzTimes, Tad Hendrickson/Spinner, Gordon Marshall/AllAboutJazz, Jacob Teichrow/, Hank Shteamer/Time Out New York, Jim Macnie, Andrew Frisicano/Brooklyn Vegan, The Revivalist (their own showcase, other acts). I disagree with Alex Rodriguez's reading here, but I'll let Jon Wertheim speak. Finally, here's the Blog Supreme WJF recap, for reference.
  • The jazz journo insider Internet talk this week came out of a panel discussion (which I attended) billed as "The State of Jazz Journalism Now." Here's a recap from Geoffrey Himes, then Hank Shteamer smartly writes "I am not a jazz journalist," Howard Mandel smartly responds, and James Hale has more thoughts. There's action in the comment sections.
  • Nate Chinen on saxophonist Ted Brown, leading his first New York gig in nearly 35 years, and the lasting influence of Lennie Tristano, for The New York Times.
  • Ahmad Jamal's A Quiet Time (a nice album) topped jazz radio airplay in 2010, garnering 3,742 spins by reporting jazz stations. More interesting is the analysis in this JazzTimes piece.
  • A 2003 piece, still quite relevant, from Ron Wynn in JazzTimes called "Where's the Black Audience?"
  • Mark Stryker has a nice Dave Liebman profile for the Detroit Free Press.
  • Another nice Revivalist interview, this time with alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw.
  • L.A.'s The Jazz Bakery has found a new permanent home, via Chris Barton/L.A. Times.
  • Speaking of itinerant venues, the musician community around Chicago's shuttered Velvet Lounge are opening up a new space.
  • Sam Stephenson on Sonny Clark, for The Paris Review, via The New Yorker.
  • Arturo O'Farrill recently returned from Cuba. The New York news channel NY1 has a report and a bit of footage.
  • After a class action lawsuit, the Canadian branches of the big four record labels will pay $47.5 million Canadian to a group of songwriters led by the estate of Chet Baker.
  • Steve Provizer has put up some great big band clips from 1989, featuring Julius Hemphill playing "The Hard Blues." Here's the YouTube channel.
  • Mike West on the Billy Taylor memorial service for Washington City Paper. Why is it that jazz people only come together like this for deaths?
  • Stephen Colbert: "Up next is newcomer Esperanza Spalding, who I believe plays catcher for the Phillies." (By the way, she laughed when Matt Wilson informed her of this -- I was there.)
  • Destination: Out featured a John Betsch recording on Strata-East.
  • JazzWax has a variety of features up, including a nice feature on Orrin Keepnews (a WSJ piece too) and a bit with arranger Marty Sheller.
  • The Jazz Session speaks with Jason Stein and Jane Ira Bloom.
  • The Checkout featured NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman, Kurt Rosenwinkel's big band project and a Joe Lovano interview.

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