Around The Jazz Internet: Jan. 21, 2011 : A Blog Supreme News and notes from around the web, including Charles Lloyd, New Orleans' "jazz" festival, Sonny Rollins on film music, the Jared Loughner jazz connection, jazz in Harlem, the JEN conference, Rez Abbasi, Ted Brown and "Such Sweet Thunder" revisited.
NPR logo Around The Jazz Internet: Jan. 21, 2011

Around The Jazz Internet: Jan. 21, 2011

More recommended reading:

  • Our friends at WNYC's program Soundcheck hosted Charles Lloyd for an interview and duo session with Jason Moran this week. Also, the saxophonist/electronic musician Matt Bauder brought a jazz group into the studio too.
  • The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival schedule was released this year, and there's less jazz/heritage music atop the bill than ever. (Jazz and Louisiana-area music still comprises the lion's share of the lineup, though.) The blogosphere is annoyed: Peter Hum, Doug Ramsey.
  • Peter also has a nice story about a band called The Story. (Oddly enough, this group came together about three blocks from where I lived in 2005.)
  • Sonny Rollins picks some favorite film music with New York magazine's Eric Benson.
  • Numerous folks have noticed that Jared Loughner, the accused shooter in the Tucson, Ariz. shootings, was a committed jazz saxophone student in high school. The New York Times profile has more details, as does this local TV report.
  • Here's a fuller and more sympathetic portrait of Keith Jarrett's Carnegie Hall show, couched in a meditation about technological addiction, in Fast Company. Yes, that's correct.
  • A late pass for this news item from last week: Harlem is getting a jazz festival.
  • Robert Wyatt picks 10 favorite jazz and classical works for Dusted magazine. (Disclosure: The editor of Dusted sits next to me at work.)
  • Will Layman interviews the guitarist Rez Abbasi for PopMatters.
  • Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, a newly-anointed NEA Jazz Master, is touring 36 cities with a theatrical production based on the Ellington/Strayhorn meets Shakespeare suite "Such Sweet Thunder." There's an album too.
  • The bassist Ratzo Harris went to the Jazz Education Network conference in New Orleans, and wrote about it for NewMusicBox.
  • Last week, there was some buzz around the saxophonist Ted Brown's first gig in New York in decades, and the legacy of his mentor Lennie Tristano. Brown played a restaurant gig the next day (Lee Konitz showed up to watch), and there's lots of video, via Jazz Lives.
  • The Billy Taylor Memorial Service was captured in full on video, via the Jazz Video Guy.
  • If you're not checking out Ricky Riccardi's Louis Armstrong blog, you're missing out.
  • The Revivalist talks to Fred Ho about what makes jazz revolutionary.
  • More news on what is springing up in place of the Velvet Lounge in Chicago, this time from Neil Tesser.
  • Miles Davis meets Kenny G. LOLz.
  • Destination: Out featured a Horace Tapscott track.
  • JazzWax has a variety of features up, including Bing Crosby on bebop and a Gary Burton puzzler.
  • The Jazz Session speaks with Lynne Arriale and Gerald Cleaver.
  • The Checkout featured NEA Jazz Master Hubert Laws, a highlight from the Village Vanguard, an in-studio performance with Ben Wendel and hangs out in the boxing ring with up-and-coming saxophonist Noah Preminger.

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