Around The Jazz Internet: Feb. 25, 2011 : A Blog Supreme News and notes from around the web, including the Jazzcast, Brad Mehldau's playlist, Chico Hamilton on film, Tessa Souter, the homeless jazz singer, Buster Cooper, Todd Barkan, a big donation in Colorado and Nicholas Payton's Twitter hilarity.
Around The Jazz Internet: Feb. 25, 2011
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handed off the reins to jazz critics Ben Ratliff and Nate Chinen this week for half the show. This is going to be a regular thing, we're told. The New York Times' Popcast This is some of what Brad Mehldau is listening to. Via Nate Chinen/ The New York Times. The legendary drummer Chico Hamilton talks to The Wall Street Journal about the 1957 film Sweet Smell Of Success, newly reissued on DVD. Why? His band was in it. Haven't linked to the February edition of yet. Should get on that. Point of Departure Jazz24 wrapped up The Jazz 100 with some final thoughts at its blog. Here's part 5; parts 1-4 are linked at the bottom. The singer Tessa Souter is pretty much the definition of a late bloomer, as jazz goes. Martin Johnson reports for The Wall Street Journal. The story of the homeless jazz singer, Ron Cooper. Via Howard Reich/ Chicago Tribune. At age 80, Buster Cooper, a Duke Ellington trombonist in the '60s, is still playing in St. Petersburg, Fla. A short report from Josh Gauntt of Bay News 9. Peter Hum weighs in on the Randy Sandke jazz and race book flap, at jazzblog.ca. An short interview with the longtime jazz radio host Bob Parlocha, who for years has run a syndicated overnight broadcast. By Sam Whiting/ San Francisco Chronicle. A monologue from Todd Barkan, longtime jazz club owner/record producer/current booker for Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center. This happened before his massive car accident; get well soon! . Nextbop interviews Marcus Miller Nate Chinen on jazz clubs, in general, for JazzTimes. ABC News did a short piece on Esperanza Spalding last week which put together some pretty cool footage. Vijay Iyer explains "jazz famous" in an interview, which either ruins or makes a Jazz Internet inside joke 10 times better. Via David Dacks/exclaim.ca. The University of Colorado recently received 1,400 reel-to-reel tapes of live jazz broadcasts "featuring virtually every musician of major importance during the Big Band Era." A report from Jack Maher and 9News.com. Apparently, the 1975 Super Bowl halftime show was, no joke, a tribute to the then-recently deceased Duke Ellington. Via Blog-O-Jazz. Marian McPartland remembers Dr. Billy Taylor — one NPR jazz hero on another — for JazzTimes. RIP pianist Bill Triglia. Who? One of the elders for sure. Via Jay Levin/ The Hackensack Record. Nicholas Payton ( @paynic) on Twitter is the best new thing, period. (For those not easily offended.) featured Miles Davis at his 1975 electric free-funkiest. Destination: Out has been interviewing Arturo O'Farrill. The Latin Jazz Corner has a variety of features up, including a Sammy Nestico interview. JazzWax speaks with saxophonists Ralph Bowen and Grant Stewart, and celebrates its 4th anniversary. The Jazz Session features part two of two from the ridiculous Houstonians in NYC concert curated by Jason Moran. The Checkout
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