Around The Jazz Internet: July 1, 2011 : A Blog Supreme News and notes from around the web, including poll winners, Canada's jazz festivals, the Undead Jazzfest, Grammy protests, Harold Battiste, Ratzo Harris, Hendricks and Ross, trad jazz in New York, Melvin Gibbs, Andrew Hill and vigilante jazz justice.
Around The Jazz Internet: July 1, 2011
The Down Beat critics poll winners are out. It's jazz festival season in Canada. The Montreal Gazette publishes music stories in English. has been working around the clock recently. jazzblog.ca James Hale lives in Ottawa too. is in Montreal. Matt Fleeger of KMHD, the jazz station of Oregon Public Broadcasting, is Nextbop in Vancouver for that city's festival this week. Also, Edmonton, Toronto newspapers. . The Globe and Mail Undead Jazzfest recaps: Nate Chinen, Ben Ratliff, Aidan Levy, About.com jazz, etc. Let me Google that for you. The protest of the Grammy Awards and the Recording Academy's decision to eliminate 31 award categories, including two jazz categories, continues. This week, Bobby Sanabria announced a boycott of CBS, the television broadcaster of the ceremony. Activists have started the Grammy Watch blog for more information. David Kunian on Harold Battiste and AFO Records, the New Orleans black-owned record label collective founded in 1961. Bassist Ratzo Harris is interviewed. He's been writing a weekly column about jazz for NewMusicBox, in case you've missed it. Hendricks and Ross reunited again. David Hajdu was there. A night with young trad and pre-war swing jazz musicians in New York. "Who Shot Miles?" and other memories of the Blue Coronet jazz club in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Ronan Guilfoyle on American jazz journalists and European blind spots. New Heavy Metal Be-Bop interview: Melvin Gibbs. The Jazz Video Guy on "The Best Jazz Show Ever Broadcast on TV." There's a Bay Area benefit concert planned for saxophonist Dayna Stephens, who is struggling with rare life-threatening kidney disease. Alternate Takes has more info. Something Else! interviews Delfeayo Marsalis. Andrew Hill would have turned 80 this week. Five musicians pick favorites. An old JazzTimes profile (David Adler). An old Down Beat story (Ted Panken). Clifford Brown, remembered in his hometown. Branford Marsalis on the late Clarence Clemons. You can now go to the Havana International Jazz Festival with JazzTimes. Some vigilante justice in support of the man sued for his 8-bit Kind of Blue remake. features guitarist/composer Chris Taylor, vocalist Gretchen Parlato and the band Gutbucket. All About Jazz features a guest post from saxophonist/composer Jason Robinson about pianist/composer Anthony Davis. Destination: Out interviews guitarist Nadav Remez and the duo of Hilario Duran and Jane Bunnett. The Jazz Session this week features interviews with Mark Turner and Gerald Clayton. The Checkout
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