Around The Jazz Internet: Aug. 5, 2011 : A Blog Supreme News and notes from around the web, including Grammy litigation, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Philadelphia elders, E.J. Strickland, Israeli saxophonists, Delmark Records, Bix Beiderbecke, a jazz video game, a stolen trumpet recovered, and YouTube Free Jazz.
Around The Jazz Internet: Aug. 5, 2011
npr.org/newportjazz. Latin musicians have sued the Grammy Awards, as they previously threatened, after many Latin music award categories (including Latin jazz album) were removed this year. Via the New York Times. The Philadelphia jazz elders have a hang. George Colligan interviews Rudresh Mahanthappa. Alternate Takes on drummer-composer E.J. Strickland. His twin brother Marcus Strickland, saxophonist, was featured a few months ago. A Berkeley, Calif. jazz club opened in one man's garage. Musicians and neighbors seemed to love it. Police have now shut it down. Why so many saxophonists from Israel these days? Haaretz attempts to answer. Inside Delmark Records, the great Chicago company. The room where Bix Beiderbecke died is in Queens, N.Y. "The Video Game That Got Jazz so, so Right." From the gaming blog Kotaku. "Is poverty good for jazz?" Howard Mandel. If you're going to get an artist to do your jazz festival's poster art, you might as well get a jazz drummer. Portland trumpeter Thara Memory — Esperanza Spalding's teacher, among other distinctions — has recovered his stolen custom left-handed Monette trumpet. YouTube Free Jazz. (Or, what you get when you search YouTube for "free jazz.") features vocalists Roseanna Vitro and Quentin Moore. All About Jazz reruns a Larry Young feature. Destination: Out , which turned four this week, looks back at Bix Beiderbecke, among other features. JazzWax interviews the duo of Kyoko Kitamura (voice) and Jen Baker (trombone), and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock. The Jazz Session this week features a studio session with Davell Crawford, plus interviews with bassists Ben Williams and Robert Hurst. The Checkout
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