Around The Jazz Internet: Sept. 3, 2011 : A Blog Supreme News and notes from around the web, including Labor Day festivals, artist's choices, a David S. Ware documentary, Charlie Haden, the new Roots bassist, Teddy Wilson and debating the ways in which jazz may or may not "suck."
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Around The Jazz Internet: Sept. 3, 2011

More things to look at on the Internet.

  • You may have noticed people are talking about "Kurt Rosenwinkel vs. jazz that sucks".
  • Chicago and Detroit Jazz Festivals happen this weekend — two free fests with consistently great lineups. If you're in Chicago, check out some of the after-fest sets too, and taste how deep the well runs there. If you're wondering about Detroit, our partners at WBGO are producing a special broadcast from the Motor City Monday at noon. Visit for more info.
  • JazzTimes published a lot of "Artist's Choice" features online this week. See Nels Cline on Jim Hall, John Clayton on Ray Brown, Nasheet Waits on Billy Higgins, Gretchen Parlato on Herbie Hancock, Kenny Werner on Keith Jarrett and more.
  • A short David S. Ware documentary is out (on the David Lynch Foundation website). Short interview here. A Peter Brotzmann documentary is coming out too.
  • Nicholas Payton on the "death of jazz," part one and two.
  • A quick chat with Charlie Haden about his influences.
  • The NEA follows up on the JAI study with some more data crunching. (Those acronyms are referring to jazz audience studies, if you're confused.) Speaking of the 18-24 demographic, jazz and Washington, D.C. institutions, the Smithsonian hosted a forum about jazz for all its interns. Results here.
  • Mark Kelley is the new bassist in The Roots. You may have seen the Houston native playing in various jazz and jazz-influenced bands over the years.
  • Was Teddy Wilson the Jamey Aebersold of his day? Via Jazz Lives.
  • Teaching ESL via "jazz chants."
  • Ted Panken's archives this week: Branford Marsalis, blindfolded.
  • All About Jazz recently posted interviews and features with David Sanchez and Jimmy Scott.
  • Destination: Out reruns a Wolfgang Dauner post.
  • JazzWax has a variety of features up, including a talk with saxophonist Ronnie Cuber.
  • The Jazz Session interviews trumpeter Ben Syversen and guitarist Gilad Hekselman.
  • The Checkout this week features an in-studio performance with the Pilc/Moutin/Hoenig trio, and an interview with Ron Carter.

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