Around The Jazz Internet: Oct. 14, 2011 : A Blog Supreme News and notes from around the web, including a Jack DeJohnette interview, Wynton at 50, a 40-year-hiatus comes to an end, Theo Bleckmann + Ben Monder, vibraphone, the Keystone Korner, and recreating Oscar Peterson.
Around The Jazz Internet: Oct. 14, 2011
Sonny Rollins talks with Tavis Smiley. A little late, but I don't think we ever posted this. Interview with Jack DeJohnette in PopMatters. He's up to some things still. Jimmy Amadie is profiled in a Philadelphia-area newspaper. Who? Only a pianist who hasn't performed in public since 1967. (He has a new album, too; I've heard it, it's nice.) Wynton Marsalis is 50. The New York Times has a review of his 50th birthday concerts. A letter from Sonny Rollins to Coleman Hawkins. Speaking of artifacts, since it was making Facebook rounds this week, Thelonious Monk's advice to sidemen. Peter Hum has been filing some nice interviews lately, including Jerry Granelli and Theo Bleckmann + Ben Monder. has been collecting more musicians' responses to this: "When you read music journalism and criticism what qualities are you looking for in the writer and the writing?" The Independent Ear RIP Butch Ballard, drummer. RIP Bess Bonnier, pianist. Last week, James Brown's most famous sidement — Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis and Maceo Parker — reunited on stage. A (now-belated) preview, in the Times. The Keystone Korner, late San Francisco jazz club, is the subject of a new book. Down the coast in Los Angeles, the , who runs Catalina Bar & Grill. L.A. Times speaks with Catalina Popescu Short interview with David Borgo, saxophonist and ethnomusicologist who studies the social aspect of improvisation, on voiceofsandiego.org. More on the technology which "recreated" an Oscar Peterson performance, in Canada's National Post. Ted Panken's archives this week: a Lee Konitz profiles, a Billy Higgins retrospective, and interviews with Fred Hopkins, Lester Bowie and Famadou Don Moye. has posted some 1975 Anthony Braxton goods. Destination: Out interviewed organist Rhoda Scott and saxophonist Sol Schlinger this week. JazzWax Jason Crane of has posted interviews with keyboardist Larry Goldings, and turns the tables on himself when vocalist Andrea Wolper interviews him. The Jazz Session got guitarist Matthew Stevens to play with his band, and spoke with David Murray about his newest. The Checkout
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