Around The Jazz Internet: Jan. 20, 2012 : A Blog Supreme On the trumpeter Tom Harrell, plus Jazz Heaven and Are You Listening? (the websites).
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Around The Jazz Internet: Jan. 20, 2012

Tom Harrell, backstage at the Village Vanguard. John Rogers for NPR/ hide caption

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  • Are You Listening? is the new video-based "conversation" initiative from SFJAZZ.
  • Tom Harrell is profiled in this Salon piece, which appears to be an association with a PBS program called Sound Tracks. The real draw is that it has three song-length videos from a recent performance at the Village Vanguard with what he's calling his Chamber Ensemble.
  • On music stands in jazz concert settings, after a public Twitter conversation this week. The author here is a former NPR intern (and percussionist).
  • Jazz Heaven is a new video instructional site, with clips from Eric Harland, Jerry Bergonzi, Lee Konitz, Jean-Michel Pilc, Ari Hoenig, Ralph Peterson, etc. According to George Colligan, it's being run by the drummer Falk Willis. If nothing else, the outtakes are amazing.
  • St. Louis Jazz Notes is still the definitive dude who compiles year-end lists from the Jazz Internet — including plenty of folks who didn't vote in the critics polls.
  • Junior Mance short profile in JazzTimes. He still plays once a week in New York, you know.
  • On the restaurant jazz gig, by the guitarist Paul Brady. Not new, but a valuable perspective from someone who actually plays them to put together a living.
  • Bill Laswell interview from Hank Shteamer.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., 1964, Berlin Jazz Festival. Worth re-posting.
  • Bobby Hutcherson Day? Not a bad idea. For a longer profile, check out the San Francisco Chronicle's story.
  • JazzWax spoke with pianist Geri Allen.
  • The Jazz Session spoke with drummer Barry Altschul and pianist Armen Donelian.
  • The Checkout spoke with featured performers E.J. Strickland and the members of the Olatuja Project, plus Kenny Barron.

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