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Around The Jazz Internet: Jan. 28, 2011

More links and such:

  • Some previously unmentioned blogosphere destinations to bring to your attention. has lots of interviews with artists and other multimedia features. The Library of Congress staffer/radio host/journalist Larry Appelbaum is putting up some of his old features and new videos at his new blog, . And the Ars Nova Workshop, which presents more experimental jazz in Philadelphia, is keeping a blog with interviews of artists they're presenting (plus, musicians pick their own best of 2010).
  • The Newport Jazz Festival is now being run by a nonprofit consortium. Here's the press release, and the AP story.
  • A nice long feature about clarinetist Anat Cohen and Israeli jazz musicians in New York doesn't really seem like new news. (If I can cover it, anyway.) But this is written by Ben Waltzer, who is 1) a great working pianist 2) a guy who used to write nice stories on jazz for the New York Times. So it's done with care. Also, read his piece about trumpeter John McNeil.
  • Jason Moran picks five jazz albums for bachelors. (They're all living musicians, so you can go on dates to see them, right?)
  • Never posted this JazzTimes column by Vijay Iyer about the untapped potential of the jazz community today, but it's worth a second look even if you've already seen it.
  • James Fallows of The Atlantic is all over the implications of the jazz-at-the-White-House story of last week. Parts one, two, three.
  • Randy Sandke, the trumpeter and jazz historian, responds in full to Howard Mandel's negative assessment (see: here) of his book about jazz and race.
  • Chicago Sessions is an independent record label based in, well, Chicago which aims to document that city's jazz scene; it's already produced 14 albums since late 2008. Now, the label is showcasing its artists live this weekend. Howard Reich and Neil Tesser are both on it.
  • A New York Times obituary of discographer Brian Rust. If you've ever done serious jazz research, this guy probably allowed you to do so.
  • More Gray Lady: Ben Ratliff on the meeting of Chick Corea and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. And Nate Chinen got the "Playlist" column last week.
  • Martin Johnson on bassist Chris Lightcap for the Wall Street Journal. Mostly known as a sideman, Lightcap's latest record made my and a number of critics' top tens of 2010.
  • All of drummer .
  • The Jazz Loft Project's Sam Stephenson on Sonny Clark for the Paris Review, part two. Part one is here.
  • LIFE magazine multiple-exposure photos of Gene Krupa playing drums in 1941. Dope.
  • The history of 52nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan, aka "Swing Street." ViaGothamist.
  • Keith Spera of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports on the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, which won a Grammy in 2010 but isn't well-known at home. (Not to be confused with the .) By the way, follow Spera's bylines for lots of New Orleans music reporting.
  • The Revivalist interviews Roy Ayers, who surely casts a wide shadow on that site's aesthetic.
  • Peter Hum explains "the loudness wars" and what it has to do with jazz.
  • A little nugget about Brad Mehldau's time in Los Angeles.
  • A profile of the woman who has reshaped Detroit's annual jazz festival in recent years, for the much better. Via Mark Stryker/Detroit Free Press.
  • This (bittersweet) L.A. Times article is called "Ryu Bok-sung is the king of jazz in South Korea," which was enough reason to click for me.
  • This week in Esperanza Spalding: USA Today(includes video) and David Letterman (for the second time).
  • The JALC Orchestra and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra got to go to Cuba and hang out with Chucho Valdes. So did the Texas Christian University jazz band. Via Paul Cortese/JazzTimes.
  • An appreciation for a late Kansas City trumpeter who mentored a lot of young musicians — and was the city's biggest football fan. Via Robert Trussell/Kansas City Star.
  • Uniqlo (Japan) T-shirts + Blue Note Records = WIN.
  • featured a recording with guitar hero Sonny Sharrock (Steve Marcyus, Miroslav Vitous, Daniel Humair).
  • has a variety of features up.
  • speaks with Dave Binney and Robert Hurst.
  • The Checkout features interviews with Charles Lloyd and Jason Marsalis, and a studio session with Mike Moreno's band.
  • Elsewhere at NPR Music:

  • NPR Music and WBGO are recording and broadcasting the Aaron Goldberg Trio with Mark Turner next week at the Village Vanguard. Do tune in?
  • Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz this week airs a set with Jonathan Batiste, with guest host Jon Weber.
  • JazzSet this week airs a Brubeck Brothers set from the Detroit Jazz Festival.
  • On Saturday, Weekend Edition will air an interview with Joe Lovano about Bird Songs.
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