Originally published on January 6, 2012 5:23 pm
Good to be back.
- Jack DeJohnette interview, with pianist George Colligan.
- Jim McNeely interview, with pianist Ethan Iverson.
- Jimmy Owens featured in the Wall Street Journal.
- Coleman Hawkins, 1936 (?), Switzerland. Yes, there's audio.
- Oscar Peterson interview, 1979, from JazzTimes archives. Also from JazzTimes: the consensus top 50 of 2011 and the individual critics' ballots.
- On jazz-trained/influenced indie rockers, by Nate Chinen, also in JazzTimes.
- New England Public Radio has a jazz blog now. It reminds me of this, the Jazz History Database (of Massachusetts).
- Flutist Nicole Mitchell has moved to California. An interesting Neil Tesser story on why an anchor of Chicago's jazz scene would decide to relocate.
- Marc Ribot writes in the New York musicians' union publication Allegro about Winter Jazzfest negotiations, and the future of freelance/jazz organizing.
- Grant funding will help create a theatrical production about San Diego jazz history.
- Nogales, Ariz., where Charles Mingus was born, is getting closer to erecting a monument to the bassist and composer.
- Jazz lessons for businesses.
- Anthony Braxton eyeglasses: This week in WTF.
- Destination: Out has posted more FMP goodies from Sam Rivers and Steve Lacy.
- JazzWax spoke with Sheila Jordan.
- The Jazz Session spoke with saxophonists Michael Pedicin and Pete Robbins.
- The Checkout spoke with Nicholas Payton and David Murray.
Elsewhere at NPR Music:
- Charlie Haden and Hank Jones made an album that's coming out next week. Hear it now, via the First Listen series.
- Pianist Harold O'Neal is interviewed on the Christmas All Things Considered.
- Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz this week features the Hot Club of Detroit.
- JazzSet this week features Mario Pavone and the Orange Double Trio.
- Toast of the Nation archives. Here's another reminder to check out Wynton Marsalis, Billy Childs, Julian Lage and more.
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