The best jazz web links: september 2008

Howard Mandel visits Berklee

Jazz critic meets jazz students . . .
The baroness took polaroids

Nica's photos of jazz musicians are published.
A half million dollars worth of Satchmo memorabilia

Jack Bradley is the king of Louis Armstrong collectors.
Paul Newman and Louis Armstrong in Paris Blues (1961)

The late actor and jazz legend collaborate on film.
Bobby Hutcherson receives lifetime achievement award

Vibraphonist honored in Sedona.
Posthumous release features Esbjörn Svensson's final studio recording

Steve Greenlee looks at Leucocyte.
Louis Armstrong: The Ambassador of Jazz

Voice of America broadcast focuses on the trumpeter's jazz diplomacy.
Al Young's "Desert Island Jazz"

The esteemed writer shares his picks with KCSM's Alisa Clancy.
Is Kind of Blue over-hyped?

JazzWax takes a controversial stance on the most famous jazz album of them all.
It's not the notes, it's the rests

Monk Rowe suggests that the hardest thing for jazz students to learn is when not to play.
Who should get jazz awards?

Darcy James Argue looks at "Genius Grants" and other assorted honors.
The Clifford Brown Symposium

The University of the Arts plans a three-day event devoted to the trumpeter.
McDonald's ad makes fun of jazz

Burger chain promises jazz-free environment.
Stanley Jordan embraces musical healing

The guitarist is profiled in USA Today.
Miguel Zenón wins "genius grant"

The altoist is a 2008 McArthur Fellow.
The Bunny Berigan web site

Swing Era trumpeter has his home on the web.
Jamie Cullum shines at Monterey

British vocalist delights crown at the 51st Monterey Jazz Festival.
Re-evaluating Oscar Peterson

JazzWax looks back at the pianist's trio sides for the Clef label.
Keith Jarrett in Philadelphia

David Adler reports on the Standards Trio.
Phil Woods to receive honor

Altoist named as recipient of Governor's Award.
Django on video

1945 film clip captures the guitarist in action.
Wayman Tisdale shares video with his fans

The bassist sends an upbeat message to well-wishers.
Richard Sudhalter remembered

Rifftides publishes a tribute to the jazz historian.
Earl Palmer dead at age 83

Drummer recorded with jazz, pop and rock greats.
Was Russ Garcia denied Oscar because of a mix-up in names?

JazzWax exposes a mess at the Academy.
Maria Schneider discusses her latest Monterey commission

Pamela Espeland talks to the composer.
Five key Latin jazz guitarists

Chip Boaz identifies guitar contributors.
Preserving Cab Calloway's home

Hi-De-Ho man's daughter faces obstacles.
The best jazz venues in Europe

A journalist offers his five favorites.
Interview with Russell Garcia

JazzWax talks with the arranger / composer.
The best working bands in jazz

Hot House blog picks it favorites.
Reflecting on the Latin Grammy nominees

Chip Boaz critiques the awards.
Awesome tapes from Africa

Check out hard-to-find music not available at the mall.
In conversation with Bill Frisell

The guitarist talks with The Morning Call
Roy Hargrove in performance

Bebopified reports on the trumpeter.
Musician offers 'huge reward' for sax

Horn was last seen at 50th Street and 7th.
Jazz is not America's classical music?

Scholar says it is European Dada music!
Recreating Coltrane & Hartman

Elling & Watts channel a jazz classic.
California honors two jazz artists

Dave Brubeck and Quincy Jones will enter the California Hall of Fame.
Talking to Dave Holland

The bassist stretches out in conversation with The Boston Globe.
Los Angeles honors Charles Mingus

The Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center will offer space for cultural activities in Watts.
Hancock and all-star band on video

Brecker, Scofield, Holland, DeJohnette and Alias also on board for "Norwegian Wood."
Jazz landmark damaged by Gustav

Louis Armstrong once worked for the family that owned this Rampart Street building.
New tone at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Executive Director, Adrian Ellis, has ambitious goals and new priorities for JALC.
U.S. Postal Service issues Latin Jazz Stamp

Release coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month.
The music of Gianluigi Trovesi

Jazz Profiles pays tribute to the clarinetist.
Portland Jazz Festival calls it quits

2008 event had focused on avant garde jazz.
Interview with Benny Golson

JazzWax talks to the celebrated saxophonist.
The ultimate jazz remix

This is not your typical jazz video.
Interview with John Scofield

The guitarist talks to The Australian.
Musical preferences tied to personality

Study shows jazz fans are innovative & confident.
Remembering Oliver Nelson

Jazz Profiles features the saxophonist / composer.
Montreux festival co-founder dies

Pianist Geo Voumard was 87 years old.
Celebrating the music of Henry Mancini

JazzWax looks back at the jazzy film composer.
Lovano, Frisell & Motian

NPR site has download of Wednesday night's gig.
Charlie Haden's country project

Video looks at the forthcoming CD.
More on hip-hop and jazz

Survival of the Cool weighs in on the debate.
Celebrating Houston's jazz heritage

Chris Gray looks at six key figures.
Six rare guest appearances

JazzWax highlights some memorable studio visits.
Harry 'the Hipster' Gibson on video

Film captures the Hipster at his finest.
Ornette in Chicago

The Sun-Times reports on the altoist.
A tale of two bass cities

Writer looks at bassists from Detroit and Philly.
Cutting contests take place on line

Truth in Music web site has interesting plans.
Jazz at Tanglewood

Jason Crane reports on the 2008 festival.

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