The best jazz web links: october 2008

Sun Ra in Chicago

David Brent Johnson focuses on the bandleader.
Sheila Jordan honored

The Kennedy Center event can be heard on NPR.
Chicago downsizes its jazz festival

Cutbacks also impact blues festival.
McCoy Tyner tops the charts again

The pianist continues his lock on first place.
10 Latin jazz perspectives on Horace Silver

Can you mix Silver and Salsa? You bet!
Couple sues Arturo Sandoval

Trumpeter accused over dog attack
Does the LA Times still care about jazz?

Less coverage . . but how low can it go?
Heated debate over jazz magazines

Bloggers exchange heated words on the jazz media.
An unusual Grammy plea

Check out The Jazz Soul Of Paris Hilton.
The Johnny Bothwell Story

JazzWax celebrates a forgotten altoist.
Critics debate Brad Mehldau's UK concert

Sometimes the real action happens after the gig.
Altoist wins Thelonious Monk competition

Jon Irabagon takes the coveted honor.
Milton Nascimento in concert

WBGO captures his birthday performance.
Boz Scaggs turns to jazz

Another pop rocker discovers standards.
Brubeck and Bach

Brubeck discusses his classical side.
Cecil Taylor at Grace Cathedral

The iconoclastic pianist puts on a show.
Merl Saunders dead at age 74

Keyboardist bridged worlds of rock and jazz.
Cabaret convention comes to JALC

Stephen Holden reports in The New York Times.
Talking with Keith Jarrett

The pianist discusses his standards trio.
Dr. John versus Professor Longhair

Who wins the seven round bout?
Is Jazz the new Muzak?

Don Heckman reports on a troubling trend.
Treasure trove of unreleased jazz tapes

Recordings capture 1970s era jazz.
Wynton Marsalis on The Colbert Report

The trumpeter even performs a duet with the host.
ASCAP Deems Taylor winners announced

Ceremony will take place on December 9.
McCoy Tyner still tops the charts

David Sanborn and Aaron Parks rank second and third on JazzWeek charts.
Talking with Branford Marsalis

The saxophonist discusses classical music, jazz and Brazilian composers.
Interview with Johnny Mandel

JazzWax talks with the composer / arranger.
Lee Konitz in Hartford

New NEA jazz master caught in Connecticut.
NEA Jazz Masters honored.

NY event honors elite group of jazz stars.
Talking with John Scofield

The guitarist engages in some frank banter.
Dave McKenna dead at age 78

McKenna was a master of traditional jazz piano.
The Baroness of jazz

NY Times looks at Pannonica de Koenigswarter
Historic jazz hotel falls on hard times

Ellington, Basie and others stayed at the Dunbar.
Jazz Map of New Orleans

Check out this guide to the jazz neighborhoods.
San Francisco's John Coltrane Church faces financial woes

Storefront church looking for benefactors.
4 Latin Jazz Singers Forging Their Own Identities

Chip Boaz highlights some promising vocalists.
Esperanza Spalding at Yoshi's

Forrest Bryant reports on the performance.
McCoy Tyner still tops the jazz charts

Roy Hargrove's Earfood remains in second place.
Neal Hefti dead at age 85

Hefti was best known for his TV and big band work.
Talking with Art D'Lugoff

The clubowner and promoter meets up with JazzWax.
Thelonious Monk as sideman

David Brent Johnson looks at Monk's work in a supporting role.
Roberta Gambarini in concert

Pamela Espeland reviews the singer's performance at the Dakota.
William Claxton dead at age 80

Claxton's photos helped define the jazz sensibility.
Sonny Rollins and Jim Hall on video

Footage captures jazz masters in performance.
SF Jazz Festival shifts gears

This is not your parents' jazz festival.
Danilo Perez in concert

The pianist performs at the Hartford Jazz Festival.
Reporter takes on 24 straight hours of New York jazz

Stephanie Simon covers round-the-clock jazz.
Looking back at the biggest selling solo jazz album

But not everyone loves The Köln Concert.
Talking with Christian McBride

The bassist discusses his work with Ray Hogan.
The contradictions of The Bad Plus

Is it profound post-modernism or pastiche?
Miguel Zenón on his "genius grant"

The altoist plans a jazz outreach program.
The life and death of Hilton Ruiz

Questions remain about the pianist's 2006 death.
Forest Whitaker to play Louis Armstrong

Whitaker will also direct Satchmo film.
The best Autumns in New York

JazzWax highlights memorable versions.
McCoy Tyner tops the charts

Roy Hargrove's CD is in second place.
Diana Krall in Kuala Lumpur

Critic notes empty seats and name-dropping.
Quincy Jones's controversial words

He criticizes JALC for not embracing hip hop.
Five Essential Trumpet Solos

Article highlights five historic performances.
The worst jazz combo ever?

YouTube video celebrates ineptness.
Legrand Jazz at 50

Blogger celebrates a neglected classic.
Bob James plans duet concert . . . with himself

One James will be real, the other on Disklavier.
Big Latin Jazz album collection put up for auction

Opening bid required on eBay is $110K.
Talking with Mose Allison

Pamela Espeland meets the pianist-singer.
The politics of Polish jazz

Polish jazz heritage is about much more than music.
Remembering Rahsaan Roland Kirk

JazzWax looks back at the man of many horns.
What happened to Chuck Mangione?

No CD in 5 years, but he still "feels so good."
Portland Jazz Festival will return

Alaska Airlines steps in as savior.
Who was Tony Jackson?

He never made a record, but the legend continues.

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