The best jazz web links: march 2008

Changes coming at IAJE

The organization is retrenching and looking for a new leader.
Remembering Emily Remler

A look back at the talented guitarist who died in 1990 at age 32.
Ornette Coleman at Town Hall

A report from blogger Hank Shteamer.
Benny Goodman on the radio

Download radio broadcasts by the King of Swing.
Sonny Rollins on stage

Marc Myers reports on the live interview with Gary Giddins at CUNY.
Freddie Hubbard at 70

David Rubien reports on the triumphs and travails of the celebrated trumpeter.
How to track jazz CD sales?

You won't get much help from Billboard.
Egberto Gismonti plays "Frevo"

Another stellar jazz performance from YouTube.
A Seattle jazz institution calls it quits

Bud's Jazz Records is closing its doors.
Sam Rivers keeps writing and playing

At 84, the jazz icon is still an over-achiever.
History of Jazz in Cleveland in 118 parts

You better start here with part one.
Essential Cachao recordings

Selected by The Latin Jazz Corner.
Marc Myers interviews Ron Carter

Another in-depth interview from JazzWax.
Woody Shaw and Freddie Hubbard

A great trumpet encounter from YouTube.
Recreating Eric Dolphy's Out to Lunch

A review from Howard Mandel's blog Jazz Beyond Jazz.
Monk Institute announces competition

Sax finals to take place in Hollywood on October 26.
Joshua Redman at the Village Vanguard

The saxophonist's trio is reviewed by Nate Chinen in The New York Times.
Latin music pioneer Cachao dead at 89

The Cuban bassist helped create the mambo in the late 1930s.
Music technology is getting scary

In the old days you fixed it in the mix; now you can fix it inside the chord.
Uri Caine in Northern California

Astute critic Joshua Kosman discusses Caine's jazz reconfigurations of Mahler.
A tribute to Marian McPartland

Nat Hentoff celebrates the pianist on her 90th birthday
Bobby Sanabria on the pioneers of Latin jazz

Another stellar interview from Marc Myers' JazzWax.
The Modern Jazz Quartet play "Django"

Another great performance from YouTube.
Talking to vocalist Mary Stallings

She felt destined to sing jazz.
How the Irish invented jazz

How did I get so green and blue?
Quincy Jones's memorable moments

Looking back in honor of Quincy's 75th birthday.
China cracks down on . . . Harry Connick?

The crooner is forced to change his program in Shanghai after the government intervenes.
Talking with Kevin Mahogany

The singer is featured in an interview on the web-blog Bebopified.
Was last week's Java Jazz Festival in Indonesia the largest jazz event of 2008?

More than one thousand performers descend upon Jakarta, where twenty stages feature jazz.
A member of the jazz community deals with the financial impact of health issues

Help out Jazz musician, writer and broadcaster Bill Kirchner.
Remembering KJAZ

Looking back at a great radio station . . . Added bonus: a perfect "dinner jazz" set list
Jazz is all about making mistakes

But how can you tell what the mistakes are in post-canonical jazz?
Return to Forever plans reunion tour

Chick Corea's fusion band reunites for a summer tour of North America and Europe.
Count Basie band keeps the fire burning

It's still "one more time once more" for the famous orchestra, 23 years after Basie's passing.
Top Ten Charlie Parker Tribute Albums

Selected by Marc Myers at JazzWax..
The 100 Greatest Jazz Drummers

Who's number one? Elvin? Max? Buddy? Art? Roy?
Jazz organ history

Fifty pages of resources for jazz organ buffs..
Remembering Dennis Irwin

The bassist passes away at age 56.
Humphrey Lyttelton ends his BBC jazz show

After forty years, the 86 year old jazzman pulls the plug on The Best of Jazz.
The Keith Jarrett Standards Trio in concert

To celebrate their 25th anniversary, the Jarrett trio comes to San Francisco.
Q&A with Charlie Haden

From the blog of The Bad Plus
A visit with pianist Marian McPartland

This broadcast is downloadable from NPR's website.
Marc Myers looks back at jazz pianist Herbie Nichols

JazzWax's resident blogger reflects on the life and times of one of the great unheralded jazz musicians of the 1950s.
Satchmo.net preserves the legacy of Louis Armstrong

The Official Web Site of the Louis Armstrong House and Archives.
Q & A with drummer Joe Chambers

From the smart jazz periodical Stop Smiling
Art Tatum plays "Yesterdays"

Another great jazz video from YouTube!
Montreal decides not to honor Oscar Peterson

Despite petition with 5,000 signatures, the city declines to name a metro station after the late pianist.
Zoot Sims and Al Cohn have their own MySpace page?

You can even send an email to these two great tenor saxophonists . . . If you dare!
Brass Band Funeral in New Orleans

Historical footage from the Crescent City of a venerable jazz tradition.
Blind Boys of Alabama return to . . . Alabama

Last original member returns to school where group was formed.
Jazz Night in Riyadh

"Like many Saudis, I have never been to a music concert in my life. . . "
15 high school jazz bands honored

Jazz at Lincoln Center names the finalists for the Ellington Competition.
Michel Legrand comes to Birdland

Marc Myers, of JazzWax covers a rare New York engagement by the pianist / composer.
Louis Armstrong and Johnny Cash

Two legends of American music meet in an unusual genre-crossing performance.
John Zorn doesn't want reviews

What does a critic do when an artist asks not to be reviewed?
103 year old jazz musician going to court

A Houston jazz musician is suing to get back his guitar from a documentary film-maker.
Brazil celebrates 50 years of bossa nova

Tribute concert at Ipanema goes on despite rain and controversy.
Describe Kenny G in one word?

According to the Chicago Sun-Times that word is . . . integrity.
The Dean of San Francisco Jazz

The much beloved Vernon Alley crossed paths with all of the jazz greats during a six decade career.
Jazz quotes

A collection of more than 100 great jazz quotes. Find out who said: “Miles’d got killed if he hit me.”
Wynton Marsalis composing his first orchestral work

The piece has been commissioned by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Saxophonists John Coltrane and Stan Getz in performance

A YouTube video captures a rare meeting of the two tenor titans.

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