The best jazz web links: april 2008

A tribute to Louis Armstrong

The concert featured Nicholas Payton, Delfeayo Marsalis and Bill Charlap, among others.
The C-Melody Saxophone Web Site

Here is everything you need to know about this neglected member of Adolphe Sax's horn family.
Forget Kansas City jazz & Chicago jazz . . .

Gotta check out Jazz in the Ural mountains tradition.
Blues singer Eric Bibb in concert.

Featured in this review from the Bebopified blog.
Reviewing Bill Frisell and Ralph Alessi

Pat Donaher covers two New York jazz club performances on his visionsong blog.
Notes on Giuffre and vinyl from JazzWax

Marc Myers covers everything from Copland to Giuffre, and responds to's Alan Kurtz.
Humphrey Lyttelton passes away at age 86

Lyttelton made his mark as a musician, broadcaster and personality.
Humphrey Lyttelton in performance

Lyttelton performs "Tin Roof Blues" in this video of a 1978 performance.
Jimmy Giuffre passes away at age 86

The innovative clarinetist leaves behind a substantial musical legacy.
Jimmy Giuffre in performance

A great YouTube video features Giuffre's "The Train and the River."
Jazz museum gets green light

Plans hatched for a jazz museum in New Orleans.
Review of Wynton's Mass

A guest review from Jazz Beyond Jazz
Three jazz musicians win Guggenheim Fellowships

Honorees include Geri Allen, Rufus Reid and Miguel Zenón (click below for complete list).
Assessing the classical and jazz artistry of André Previn

Read the first installment of a two part article by J. Robert Bragonier.
Monterey Jazz Festival picks high-school all-stars

The MJF announces the members of the elite 2008 Next Generation Band.
Revisiting Wynton Marsalis with Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers

A video from DailyMotion captures a great hard-bop band in action.
Ahmad Jamal and big band?

The understated keyboardist takes on the Chicago Jazz Orchestra.
An interview with Ronnell Bright

JazzWax's Marc Myers tracks down the pianist for a rare interview.
Dave Brubeck launches his own web site

The pianist is now master of his own domain.
Michel Petrucciani in performance

His trio plays "Looking Up" live at Jazz Baltica.
Chick Corea and Bobby McFerrin in concert

An exciting live performance from the 2001 Montreux Festival.
Jazz in Madrid

Jazz nightlife is alive and well in the Spanish capital, according to The New York Times.
IAJE declares bankruptcy

The organization also cancels the next IAJE gathering in Seattle.
Celebrate Record Store Day

Celebrate this event by visiting a record store . . . if you can find one.
Rollins, Hubbard & Lloyd on the West Coast

Don Heckman covers recent concerts by three elder statesmen of jazz.
Sonny Rollins has 3,999 friends

Visit his MySpace page and you could be number 4,000. Buy some Rollins ringtones while you're there.
The glory of Hot Lips Page

A tribute from Michael Steinman's JazzLives blog.
The music of Benny Carter

Riverwalk Jazz remembers the pioneering artist.
Buddy Bolden played here

The historic Eagle Saloon seeks a grant to fund restoration.
A Conversation with Tim Berne

Downloadable podcast of an interview conducted by James Hale.
Jazz LPs that Never Made it to CD

Marc Myers offers up a wish list of LPs that never made it to digital format.
More on IAJE woes

Here is the first in a series of articles on IAJE's problems (from Willard Jenkins's blog).
George Butler Dead at Age 76

Producer worked with the Marsalis brothers and other leading artists.
Pat Metheny covers Norah Jones

The celebrated guitarist performs "Don't Know Why" on a YouTube video.
Ozzie Cadena Dead at Age 83

Producer worked with Coltrane, Mingus and others.
Interview with Dianne Reeves

John L. Walters interviews the noted singer
Herbie Hancock in performance

Joined by Jack DeJohnette and Christian McBride in a stirring performance of "Speak Like a Child."
Remembering Phil Urso

A tribute from Marc Myers' JazzWax -- including the last interview with Urso, and a conversation with his brother.
Was Al Jarreau a target of FBI suspect?

Charges brought against man who also threatened to blow up the Supreme Court.
The history of the AACM

George Lewis's book, ten years in the making, will be published next month.
Wynton Marsalis talks about his jazz mass

The trumpeter plans a performance at Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church.
Looking back at King Oliver

Jazz great died penniless and forgotten in Savannah some 70 years ago.
The man behind the CTI covers

Marc Myers interviews photographer Pete Turner for his JazzWax blog.
An interview with Branford Marsalis

The saxophonist talks about Sting, Buckshot Lefonque and other career highlights.
Ornette Coleman at Town Hall

Gary Giddins covers the event for The New Yorker.
Lee Konitz at the Jazz Standard

Fred Kaplan covers the event for Stereophile.
Joe Lovano in concert

David Adler reviews the saxophonist's double drummer quintet.
Japanese jazz high schoolers

The leading Japanese high school band comes to Monterey.
Three legendary pianists play "Perdido"

Duke Ellington, Willie 'The Lion' Smith and Dr. Billy Taylor all share the stage.
The Hard Bop home page

Check out the best hard bop site on the web, run by Eric B. Olsen.
Brubeck honored for diplomacy

The jazz artist to be given the first Benjamin Franklin Award.
To review or not to review?

Musings from the blog of Los Angeles Times critic Don Heckman.
Marcus Miller, reavealed

The bassist talks with Mike Joyce of The Washington Post.
Remembering the late Gene Puerling

A tribute from Doug Ramsey'sRifftides.
Dizzy, Simone de Beauvoir and me

Lalo Schifrin looks back.
Bud Shank and Brazilian jazz

Part one of an in-depth interview from JazzWax
Jazz critics gone wild . . .

Even the jazz world celebrates April Fools' Day.
Profile of guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel

A downloadable broadcast from WBGO.
Nancy Wilson hospitalized.

The singer is suffering from a collapsed lung.
Wes Montgomery on YouTube

The guitarist plays the blues in F.

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