The best jazz web links: june 2008

Ronnie Matthews dead at age 72

The pianist succumbs to pancreatic cancer.
Dave Carpenter dead at age 48

The bassist suffers a fatal heart attack.
Trumpeter cancels plans for jazz club

Arturo Sandoval halts plans for Miami venue.
Narcotango in concert

A YouTube video features the innovative tango band.
Interview with Jason Moran

The pianist talks with Larry Blumenfeld.
Charlie Haden in concert

Quartet West performs LA noir jazz.
Q&A with Wynton Marsalis

The trumpeter talks to Marke Andrews.
Benefits planned for singer

Musicians and fans rally to help Ernestine Anderson.
The Bad Plus One

Kurt Rosenwinkel joins the trio in concert.
Rifftides on Ernestine Anderson

Doug Ramsey looks at the plight of the Seattle singer.
The exciting music of Ttukunak

Check out these twin sisters from Álava, Spain.
A classic Sarah Vaughan session

Marc Myers celebrates a great 1954 date for EmArcy.
Jazz singer may lose her home

Fans try to raise money to avoid foreclosure on Ernestine Anderson's house.
Gil Evans and "Robbins' Nest"

JazzWax looks back at an important 1947 recording that anticipates the Birth of the Cool.
Cecil Taylor, Sergio Mendes & Co.

The NY Times reviews the JVC jazz festival.
Hank Jones in concert

Zan Stewart reviews the pianist's NY concert.
Charles Mingus, productivity expert

And you thought he just played bass!
Interview with Bill Frisell

The guitarist talks to The Vancouver Sun.
Steely Dan at the Beacon Theater

Hank Shteamer reports on Friday's concert.
Return to Forever back in the day

A '76 clip finds ROF performing "Romantic Warrior."
Art Tatum at the Apollo

JazzWax reviews a piano recital without a pianist.
Rifftides on the Zenph Tatum

Doug Ramsey looks at the controversial Tatum CD.
Hancock, Schneider honored

Grammy winners also take top honors at JJA awards.
Back to school for Pat Metheny

Metheny engages in a Q&A with high school students.
Dutch investment group looks at jazz

The world's third largest government pension plan wants to invest in jazz music.
John Pizzarelli shows up on . . . ESPN?

The jazz artists swings and sings on "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."
Herbie Hancock at Hollywood Bowl

But did the youngsters steal the show?
Jazz Cracks the Top Forty

Marc Myers looks back at jazz chart busters.
Esbjörn Svensson in performance

A YouTube video capture E.S.T. in concert.
Missing bossa nova recordings

What happened to João Gilberto's early recordings?
Esbjörn Svensson dead at age 44

The brilliant pianist is killed in a tragic diving accident.
Coleman Hawkins on video

A 1965 film clip finds Hawkins alongside Earl Hines.
Louis Armstrong's revolution

John Edward Hasse looks back at a recording that set off a musical revolution 80 years ago.
Walter Becker & Bobby Few

Hank Shteamer celebrates two deserving and diverse artists with a mixtape and an interview.
More hidden jazz gems at iTunes

JazzWax uncovers more neglected classics.
The Jazz Showcase returns

A Chicago jazz institution finds a new home.
Interview with Herbie Hancock

The pianist reflects on his Grammy success.
A venerable jazz event re-invents itself.

Ben Ratliff looks at the JVC Jazz Festival.
Who killed jazz? (the plot thickens)

Marc Myers outlines the perfect storm.
ASCAP adds names to the jazz wall of fame

Six new artists are honored.
Glass ceiling for women in jazz?

Are there any cracks showing?
Interview with Stanley Clarke

The bassist reflects on the RTF reunion tour.
New organization to replace IAJE?

The Jazz Education Network is formed.
Egberto Gismonti in concert

Tim Postgate reviews Gismonti's concert.
Kurt Elling and Fred Hersch in concert

Jazz Police covers the Healdsburg festival.
Mary Lou Williams and Stan Getz

Two legends collaborate on Strayhorn's "Lush Life."
Interview with Dr. John

Jon Pareles talks to the New Orleans pianist about his home town.
Fats Waller on video

A 1943 film clip finds the Harlem stride master performing "Ain't Misbehavin'."
Remembering Jaco Pastorius

A deejay looks back at a peculiar encounter.
Vision Festival turns thirteen

Nate Chinen reports on the avant garde celebration.
Bill Finegan (1917-2008)

The innovative arranger passes away at 91.
Return to Forever on tour

James Hale reflects on the make-up of the reunion band.
Gypsy guitar Coltrane

The great Adrien Moignard plays "Impressions."
Dave Douglas and silent film

The trumpeter talks to NPR
The NEA announces the 2009 jazz masters

The 6 recipients will each receive $25,000.
The jazz scene in Beijing

Once prohibited, jazz now flourishes.
Interview with Chris Connor

Marc Myers interviews the great Kenton vocalist.
Bo Diddley R.I.P.

The guitarist passes away at age 79.
The plight of Butch Warren

The hard-bop bassist struggles with institutionalization and mental illness.
Paris for jazz lovers

The Times of London offers a guide to the City of Lights for jazz fans.

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