The best jazz web links: july 2008

Yogi Berra on Jazz

"If you play it too right, it's wrong."
Remembering Frankie Newton

Jazz Lives celebrates an unsung trumpeter.
5 Latin Jazz Bassplayers Driving the Scene

The Latin Jazz Corner highlights five hot bassists.
Interview with Charles McPherson

The altoist is featured in The Boston Globe.
Minnesota orchestra hires jazz artist

Irvin Mayfield is named artistic director of Jazz at Orchestra Hall
Interview with Bill Holman

Marc Myers, of JazzWax, interviews the composer & arranger.
Jack Kerouac and Jazz

David Brent Johnson revisits the beat bard.
Tom Waits in Edinburgh

Waits makes a rare visit to the UK.
Johnny Griffin & Woody Shaw in concert

Video captures an exciting performance from 1986.
All That Soviet Jazz!

The Moscow Times looks back at the roots of Russian jazz.
Guitarist Hiram Bullock dead at age 52

The guitarist played with Miles Davis and others but was best known for his work with David Letterman.
Bill Lee turns 80

The New York Times profiles the jazz bassist and father of director Spike Lee.
The Jazz Accessibility Rankings

Blogger Ken Blanchard proposes a ranking system.
James Morrison shows off on two horns

Watch this video all the way to the end.
Johnny Griffin dies in France

The tenor saxophonist was 80 years old.
The Hi De Ho Blog

French website keeps the legacy of Cab Calloway alive.
Joe Beck dead at age 62

Guitarist succumbs after a struggle with cancer.
Ten jazz recordings worth re-playing

Marc Myers offers up some cool picks.
Questions about the BBC jazz awards

Howard Mandel wonders about the BBC's choices.
These hankies belonged to Duke Ellington

Odd jazz memorabilia shows up on eBay.
Winners of BBC jazz awards announced

Honorees include RTF and Charlie Haden.
Interview with George Wein

Marc Myers features an interview with Wein on jazzWaz.
Jazz musician visits Congress

Dr. Michael White goes to Capitol Hill.
Eleven hidden video clips

Marc Myers finds little-known gems on YouTube.
Five Most Surprising Jazz Albums

Something Else recalls some odd jazz disks.
Jazz statue production moves to China

Pujiang Linran Arts & Crafts Factory tries to corner market.
Celebrating the music of Horace Silver

Jazz Profiles explores the artistry of the celebrated hard-bop pianist.
Gypsy jazz guitar

YouTube video captures Robin Nolan & Jimmy Rosenberg in an exciting guitar duo.
New Orleans trumpeter gigging at age 97

Lionel Ferbos is the oldest active N.O. jazz musician
Terry Teachout on Jo Stafford

About Last Night looks back at the late vocalist.
Jo Stafford dead at age 90

The celebrated vocalist placed almost 75 songs on the pop charts.
Dr. Billy Taylor leaves UMass program

The pianist & educator retires from the summer program he helped start in 1982
Ten Latin Perspectives on John Coltrane

Chip Boaz picks ten exciting Latin jazz interpretations of John Coltrane.
Jazz archives put on the web

University of Idaho shares material from Lionel Hampton, Leonard Feather and others.
Are the Jazz Wars over?

Darcy James Argue declares a truce.
Cecil Taylor & Tony Oxley

Hank Shteamer reports on the Village Vanguard gig.
The Billy Hart Academy in concert

Trumpeter Theo Croker has a standout performance.
J.J. Johnson and Sonny Stitt video

YouTube clip features bop patriarchs in concert.
Gerald Wiggins dead at age 86

The pianist worked with Louis Armstrong, Benny Carter and others.
Miles Davis: The Movie

Imagine a whole blog devoted to speculation about the Miles Davis film!
Interview with Rufus Reid

Win Hinkle interviews the bassist for Jason Heathís Double Bass Blog.
Interview with Creed Taylor

JazzWax continues it in-depth interview with the visionary record producer.
David Byrne turns building into musical instrument

Critic Howard Mandel tests it out with his flute.
Maria Schneider and John McLaughlin in performance

Blogger covers the concert at the Jazz Š Vienne festival.
Down Beat Rising Stars in Concert

Bebopified reviews the nine piece all-star band.
Son House in concert

YouTube video captures a classic blues performance.
Glenn Miller band in 2008?

Miller died in 1944, but the gigs havenít stopped.
Wynton and Willie share stage in LA

Jazz and country icons perform at Hollywood Bowl.
Interview with Buddy DeFranco

JazzWax talks to the 85 year old clarinetist.
Jazz journey from New Orleans

NPR talks to three Crescent City musicians.
Jazz musician on a U.S. coin?

Duke Ellington narrowly beats out two other candidates.
Painting by June Christy put up for auction

Starting bid for still life is something cool: $28,000.
The most luxurious jazz club in the world?

Lavish venue may serve as pawn in local politics.
Study published on Jazz Industry in America

Hereís the catch . . . you need to read Russian.
Bobby Durham dead at age 71

The drummer passes away in Genoa, Italy.
Charlie Haden Goes Country

The bassist teams up with country stars for next CD.
Best dressed jazz musicians

Remember when jazz artists appeared in Esquire?
Patricia Barber in concert

Bebopified reviews the vocalistís visit to the Dakota.
Louis Armstrong and Johnny Cash

YouTube features a 1970 collaboration.
The Louis Armstrong blog

Check out The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong.
Five Latin Jazz Trends

The Latin Jazz Corner notes key trends.
Interview with Roy Haynes

Marc Myers talks with the legendary drummer.
Hoagy Carmichael mural completed

Richmond, Indiana honors its native son.
Steely Dan fizzles in Ottowa

Roaming police officers measure decibels at gig.
Harlem jazz club shuts its doors

Club had tried to operate during the daytime and without alcohol.
Stevie Wonder and Toots Thielemans

Video captures rare Stockholm on-stage encounter between two harmonica masters.
Herbie Hancock at Carnegie Hall

David Adler reviews Hancock and Lionel Loueke.
How jazz reissues were born

George Avakian discusses his role.
Jazz musician accused of fuel theft

88 year old drummer indicted.
Jazz picks for a 4th of July BBQ

Fire up the grill and turn on the iPod.
Wynton Marsalis and JALC in Portland

Lynn Darroch reviews the visiting NY ensemble for The Oregonian.
Max Roach at his best

A close-up video captures Roach's brush and snare drum technique.
Jazz singer stirs controversy

Song substitution at Denver event becomes a national issue.
Vintage LP covers

Classic album art from rare jazz LPs is featured on this Japanese web site.
Remembering the Hi-Los

JazzWax looks back at the masters of vocal harmony.
Accordion jazz at its finest

Squeezebox player gets glowing review in Ottowa.
Another jazz radio station bites the dust

WNSC opts for news and public affairs.
Ten jazz recordings worth re-playing

Marc Myers offers up some cool picks.
Jazz singer won't lose her home.

Fans raise $43 K for Ernestine Anderson.
Pharoah Sanders at Ronnie Scott's

Free jazz icon takes on London.

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