The best jazz web links: august 2008

The Jazz History Map of the US

Map by Dion Good captures the regional development of jazz music.
Antonio Carlos Jobim & Joćo Gilberto

Two bossa nova pioneers share stage on this YouTube video.
The best trumpet section ever?

Blogger praises the 1937 Benny Goodman band.
Roy Hargrove still tops the charts

Earfood CD is still in number one spot.
The Tree of Jazz

The history of jazz is like a tree.
A profile of Cecil Taylor

Hank Shteamer writes on Taylor for Time Out.
Jimmy Cleveland reported dead at age 82

Trombonist recorded with Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan and others.
Wayman Tisdale has leg amputated

Talented athlete / jazz musician is being treated for bone cancers.
Seven jazz samples you need to own

Make your own loops from these tracks.
The story of Shelly's Manne-Hole

A man, a plan, a club . . . Shelly's Manne-Hole.
Was Bix over-rated?

Rifftides stirs up a debate.
The best African music bogs

Ross Simonini finds little-known web resources.
Chicago jazz festival at a crossroads

Howard Reich questions festival formulas.
Winners announced in jazz writing contest

Australian competition honors jazzy prose.
Maynard Ferguson music library sold

Collection purchased for $600,000.
Top 100 jazz CDs

Web site presents results of its poll.
90,000 jazz photos for sale

Bidding starts at just under one million dollars.
Give Louis Prima his due

Author asks for more recognition for the late trumpeter.
2nd Graders Dig Coltrane

Less phonics, more Ascension, please!
100 Great Records of the 1920s

Jonathan Bogart will keep your Victrola busy.
Tall and tan, young and lovely

JazzWax looks at the real girl from Ipanema.
LeRoi Moore dead at 46

Saxophonist played with the Dave Matthews Band.
Dorival Caymmi dead at 94

A revered Brazilian musician passes away in Rio.
Haruki Murakami on Stan Getz

The great Japanese novelist writes about cool jazz.
The Great Fantasy Jazz Draft

Can you put Satchmo and Trane on the same team?
Guess that jazz tune

Marc Myers tests your jazz knowledge.
Can Pandora and Internet radio survive?

Royalty schedule may threaten viability.
Earl Hines and Jaki Byard

Video captures historic 1965 performance.
Harlem fears loss of historic identity

New arrivals impact community.
Swapping jazz for gunfire

Novel program targets New Orleans youth.
Jerry Wexler dead at 91

Producer worked with many music legends.
Hip-hop and jazz

Do they share a similar destiny?
The J.D. Salinger of jazz

Writer looks back at Jackie Paris.
100 songs jazz players must know

Guitarists debate which tunes to learn.
Talking with Diane Schuur

Vocalist chats with Rob Cullivan.
Pat Metheny Trio video

Guitarist plays "All the Things You Are."
Roy Hargrove tops chart

Earfood CD ranks #1.
20 Questions about life on the road

Jessica Pavone talks to PoD.
Bix CD to help ailing jazz scholar.

All proceeds will help Dick Sudhalter.
Nina Simone's daughter pays tribute

Lisa Celeste Stroud celebrates her mom.
12 year old shares stage with Brubeck

Dakota Austin plays with a jazz legend.
Remembering Anita O’Day

Blogger looks back at the late singer.
Dave Holland at the Newport Jazz Festival

Listen to the concert at the NPR website.
Interview with Bruce Hornsby

The pianist discusses his category-defying music.
What Killed Jazz? (continued)

Marc Myers continues his investigation.
New Orleans Jazz Diary

The Independent Ear reports.
Ten Latin Perspectives on Bird

Chip Boaz highlights memorable Latin covers of Charlie Parker's music.
Celebrity daughter opts for jazz

Daughter of Bruce Willis & Demi Moore wants to be a jazz singer.
The end of Sony BMG

Sony buys out its partner.
Open letter to iTunes and

JazzWax  wants a better solution.
The legacy of Coltrane and Giuffre

Roundtable discussion looks at two artists.
The story behind "Learnin' the Blues"

JazzWax  engages in more song-sleuthing.
The worst album covers ever

Steve Carter owns some very strange LPs.
Lee Young dead at age 91

Swing Era drummer was the brother of Lester Young.
America's Youngest Jazz Band

Sonny LaRosa's oldest band member is 12.
Cassandra Wilson tops the charts

Loverly holds on to first place in the JazzWeek charts.
Interview with Bill Charlap

Marke Andrews talks with the pianist.
Bulgaria honors jazz musician

President Georgi Purvanov gives award to Milcho Leviev.
Is Jazz-Rock Back?

New music reminds critic of 70s fusion.
Ella Fitzgerald & Ray Charles

Video captures a rare collaboration.

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