Breaking jazz news & opinion: october 2009

John Handy honored in San Francisco

Altoist receives the Beacon award from SF jazz fest.
Lew Soloff at Charlie O's

Don Heckman reviews the performance.
Google launches song search

Try it out here.
Jamie Cullum on fame and fortune

"I never thought it would pan out like this.”
Jazz now: some conclusions

A Blog Supreme sums up the results of its survey of entry points into jazz today.
The legacy of Thelonious Monk

Guest commentary is provided by biographer Robin Kelley and pianist Matthew Shipp.
Dirty sax secrets and weird habits

Here's some sax stuff you might now want to know.
Cecil Taylor in 1962

Robert Levin shares from an unpublished manuscript.
Roy Hargrove retains top airplay spot

Poncho Sanchez is runner up.
The robust recovery of Jazz Times

Howard Mandel reports in Jazz Beyond Jazz.
Venerable NY club shuts down

Sweet Rhythm (formerly Sweet Basil) closes its doors.
Jazz and the "Vinyl Junkman"

The Daily News talks to Howard Fischer.
A look at the best Thelonious Monk tribute albums

I Witness blog highlights some favorites.
To fix jazz, you first need to fix the broader culture

Brilliant Corner offers a diagnosis.
Wynton Marsalis on blues and racism

The trumpeter talks with CNN.
Soupy Sales and jazz

The late TV and radio star was a major jazz advocate.
Student wins Mary Lou Williams contest

Fifteen-year-old Alma Macbride takes top spot in the competition.
Sirone dead at age 69

Bassist played with Cecil Taylor, Albert Ayler and the Revolutionary Ensemble.
A botched Birdland birthday bash for Dan Morgenstern?

Chris Albertson thinks Birdland got it wrong.
When jazz met black power...the album covers changed

Book looks at the artwork.
Google to launch music search

Announcement will likely come next week.
Miles Davis estate cuts headphone deal

A "kind of blue" cord is included.
How to dress for the gig

Greg Osby argues for more stylish attire.
Another loss for jazz radio

News replaces jazz in the morning at WMOT.
Roy Hargrove tops jazz airplay chart

Poncho Sanchez and Gerald Wilson are #2 and #3.
Talking with Jimmy Heath

JazzWax interviews the veteran saxophonist
Who are the best sax players today?

Sax on the Web forum participants offer their picks for the top 20 mainstream players.
More $1,000 Blue Notes

Real jazz fans would rather own Hank Mobley vinyl than an ounce of gold.
No royalties for ringtones

Decision delivers a rare setback for ASCAP.
Jazz autographs up for auction

Restaurant register includes some famous names.
David S. Ware rebounds from transplant

The New York Times checks in with the saxophonist.
Linda Oh crashes jazz boy's club

The Observer looks at a new talent on the scene.
Who's the best all-around drummer?

Forum members debate who's most versatile.
Mad about Mulligan

Alison Kerr remembers the baritone sax legend.
Wynton Marsalis will receive the French Legion of Honor

The trumpeter will receive the award, the highest honor given by the French government, on Nov. 6.
Senate approves radio royalties for performers

Currently only songwriters and publishers receive payments for radio airplay.
Detailed Monk bio published

Peter Hum calls it a "must read" book.
Jazz radio grapples with digital libraries

Eight stations will work on a blueprint.
Roy Hargrove tops jazz airplay chart

Poncho Sanchez moves into second place.
Let the jazz wars begin again

Chris Kelsey watches Ken Burns for the first time.
Konitz comes to the conservatory

Altoist takes his show to the Eastman School of Music.
Keeping it real about the jazz situation

Brilliant Corners offers some frank commentary.
Don Lucoff to head Portland Jazz Fest

Lucoff brings 27 years of jazz experience to the job.
Terry Riley at Le Poisson Rouge

Steve Smith reports in the New York Times.
Bassist wins Thelonious Monk competition

Ben Williams, 24, takes top spot.
Ask a jazz musician...

New York Times invites questions.
Berklee reaches out to Latin America

The college stages event in Mexico, and is looking to the Spanish-speaking world.
Miguel Zenón at Jazz Showcase

The MacArthur "genius grant" winner presents a bold show in Chicago.
Seven great trios

Hot House celebrates threesomes.
The jazz problem

A young musician offers a frank assessment.
Honoring the Adderley brothers

Florida celebrates its native sons.
John Zorn's hardboiled bop

Night Lights surveys the saxophonist's career.
Marcus Belgrave wins $50K prize

Trumpeter receives Kresge foundation award.
Cabaret convention comes to New York

Stephen Holden reports on the opening night gala.
Streisand's jazz-themed album tops Billboard chart

The Grammy buzz is already starting.
The future of music journalism...it's all about the audience

Or is it?
Latin music coming to the White House

Fiesta Latina event at the White House will be televised on October 15.
Sonny Rollins discusses...the wild west?

Forget Coltrane and Ornette. Instead, find out what Rollins think about the Lone Ranger.
NPR is looking for 50 great voices

Send in your nominations.
Hospital honors Wayman Tisdale

Bassist honored posthumously for his contribution.
Who won the "Jazz Now" poll of the best recent jazz for new fans?

Mehldau, The Bad Plus, Iyer lead list.
James P. Johnson's Last Rent Party raises money for headstone

Ben Ratliff reports on the event.
Best jazz albums of the last 5 years

Trumpeters pick...so watch out for a brass bias.
Another smooth jazz station is gone

WVMV-FM is the latest casualty.
How do youngsters react to jazz?

A teacher does an experiment.
The best jazz starter CD

Newbie requests one disk.
Harry Connick, Jr.'s road to hell

. . . is paved with easy listening intentions.
The worst jazz gig

Chris Kelsey remembers a bad time.
In search of James P. Johnson

Ethan Iverson offers an in-depth profile of the stride piano legend at Do the Math.
A year of jazz wonders...1923

Locust Street provides another fascinating survey of a memorable year in music.
Jazz musicians mount protest

New York Times reports on Local 802 rally.
Strange Sinatra revelations

You can't take it with you...unless you're Frank.

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