A round-up of the most interesting jazz-related blogs this week, in alphabetical order, because that’s the egalitarian thing to do. Roy Haynes’ brief appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman was a popular topic of discussion this week.
David Adler reviews Starlicker and Paul Kikuchi.
Chris Albertson on Bessie Smith and “Buffet Flats”.
Andrea Canter discusses the upcoming Twin Cities Jazz Festival.
Nate Chinen on Adam Cruz, Jason Moran and Ray Bryant.
Dave Douglas calls for contributions to the Joplin High School Instrument Fund.
Andrew Durken wonders if jazz is still “like the kind of a man you wouldn’t want your daughter to associate with”.
Pamela Espeland covers The Bad Plus’ performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.
Don Heckman on the Playboy Jazz Festival.
David Hill lists 12 more great jazz nicknames.
Peter Hum posts a recent clip of Roy Haynes on Letterman and reviews Alex Goodman’s Bridges.
Ethan Iverson posts his summer performance schedule and discusses his recent album purchases.
Patrick Jarenwattananon discusses Roy Haynes on Letterman and posts Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo’s five favorite jazz duos.
Willard Jenkins covers the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.
Jim Macnie posts a recent interview of Roy Haynes and a clip of Haynes on Letterman.
Peter Margasak on International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).
Dean Minderman looks ahead to a week of concerts in St. Louis.
Marc Myers interviews Berry Gordy Jr.
Ted Panken posts a 2003 interview with Evan Parker and Thomas Struth, a short biography of Billy Hart and a Blindfold Test with William Parker.
Doug Ramsey on Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers, Marcus Printup with the Emil Viklický Trio and the death of Ray Bryant.
Chris Rich on New Orleans Brass band music.
Bill Shoemaker posts the June 2011 issue of his online music journal.
Hank Shteamer defends his list of 25 New York City jazz icons.
Michael Steinman reviews a “Wild Reeds and Wicked Rhythm” concert at The Ear Inn.
Jacob Teichroew interviews Bill Carrothers and reviews Frank Carlberg and Collin Vallon.
Neil Tesser on Nicole Mitchell.
Let us know by a Comment below if there are any other noteworthy blogs about jazz this week.