A round-up of the most interesting jazz-related blogs this week, in alphabetical order, because that’s the egalitarian thing to do. The upcoming Undead Jazzfest in New York City was a popular topic of discussion and debate this week.
Andrea Canter recommends albums for your next road trip.
George Colligan discusses “Jazz For Humanity” with Rayannah Kroeker
Nate Chinen on Erik Friedlander, Meshell Ndegeocello and the controversy surrounding the Undead Jazzfest.
Nick DeRiso interviews Lenny White
Pamela Espeland highlights upcoming concerts in Minneapolis-St. Paul.
David Hajdu on the “largeness” of Sonny Rollins.
James Hale looks ahead to the TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival.
Don Heckman posts his concert “Picks of the Week” for June 21 – 26.
Lyn Horton on Willam Parker and Matthew Shipp’s Knives From Heaven.
Peter Hum interviews drummer Ted Warren and bassist Alec Walkington about trends within the young jazz community. Rudresh Mahanthappa, Brad Mehldau and Christian McBride weigh in on non-jazz at jazz festivals.
Ethan Iverson on the economics of jazz festivals and, more specifically, the “unrest at Undead”.
Patrick Jarenwattananon and a Blog Supreme posts 5 Chick Corea picks and speaks to Corea about his selections. Jarenwattananon also previews the Montreal Jazz Festival.
Matt Kassel posts a piece on the JazzWeek summit.
Jim Macnie posts 10 must-see Undead Jazz Festival shows and Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco)’s take on dissonance.
Dean Minderman covers the Riverfront Times’ annual music awards.
Marc Myers on Chet Baker, Ricky Riccardi’s new book on Louis Armstrong’s later years, the Bo-Keys and Adam Rudolph.
Ted Panken posts a feature on Donald Harrison in honor of Harrison’s 51st birthday and an uncut blindfold test with Mark Turner.
Doug Ramsey on the death of Bob Flanigan, lead singer of The Four Freshmen.
Chris Rich discusses the Boston Phoenix’s “Best Jazz in Boston” poll which recently awarded alto saxophonist Grace Kelly her fourth win in a row.
Jaleel Shaw interviews Mark Turner
Hank Shteamer posts his “mid-year report” – 10 of his favorite jazz releases of 2011.
Michael Steinman on the “New Yorkers Tanz-orchester”.
Jacob Teichroew discusses the upcoming Undead Jazzfest.
Neil Tesser on vocalist Sarah Marie Young’s trip to Switzerland.