A round-up of the most interesting jazz-related blogs this week, in alphabetical order, because that’s the egalitarian thing to do. Drummers old and young dominated the news this week, from Jimmy Cobb, to the recently deceased Freddie Gruber, to Eric Harland’s first bandleader release.
Nate Chinen catches Pat Metheny and the Spin Doctors in concert.
Pamela Espeland looks out for jazz film showings on the horizon in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and previews a new release from José James.
Don Heckman posts his Picks of the Week, and Mike Finkelstein reviews a concert by Bryan Ferry.
Peter Hum asks Dave Douglas about Kenny Wheeler in honor of the saxophonist’s upcoming New York showcase, and interviews Lina Allemano.
Patrick Jarenwattananon posts his Monterey 2011 highlights, and interviews prolific trumpeter Dave Douglas.
Howard Mandel bemoans NYC’s lack of “hardcore blues ‘n’ funk”, and announces the Jazz Audience Initiative’s findings.
Peter Margasak muses on bassist Jason Roebke and his various groups, and debuts new music from a member of indie-rock group Grizzly Bear.
Dean Minderman breaks down St. Louis’ jazz offerings for the week, and previews an upcoming show by New Orleans titans the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
Marc Myers offers more classic detective jazz, and discusses Bill Evans’ treatments of “Autumn in New York.”
Ted Panken posts a 2006 feature in honor of Wynton Marsalis’ fiftieth birthday.
Doug Ramsey eulogizes Pete Rugolo with the help of Jeff Sultanof, and reviews new music from Marcus Strickland.
Hank Shteamer covers CMJ via Twitter, and links to three blogs he’s been enjoying lately.
Nick DeRiso interviews legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb, and reviews new music from supergroup Cinque and the Ben Goldberg Quintet.
Michael Steinman posts video of a summer concert by the pool in Los Angeles.