A round-up of the most interesting jazz-related blogs this week, in alphabetical order, because that’s the egalitarian thing to do. Chick Corea’s month-long residency at the Blue Note was eagerly anticipated, and the recent death of pioneering pianist Walter Norris has cast a shadow over the jazz Internet.
Nate Chinen attends the Kenny Wheeler Quintet’s FONT concert, and contemplates the many faces of Chick Corea.
Pamela Espeland offers her Twin Cities highlights for this week, and encourages readers to reserve their free tickets for the upcoming NEA Masters ceremony.
Will Harris interviews iconoclastic songwriter Robyn Hitchcock about the highlights of his career.
Don Heckman posts his Picks of the Week, and reviews a Royce Hall concert featuring the trio of Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette.
Peter Hum celebrates Chick Corea Month at the Blue Note, and eulogizes pianist Walter Norris.
Patrick Jarenwattananon posts live video from Tony Bennett and Ben Williams, and collects his Halloween picks for the best of the jazz Internet.
Howard Mandel explores a radical new performance venue for pianist Marilyn Crispell, and attends the Jazz Foundation of America’s Benefit Loft Party with Ron Carter, Dr. Lonnie Smith and others.
Peter Margasak listens to new music from songwriter-filmmaker Thomas Comerford, remembers the spirit of Hal Russell, and anticipates the Umbrella Music Festival.
Dean Minderman breaks down St. Louis’ jazz offerings for the week, including concerts from John Scofield and Jan Shapiro, and draws attention to some jazz-featuring charity events.
Marc Myers shares an expansive interview with the freewheeling Chick Corea, and looks back through James Brown’s singles catalogue with the help of some knowledgeable collaborators.
Ted Panken shares a recent interview with Phil Woods in honor of the sax titan’s 80th birthday.
Doug Ramsey finds some scary piano music just in time for Halloween, remembers the departed Walter Norris, and rallies for assistance for Jim Knapp.
Hank Shteamer reviews a historic reissue from primal punk rockers Void, and checks out a Danzig concert for Halloween.
S. Victor Aaron reviews new discs by the Jeff Gauthier Goatette and Enrico Rava, while Nick DiRiso confronts the latest from the Curtis Brothers and Pablo Aslan.
Michael Steinman posts video from Rebecca Kilgore, and contemplates how pianist James Dapogny “sends” us.
And don’t forget our very own columns/blogs at JazzTimes.com:
Judy Carmichael interviews noted astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about his affinity for jazz and blues.
Nat Hentoff discusses JazzBoston’s commitment to creating future generations of musicians.
Christopher Loudon muses on the largely forgotten talents of vocalist Marilyn Maye.
John Moultrie posts video of trumpeter Etienne Charles discussing jazz’s national importance.
Simon White (yes, me) interviews radio programmer Bobby Jackson about his new show.