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This Week in Jazz Blogrolling: October 7-13, 2011

Simon White surveys recent jazz-related blogs from the past week

A round-up of the most interesting jazz-related blogs this week, in alphabetical order, because that’s the egalitarian thing to do.

George Colligan answers reader mail about where young musicians can find their scene, and examines the many virtues of Cassandra Wilson.

Pamela Espeland reviews Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton live together on DVD, and posts her Monterey Jazz highlights.

Don Heckman posts his Picks of the Week, and catches a show by circus giants Cirque Du Soleil.

Peter Hum interviews the duo of Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder, along with Miguel Zenón, and asks the Le Boeuf Brothers five questions.

Patrick Jarenwattananon catches up with the Fabian Almazan Trio for a live interview.

Howard Mandel discusses the “new music” of Anthony Braxton, and posts a specially recorded blues for the Occupied Wall Street.

Peter Margasak checks out new music by the Bangles, Hindi Zahra and Zola Jesus.

Dean Minderman announces a free show from guitarist Ralph Towner, and gathers up his St. Louis jazz highlights for the week.

Marc Myers remembers the work of Chico Hamilton, and posts an interview with sax player Sol Schlinger.

Ted Panken memorializes innovative drummer Billy Higgins with a series of interviews and reminisces, and posts a classic interview with bassist Fred Hopkins.

Doug Ramsey visits Newport, Oregon’s premier jazz celebration, posts live video of clarinetist Mort Weiss, and continues his moon inspirations series.

Ben Ratliff profiles four young pianists on the rise.

Hank Shteamer reviews a new collection of the Miles Davis Quintet’s live European recordings of 1967.

Something Else! listens to new music by Kevin Crabb and Tim Hagans, and Nick DeRiso interviews Chico Hamilton on his heroes.

Michael Steinman contemplates search engine terms, reads through a new collection of writings and thoughts by Papa Jo Jones, and invites the reader to the Whitley Bay Classic Jazz Party.

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David R. Adler catches up with controversial trumpeter Nicholas Payton.

Bill Beuttler reviews recent performance by Pat Metheny and Larry Grenadier in Somerville, Mass.

Judy Carmichael posts an excerpt from an interview with tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton.

Russ Davis visits a show by the semi-reunited Brecker Brothers Band.

Andrew Gilbert chats with Bay Area trombonist Wayne Wallace.

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