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This Week in Jazz Blogrolling: September 23-29, 2011

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

Sonny Rollins with Tavis Smiley

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

Nate Chinen checks out the textural tourism of Zach Condon’s Beirut at Terminal 5.

George Colligan interviews one of his collaborators, Baltimore bassist Josh Ginsburg.

Pamela Espeland examines composer Stephen Paulus’ collaborative production with his son Greg Paulus, and previews the opening concert of JazzMN’s 2011-2012 season.

Don Heckman posts his Picks of the Week, and Brian Arsenault reviews 50th anniversary collections from the Temptations and the Supremes.

Peter Hum reviews new discs by Rudresh Mahanthappa , John Scofield and Bill Frisell, and asks Erica Feininger and Robert Fontaine five questions.

A Blog Supreme catches a live show by Tillery and Erik Friedlander’s Bonebridge at the 92Y Tribeca, and previews an interview with Fabian Almazan.

Jim Macnie invites impressions of Coltrane from Marty Ehrlich and Greg Osby, in honor of the great one’s birthday.

Peter Margasak previews a concert from Noah Lennox’s Panda Bear, and argues for the living legacy of Miles Davis through a new box set.

Dean Minderman offers videos of George Benson prior to an upcoming concert, and spotlights local jazz concerts and news.

Marc Myers offers reminisces of Bill Evans, and looks into classic detective-jazz, as well as jazz inspired by Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Ted Panken puts the blindfold on drummer Matt Wilson, and celebrates the life of Bud Powell.

Doug Ramsey eulogizes trumpeter Uan Rasey, preps to visit Oregon, and watches Sonny Rollins speak on PBS.

Michael Steinman celebrates the return of Ray Skjelbred.

And don’t forget our very own columns/blogs at

Evan Haga assesses the strengths of “collective quartet” James Farm live at the University of Maryland.

Christopher Loudon writes up Liz and Ann Hampton Calloway’s tribute to classic songs of the ’60s and ’70s.

Lee Mergner interviews saxophonist and flautist Erica von Kleist about her recent trip to Cuba with the Horns to Havana organization.

Bill Milkowski shares a Before and After with trumpeter Rick Braun.

Ralph Peterson shares his Artist’s Choice playlist of his favorite tracks by saxophonist Joe Henderson.

Tom Wilmeth spends four memorable nights with Jaco Pastorius.

Feel free to Comment below and let us know if there are any other noteworthy jazz-related blogs we may have missed this week.

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