A round-up of the most interesting jazz-related blogs this week, in alphabetical order, because that’s the egalitarian thing to do. Anthony Braxton and his celebratory festival in the West Village were popular topics of discussion these past days.
Nate Chinen sits down with influential musician and teacher Anthony Braxton during this week’s Tri-Centric Festival, and reviews a show by Cassandra Wilson.
George Colligan discusses the importance of paying attention to personnel, as well as some albums he’s been checking out lately.
Don Heckman posts his Picks of the Week, and reviews concerts by the Tierney Sutton Band and Ravi Shankar.
Peter Hum spotlights a new disc by Toronto’s Peripheral Vision, and draws attention to Dayna Stephens, a young saxophonist in need of a kidney transplant.
Steven Hyden eulogizes iconic folk singer and guitarist Bert Jansch.
Patrick Jarenwattananon wonders, along with a new study, just how it is that jazz musicians make money.
Fred Kaplan reviews a new multi-disc set of Miles Davis’ so-called Second Great Quintet.
Howard Mandel visits Anthony Braxton at Wesleyan University in time for his Tri-Centric Festival, and links to a column discussing the performance space hosting.
Peter Margasak anticipates this weekend’s Adventures in Modern Music festival, and praises Welsh singer Cate Le Bon.
Dean Minderman highlights upcoming shows from Stanley Jordan, Freddie Washington, and the duo of Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo.
Marc Myers posts an in-depth interview with Tad Hershorn, author of an extensive biography of Norman Granz.
Ted Panken posts two features on Dave Holland, in honor of the bassist’s 65th birthday.
Doug Ramsey catches Rebecca Kilgore and Dave Frishberg in Oregon, and thanks you for all the birthday wishes.
Hank Shteamer sits down for songwriter Lindsey Buckingham live at the Town Hall.
Michael Steinman posts videos of the Reynolds Brothers and Clint Baker at the Sweet and Hot Festival.
Jacob Teichroew reviews a new album from Miguel Zenón, and profiles composer Maria Schneider.
And don’t forget our very own columns/blogs at JazzTimes.com:
Karen Brundage-Johnson catches a performance by the Gary Burton Quartet in Philadelphia.
Judy Carmichael interviews saxophonist Scott Hamilton in an excerpt from one of her Jazz Inspired radio shows.
Suzanne Cloud profiles Philadelphia-based jazz promoter Matt Feldman.
Christopher Loudon highlights NYC vocalist/teacher Cilla Owens’ first disc as a leader.
Lee Mergner writes about the jazz nightclub La Zorra y El Cuervo in Havana, Cuba.