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This Week in Jazz Blogs: 7/15-21

A round-up of the most interesting jazz-related blogs this week, in alphabetical order, because that’s the egalitarian thing to do. This week, Ted Panken posts an extended interview with the late Ed Blackwell. Ethan Iverson and Hank Shteamer recommend books on jazz.

Andrea Canter reviews Karrin Allyson and the Dakota Street Fest.

George Colligan posts a transcription of his solo on “Come Together” and answers questions about midi controllers and practicing.

Nick DeRiso interviews Steve Smith.

Dave Douglas posts recent photos from his tour with Tea For 3 featuring Douglas along with trumpeters Avishai Cohen and Enrico Rava.

Pamela Espeland posts Howard Mandel’s report concerning the future of NEA’s Jazz Masters Fellowships.

James Hale discusses the influence of Canadian culture and landscape on its musicians.

Don Heckman reviews recent CDs and reissues from Latin Jazz Big Bands.

Peter Hum reviews recent releases from vibraphonists Gary Burton and Chris Dingman

Ethan Iverson on Ray Bryant and 20 of his favorite jazz books.

Patrick Jarenwattananon and a Blog Supreme on Terri Lynne Carrington’s all female The Mosaic Project.

Willard Jenkins interviews writer Greg Thomas about Thomas’s series on race and jazz.

Jim Macnie posts two videos of trumpeter Kris Tiner and guitarist Mike Baggetta’s duo, TIN/BAG.

Dean Minderman on drummer Ronnie Burrage who will be performing in St. Louis on July 22nd and 23rd.

Marc Myers remembers legendary album cover artist Alex Steinweiss and interviews Gerald Wilson.

Ted Panken posts interviews with Ed Blackwell, Ingrid Berger and Karl Berger.

Steve Provizer posts videos featuring renditions of Gershwin’s “Summertime” by Billie Holliday, John Coltrane and others.

Doug Ramsey on Alan Broadbent, Kenny Wheeler and jazz in Prague.

Hank Shteamer post a list of 15 favorite jazz books and discusses Max Roach’s Scott Free.

Michael Steinman reviews Marianne Solivan and Michael Kanan’s performance at Smalls.

Jacob Teichroew reviews Becca Stevens Band’s Weightless and Aaron Shragge and Ben Monder’s The Key is in the Window.

Neil Tesser interviews vocalist Sarah Marie Young.

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Suzanne Cloud profiles bassist Mike Boone.

Russ Davis on Chico Hamilton.

Christopher Loudon on actor and singer Tom Wopat.

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