A round-up of the most interesting jazz-related blogs this week, in alphabetical order, because that’s the egalitarian thing to do. Several bloggers this week paid tribute to saxophonist Frank Foster of the Count Basie Orchestra.
Andrea Canter previews a week of jazz in the Twin Cities.
Nate Chinen posts his NY Times obituary of saxophonist Frank Foster and reviews new releases from Terri Lyne Carrington, Eric Harland, Jamire Williams and others.
George Colligan on odd meters.
Nick DeRiso reviews Lee Konitz with Frank Wunsch on Insight.
Dave Douglas discusses the inspiration behind his latest release Rare Metals.
Pamela Espeland posts an article on the NEA Jazz Masters program.
David Hajdu on actor, singer and dancer, Ginger Rogers.
James Hale posts a Canadian Jazz Playlist.
Don Heckman criticizes jazz radio in Los Angeles.
Peter Hum looks ahead to the Newport Jazz Festival.
Patrick Jarenwattananon and a Blog Supreme on Frank Foster, a Pakistani rendition of “Take Five” and guest appearances by jazz musicians on pop albums.
Fred Kaplan reviews Waking Dreams, a recent release from vibraphonist Chris Dingman.
Matt Kassel discusses a night of wine and Nancy Wilson.
Jim Macnie posts videos of Frank Foster and lists five swinging Amy Winehouse tracks.
Howard Mandel posts news stories on Herbie Hancock and Jamaaladeen Tacuma.
Peter Margasak on the Umbrella Music Festival, Sound Art Theories Symposium and guitarist Clay Ross.
Dean Minderman previews a week of concerts in St. Louis and posts an online promotion from The Fox Theatre.
Marc Myers remembers saxophonist Frank Foster.
Ted Panken posts interviews with Herlin Riley and Billy Taylor and Brian Blade.
Doug Ramsey posts Larry Blumenfeld’s profile of Paul Motian for the Wall Street Journal and remembers saxophonist Frank Foster.
Steve Provizer on the young generation, cycles of influence and “tinges and strains” in jazz.
Michael Steinman on the upcoming Sweet and Hot Music Festival.
And don’t forget our very own columns and blogs at JazzTimes.com:
Nate Chinen on Brandon Seabrook.
Lee Mergner interviews author David Kastin about Nica’s Dream, his book about the Jazz Baroness, Pannonica de Koenigswarter.
Christopher Loudon on singer Carmen Cuesta and guitarist Chuck Loeb.
Cornelius Myers interviews Sonny Rollins.
Bret Primack posts a video discussing jazz bloggers and critics.