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This Week in Jazz Blogs: 7/29 – 8/4

Eli Aleinikoff does a round-up of 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. The impressive line-up performing at the upcoming Newport Jazz Festival created a lot of excitement among bloggers this week.

S. Victor Aaron posts a track from Warren Wolf’s upcoming album for Mack Avenue.

David Adler reviews Aaron Goldberg, Guillermo Klein, Rez Abassi and John Hébert. He also posts his monthly list of recommended CDs including new releases from Gary Burton and Edward Simon.

Andrea Canter recommends “road music” and reviews the Midtown Global Market Jazz Festival.

Nate Chinen on banjo and guitar player Brandon Seabrook.

George Colligan interviews Rudhresh Mahanthappa and discusses gigging in NYC.

Nick DeRiso reviews Augusto Pirroda’s No Comment featuring Paul Motian and Gary Peacock.

Dave Douglas posts a conversation with Curtis Macdonald.

Pamela Espeland offers advice on how to write an effective media release and reviews I Wish You Love, a play about Nat King Cole’s brief stint on television in the mid 1950s.

James Hale on his stay at the Siena Jazz Workshop.

Don Heckman reviews new releases from Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Michel Camilo and Tatiana Parra.

David Hill posts a performance of Herbie Hancock with Marcus Miller and Harvey Mason.

Ethan Iverson on Frank Foster.

Patrick Jarenwattananon and a Blog Supreme ask, “Why do we sit at jazz concerts?” and preview the Newport Jazz Festival.

Fred Kaplan reviews a reissue of Sonny Rollins’s Newk’s Time.

Matt Kassel posts a list of feel good songs.

Jim Macnie posts a list of “Five Must-See Bands at the Newport Jazz Festival.”

Howard Mandel posts an article on Madeleine Peyroux and asks, “Is poverty good for jazz?”

Dean Minderman posts an interview with David Sanborn and discusses an upcoming jazz benefit concert in St. Louis for the family of a police dispatcher.

Marc Myers interviews folk singer Catherine Howe and commemorates the 80th anniversary of Bix Beiderbecke’s untimely death.

Ted Panken posts an interview with Hank Jones and a Blindfold Test with Dr. John.

Doug Ramsey posts an update on Clark Terry’s health and reviews a slew of recent releases including Branford Marsalis & Joey Calderazzo’s Songs of Mirth and Melancholy.

Steve Provizer posts pictures of “bad jazz art”.

Michael Steinman on the Chautauqua Traditional Jazz Workshop and vocalist Lisa Maxwell.

Neil Tesser on the confusion surrounding the Green Mill in Chicago and the Tea Party.

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

Christopher Loudon on From California With Love, a project to aid relief efforts in Japan.

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