A round-up of the most interesting jazz-related blogs this week, in alphabetical order, because that’s the egalitarian thing to do. The Jazz Audience Initiative’s preliminary findings on the demographics of today’s jazz audience were a topic of discussion this week.
Nate Chinen on Rez Abbasi, Pi Recordings and Mike Pride’s From Bacteria to Boys.
George Colligan on Gary Bartz and playing outside of your comfort zone.
Pamela Espeland posts an interview with Amina Figarova and discusses “Joni’s Jazz”, a program at the Hollywood Bowl featuring the music of Joni Mitchell.
Don Heckman posts his Picks of the Week. Michael Katz reviews “Joni’s Jazz”.
Peter Hum remembers Bill Evans and posts more on the Newport Jazz Festival.
Patrick Jarenwattananon and a Blog Supreme discusses the Jazz Audience Initiative, a project which aims to study the current demographics of live jazz audiences.
Fred Kaplan recommends Jenny Scheinman’s upcoming performances at the Village Vanguard.
Jim Macnie reviews Jenny Scheinman’s Mischief and Mayhem at the Village Vanguard.
Howard Mandel reports on the Jazz Audience Initiative.
Peter Margasak on guitarist Dave Miller.
Dean Minderman adds music to the St. Louis Jazz Audio Archive and looks ahead to a weeks of concerts in St. Louis.
Marc Myers reviews The Deep Blue Organ Trio’s Wonderful!.
Ted Panken posts interviews with Pat Metheny and Mal Waldron.
Doug Ramsey posts an interview with pianist Jan Lundgren and video of Bill Evans in honor of his birthday.
Hank Shteamer discusses the intersection of jazz and metal with Gentry Densley.
Michael Steinman posts pictures from the New Orleans Jazz Club Collection.
Jacob Teichroew reviews Unstandard by the New York Standards Quintet.
And don’t forget our very own columns/blogs at JazzTimes.com:
Gigi Brooks talks jazz with Bill Cosby.
Nate Chinen on John Coltrane’s Village Vanguard recordings.
Nat Hentoff> on JazzBoston.
Christopher Loudon profiles vocal jazz quartet, Cadence.