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This Week in Jazz Blogs: 8/5 – 8/11

Eli Aleinikoff rounds up 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. A popular topic this week was the legendary Newport Jazz Festival, which took place on August 6th and 7th.

David Adler reviews Eric Harland’s Voyager: Live By Night and Owen Howard’s Drum Lore.

Andrea Canter lists upcoming shows in the Twin Cities.

George Colligan on Kenny Barron.

Nick DeRiso reviews clarinetist Michael White.

Dave Douglas posts a free download of “Solato” from GPS Volume 2: Orange Afternoons.

Pamela Espeland discusses management changes at Blue Note and Verve and the new documentary on Jason Moran.

George Grella posts a list of jazz albums, the “Semi-Top 10 for 2011”.

David Hajdu on the digital music service, Spotify.

James Hall interviews trombonist Ryan Kerbele

Don Heckman reviews Unconditional, a new release from pianist Silvano Monasterios.

Peter Hum writes about his experience at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival.

Patrick Jarenwattananon and a Blog Supreme discuss the evolution of “St. Louis Blues”, post Marcus Strickland and Eric Harland’s sets at 92Y Tribeca and report from the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival.

Willard Jenkins on the New Mexico Jazz Festival and Baltimore’s Contemporary Arts Inc.

Howard Mandel reviews the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival.

Dean Minderman posts New Music Circle’s 2011-2012 schedule and reviews DMS, a touring group featuring George Duke, Marcus Miller and David Sanborn.

Marc Myers on Anita O’Day and the Johnny Richards Orchestra.

Ted Panken posts interviews with Greg Osby, Abbey Lincoln and Dave Brubeck.

Doug Ramsey on the “Miles Español Project” and Clark Terry’s health.

Hank Shteamer reviews Soldier of the Road, a new documentary on Peter Brötzmann.

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Russ Davis talks with Bob Belden and Tim Hagans.

Sylvia Levine Leitch interviews former manager of the Blue Note jazz club in NYC, Riche OKon.

Christopher Loudon on the Feinstein Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook.

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