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This Week in Jazz Blogs: July 1-7, 2011

Eli Aleinikoff rounds up the jazz related blogs from the past week

Rebirth Brass Band on Treme

A round-up of the most interesting jazz-related blogs this week, in alphabetical order, because that’s the egalitarian thing to do. The season finale of HBO’s Treme sparked discussion about the show among bloggers this week.

David Adler posts six album picks for July and reviews Miles Okazaki, Warren Wolf, Ralph Alessi and Pedro Giraudo.

Andrea Canter reviews the Iowa City Jazz Festival and recommends upcoming concerts in the Twin Cities.

Nate Chinen on solo piano and David Weiss & Point of Departure’s Snuck Out.

George Colligan discusses the Miles Davis biopic and recommends ten CDs for summer listening.

David Hajdu on the “timeless chemistry” of Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross.

James Hale discusses the financial challenges facing the TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival.

Don Heckman posts his quotation of the week along with his concert recommendations of the week.

Peter Hum posts more on the TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival and reviews new CDs from Ari Hoenig and Phronesis.

Ethan Iverson discusses LPs from Sonny Rollins, Andrew White, Johnny Griffin and others.

Patrick Jarenwattananon and a Blog Supreme on Treme, the Heath Brothers and Julian Lage.

Willard Jenkins interviews trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater.

Howard Mandel on Treme and the American Composers Orchestra.

Peter Margasak on Portuguese guitarist Luis Lopes.

Dean Minderman discusses the upcoming fundraising effort of Jazz St. Louis and posts a free Oliver Nelson album.

Marc Myers interviews Betty Bennett and discusses Danny Zetilin’s Labyrinth.

Ted Panken posts extended interviews with Dr. Lonnie Smith and Joe Zawinul.

Steve Provizer responds to criticism of Treme and posts clips of “up from the basement” lines.

Doug Ramsey posts Coltrane quotes and discusses the future of Coltrane’s house.

Michael Steinman on Joel Press at the Fat Cat and Lee Riley.

Jacob Teichroew reviews the Darius Jones Trio in concert and Julian Priester and Aaron Alexander’s Conversational Music.

Neil Tesser remembers radio icon Larry Smith.

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Russ Davis reports on the 2011 Montreal International Jazz Festival.

Gigi Brooks interviews Yusef Lateef.

Let us know with a Comment below if we’ve missed any notable jazz blogs this week.

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