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This Week in Jazz Blogs: July 24-30, 2011

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

Darcy James Argue
George Colligan

A round-up of the most interesting jazz-related blogs this week, in alphabetical order, because that’s the egalitarian thing to do. This week’s postings featured reviews of the TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival in Canada and the Undead JazzFest in New York. The final class of NEA Jazz Masters was also discussed.

David Adler posts recent CD releases from saxophonist Jeremy Udden, drummer Bryan Carter and others.

Andrea Canter reviews the Twin Cities Jazz Festival and looks ahead to the Iowa City Jazz Festival.

Nate Chinen reviews the Roy Hargrove Quintet, The Badwagon (a collaboration between the Bad Plus and the Bandwagon) and the Undead JazzFest.

George Colligan on teaching alongside Jeff Ballard.

Nick DeRiso interviews Delfeayo Marsalis.

Dave Douglas releases a new recording, Rare Metals and posts a free track from it.

Pamela Espeland discusses the recently announced 2012 NEA Jazz Masters.

David Hajdu on Clarence Clemons.

James Hale reviews the TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival and recommends some recent releases by Joe Lovano, Erik Friedlander and others.

Don Heckman posts his “Picks of the Week” and reviews vocalist Deborah Pearl’s performance of Benny Carter’s compositions.

Lyn Horton on David S. Ware’s Planetary Unknown.

Peter Hum reviews Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Vijay Iyer, Christian McBride and other acts at the TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival.

Ethan Iverson posts a Branford Marsalis article on Clarence Clemons.

Patrick Jarenwattananon and a Blog Supreme on the 2012 NEA Jazz Masters, the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute, the best CDs of 2011 thus far, and 5 patriotic songs for your 4th of July celebration.

Willard Jenkins interviews Dickie Habersham-Bey, owner of the now-defunct Blue Coronet.

Matt Kassel urges readers to support Nextbop.

Jim Macnie posts a “Five by Five” feature on Andrew Hill.

Howard Mandel on Jazz in Jordan, the American Composer Orchestra and the new class of NEA Jazz masters.

Peter Margasak previews Jaga Jazzist.

Dean Minderman previews a week of concerts in St. Louis and posts a free Leon Thomas album.

Marc Myers posts two versions of “Gotta Be This Or That”

Ted Panken posts features on Joey Baron and Andrew Hill in honor of their birthdays, an uncut Blindfold Test with bassist Stanley Clarke and an interview with 2012 NEA Jazz Master, Von Freeman.

Doug Ramsey posts “Doug’s Picks” – reading and listening recommendations.

Chris Rich envisions a conversation between businessmen concerning lounge piano players.

Hank Shteamer posts his fourth installment of “Heavy Metal Be-Bop” – an interview with bassist Melvin Gibbs.

Michael Steinman posts a rendition of Stardust performed by Chris Madsen, Joe Policastro and Andy Brown.

Jacob Teichroew covers the Undead JazzFest.

Neil Tesser on Von Freeman, Satoko Fujii and Jenna Mammina.

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Russ Davis reports on Return to Forever IV.

Judy Carmichael talks with Larry Goldings.

Tom Wilmeth on the long-standing voice of jazz radio in Minnesota, Leigh Kamman.

Mick Carlon on the music of pianist Dave McKenna.

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