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Around The Jazz Internet: Sept. 28, 2012

Madeleine Albright "sits in" with Chris Botti at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and final round gala.
Steve Mundinger
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Courtesy of the Thelonious Monk Institute
Madeleine Albright "sits in" with Chris Botti at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and final round gala.

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  • More from the Monk Competition: Nate Chinen's take (bonus), Larry Blumenfeld's take, Mike West's take. As usual, bassist Ronan Guilfoyle has a wider perspective. And there was that thing that Madeleine Albright did. I would like to not talk about this competition stuff any more until next year, OK?
  • Interview with Don Byron from pianist George Colligan. "No, it's not a jazz concert, I'm just a black guy. That's basically it. Deal with it!"
  • Wynton Marsalis and choreographer Garth Fagan have been working together on a collaboration. The Times interviews both of them.
  • Dave Douglas' Be Still project is profiled by Nate Chinen at the Times. It's the backstory behind the concert we recorded recently.
  • Soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome relays the story of how (and why) he took a teaching job at the university level. "From Starving Artist to Tenured Professor," it's called — it strikes me he's one of many who have followed that path.
  • Jose James interview. Though he lived in the U.K. and now lives in New York, he's from Minnesota, like interviewer and ABS contributor Pamela Espeland.
  • A Clark Terry Documentary is in the works — link goes to the trailer.
  • Who was Gene Krupa, anyway? Dr. Lewis Porter tells us more about the Swing Era drummer.
  • Dodo Marmarosa, forgotten bebop pianist, remembered.
  • Wadada Leo Smith is profiled briefly by The Guardian, around his Ten Freedom Summers Civil Rights Movement-inspired project. "I wanted to identify that the black experience is American experience," he says.
  • "Is Innovation Required In Jazz Today?" the article asks. Um sure. Fairly sound argument though, from Will Layman at PopMatters.
  • Sonny Rollins said this cool thing.
  • A short profile of Aram Shelton, a saxophonist in the Bay Area. He's been touring with Chicago musicians — he first made a name for himself there in the midwest.
  • On New Orleans' crackdown on its own musicians, from Larry Blumenfeld. A little background on what you might see on Treme every week.
  • A tribute to Mat Domber, late proprietor of Arbors Records.
  • Before jazz blogs, there was Gene Lees.
  • "Why we must fight to keep jazz alive," by British musician Digby Fairweather for The Telegraph.
  • Jazz-singing robots. Someone tell Pat Metheny.
  • 94-year-old woman gets on stage with John Pizzarelli, throws down on "On The Sunny Side of the Street." No, not Marian McPartland.
  • Barack Obama if he were a Blue Note recording artist.
  • The Jazz Session spoke with Montreal pianist David Ryshpan and clarinetist Anat Cohen.
  • Elsewhere at NPR Music:

  • Yasek Manzano, a Cuban trumpeter, is on World Cafe.
  • Elliott Sharp, guitarist, is interviewed about his newest Terraplane record.
  • The Sam Rivers Trio reunion concert was reviewed on Fresh Air. You can hear the first set here. (Note: I helped to produce this concert.)
  • JazzSet features Catherine Russell and Virginia Mayhew from the Mary Lou Williams Festival.
  • Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz features the Blossom Dearie episode.
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