In other corners of the jazz blogosphere:
- At jazz.com, Maria Schneider discusses her twelve favorite Gil Evans tracks.
- Darcy James Argue links a YouTube of Clark Terry playing live with the Wayne Shorter Quartet in 1986. Though Wayne was playing in a fusion vein at the time, Terry does not miss a step. There's a reason Miles Davis treated Terry so reverently in his memoirs; the man can still play with anybody who comes his way.
- Ethan Iverson reviews Douglas Henry Daniels’ Lester Leaps In: The Life and Times of Lester "Pres" Young, a new bio of Lester Young, and offers some good thoughts on the multitude of approaches to jazz criticism. Ethan also recently posted a massive interview with Tim Berne that is worth your time.
- Dave Douglas recently guest posted at A Blog Supreme, writing about the business of jazz in a changing economic climate. Elsewhere at NPR, the All Songs Considered blog takes a look at some legendary New Orleans pianists.
- Ted Gioia discusses a recent NEA study which suggests that the audience for jazz is both shrinking and aging.
- At WBGO, Dave Brubeck discusses the legacy of his 1959 album Time Out.
- Night Lights has an extensive interview with jazz scholar John Gennari. John's book is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and development of jazz criticism.