Esperanza Spaulding performs at Newport with Joe Lovano's UsFive (Wiqan Ang via A Blog Supreme)
I'm off on vacation through next Friday. I'll be back with you shortly thereafter. In the meantime, below are this month's links.
- Jazz.com remembers Don Ellis (part 1/part 2).
- Miles Davis skateboards!!1!1
- destination: OUT is rerunning some old favorites this month, be sure to check that out.
- The new Dave Holland site has some free bonus tracks from Pass it On.
- The Newport Jazz Festival was last weekend. NPR's A Blog Supreme has photos (1, 2, 3), as does Nate Chinen. NPR Music has full coverage, plus archived performances, here.
- The Bad Plus' Ethan Iverson on his vinyl collection.
- Longtime jazz writer Chris Albertson has a new blog, Stomp Off in C... (h/t jazz.com).