Sunday, June 14, 2009

Around the Blogs

Ethan Iverson from The Bad Plus blogs about the recent demise of Jazz Times and the media outlets that might come along to replace it:

"I strongly believe that if JazzTimes had just been about jazz, not about the machine, it could have struggled on, just like jazz always has.

Destination Out blogs with mp3's about the great jazz drummer and bandleader Roland Shannon Jackson:

"This work is ripe for rediscovery - by jazz musicians and beyond. For anyone seeking new ways to meld divergent rhythms and electric instruments, to balance solos and ensemble firepower, to fashion compositions whose complexity is masked by their immediacy, Ronald Shannon Jackson’s music serves as a wellspring."

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