Thursday, July 14, 2005

Interesting Articles and Information has an interesting interview with Sue Mingus, where she discusses the Mingus legacy and recent projects entitled Sue Mingus: "First and Foremost a Composer"

Downbeat has released it's 2005 Critics Poll Awards, and these are a few of the interesting choices:

Dave Holland: Best Jazz Artist, Best Big Band, Best Acoustic Bassist
Maria Schneider: Best Jazz Album, Best Composer, Best Arranger
Steve Lacy: Hall of Fame
Jason Moran: Rising Star Jazz Artist, Rising Star Acoustic Group, Rising Star Composer, Rising Star Acoustic Piano
Dave Douglas: Best Trumpet
James Carter: Best Baritone Saxophone
Bill Frisell: Best Guitar