I thought I'd start a new regular post on Fridays, which I've decided to call Take Five Friday and designed a special image (with a deep bow to the Dave Brubeck Quartet album Time Out on which Paul Desmond's Take Five is found). Each Friday, I'll do a post with five links to jazz-oriented sites and sounds I've come across out there in the wide world of the "interwebs" that were unique, made me stop and listen or read, or I thought my be interesting. Here is the first set:
- Doug Ramsey reviews McCoy Tyner's new disc Guitars on Rifftides.
- Chatting With Jimmy Cobb, Kind of Blue's Last Surviving Player: Remembering the greatest jazz album of all time, 50 years on (by Rob Trucks in The Village Voice, Oct. 8, 2008).
- A jazz blog, This Shape of Jazz, with the musings of Matthew Ditullo about different albums primarily from the 1960s of the avant-garde, but also touches on bop, hard-bop, soul jazz and post-bop.
- Howard Mandel describes a recent bit of fun that Steven Colbert poked at jazz in Jazz Beyond Jazz.
- Billie Holiday singing Fine and Mellow in 1957 with a historic lineup of greats, including Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Gerry Mulligan, Roy Eldridge, Doc Cheatham, Vic Dickenson, Danny Barker, Milt Hinton, and Mal Waldron.
So take five and explore. Let me know what you think in the comments....There will be five more next week.