It's Friday and I have a fresh batch of links for you:
- AccuJazz is a multichannel jazz radio station, featuring nearly a dozen channels of classic and mainstream jazz.
- Sing along with jazz or closet karaoke crooner? Jazzbacks has play along backing tracks of jazz standards for instrumentalists and vocalists, each has a description of its arrangement and can be played using the Real Book.
- A scat poem Presenting the Harlem Jazziacs (for Larry Scott), by Michael A. Gonzales, on the Blackpower: News, Blogs and Commentary for Metropolitan Thinkers.
- A new season of Jazz It Up! featuring Esperanza Spalding, Benny Golson, Lewis Nash, Bill Evans, and jazz news. Jazz It Up! is a production of BrownStone Digital, Inc., and contains live performances, news, and discussions by artists playing the array of styles that make jazz.
- Check out Marc Myers' take in Jazz Wax on Boz Scaggs' recently released CD Speak Low. He may make you think twice about having pooh-poohed Boz's appearance as a headliner at this year's Rochester International Jazz Festival, writing "[h]is voice continues to amaze with a soft leather-on-burlap feel."
So take five and explore. Let me know what you think in the comments ....There will be five more next week.