There is so much happening out on the "interwebs" about jazz and I try to cull out some random link for you each week on Friday. Here are five more:
- I like jazz ... I like beer ... it's summer ... NPR's version of Take Five recently did a sampling pairing jazz cuts with summer beers. What could be better?
- You can relive the epic Buddy Rich vs. Animal drum battle from Sesame Street on YouTube.
- I love getting the back story on music and Marc Myers recently wrote a great piece in Jazz Wax providing the skinny on John Coltrane's Naima, a love song to his first wife Naima Grubb, recorded on the Giant Steps album in 1960.
- The site doesn't do much for the eyes, but A Jazz Improvisation Almanac tries to "help the performer play jazz more effectively and ... the listener to better understand the performance of jazz. You be the judge ...
- Up close and personal with Joe Lovano playing with Bob Sneider, Mike Melito, and Phil Flanigan at the after hours on the last night of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Had to miss that last night due to a bum knee, but can get a bit of a taste...
So take five and explore. Let me know what you think in the comments ....There will be five more next week.