I'm bringing back this feature from a few years ago as search for new ways to connect and provide you with jazz-related links I've either come across or have been sent recently...
- Local jazz musician Rick Holland has started a site, Dr. Rick's Jazz Interviews, with interviews of jazz musicians and the occasional CD. Check it his interviews of Arturo Sandoval and Paul Smoker this month. Great stuff, Rick! Drop me a line if you want to write an occasional column here....
- Speaking of interviews, I think I shared the interview of Harold Danko by Mark Polishook in his Improvised Line blog on Facebook awhile back, but here it is again.
- Keeping with the interview theme, for a while I've been meaning to link to a five-part interview of Ned Corman published in August by the "Paleo Retiree" (Ray Sawhill) on the blog Uncouth Relections. Corman played with the Mangione Brothers and others back in the day, taught many years in Penfield, and was behind the Commission Project and its Swingin' Jazz golf tourney, and helped get the Rochester jazz festival going. Coincidentally, Ned has written an memoir Nows the Time). Here's the interview: Post 1, Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, and Post 5 (beware that portions of this blog, but not the posts, are NSFW...)
- Quincy Jones' staff contacted me recently to share with my readers about his newest film, Keep on Keepin’ On, about the life of jazz legend and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Clark Terry, and his relationship with a blind student pianist and prodigy Justin Kauflin. Here's the trailer for this documentary. It opened in NYC on October 3rd and perhaps will appear somewhere around here? If you hear it is, let me know so I can get it in the listings.
- Dizzyland: Jazz: Reviewed & Replayed is a blog trying to explore the future of jazz with a bow to its past. One interesting and apparently regular post is to link to jazz concerts being streamed over the interwebs.
I'm always finding new jazz links to put out there for you. They won't always get into these posts, but I'll usually share them on the Jazz@Rochester Twitter or the Facebook pages. If you have a jazz link to share here with the Rochester jazz community and beyond, send us an email by clicking on the Contact Us button below the banner.