Thursday, July 26, 2012

News+Happenings: July 26, 2012

Highlights include: 
  • Ever wonder what makes a jazz tune a standard? Click here to find out.
  • The SFWEEKLY reports on the top 5 things you need to know about the SFJAZZ Center.
  • Ravi Coltrane discusses his ongoing mission to preserve the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills, NY where his father lived and composed many of his greatest compositions including A Love Supreme.
  • Brad Mehldau debuted his new electric project with drummer Mark Guiliana, MEHLIANA!
  • The full director's cut of Sun Ra's "Space is the Place" found its way to YouTube.
  • "Things ain't what it use to be," is the title of a recent NPR A Blog Supreme article on the changing landscape of mentoring in the jazz world.
  • Voice of America's Jazz Beat blog has written a fascinating profile of trumpeter Randy Brecker, with some great vintage Brecker Brothers video clips.
  • NPR Music has been kind enough to post the Jazz24 session of bebop supergroup The Cookers, worth a listen!
  • euronews speaks to the Brazilian icon Gilberto Gil about his fifty years in music. Includes video.

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