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Title: Some fav music websites and blogs
Post by: ctingle on Jan 04, 2009, 02:19PM
With the goal of trying to feed more discussion of music here, I thought it might be interesting to see what sites and blogs others are checking out, along with sharing some of my favs.  Here are some:

http://urge2burge.wordpress.com/ (http://urge2burge.wordpress.com/) is my latest and greatest discovery - "You Are What You Hear - a live jazz blog":  a great library consisting only of live shows.  I've listened there lately to Freddie, Mike Brecker, Charlie Haden, early Wynton

http://liebintervals.blogspot.com/ (http://liebintervals.blogspot.com/)
INTERVALS-DAVID LIEBMAN NEWSLETTER:  Lieb has to be one of the great "thinkers" in jazz, and luckily he puts his thought into words here on his blog.

Portland Jazz Festival
http://pdxjazz.com/blog (http://pdxjazz.com/blog)
The festival's artistic director, Bill Royston, is one of the most eclectic and experienced festival programmers and presenters in the world, and I like his tone and endless curiosity.

DO THE MATH  http://thebadplus.typepad.com/ (http://thebadplus.typepad.com/)
the bad plus blog and webzine is primarily the work of Ethan Iverson, the pianist in the trio, but he gathers many other forces and collaborators for a great read.

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
http://secretsociety.typepad.com/ (http://secretsociety.typepad.com/)
I firmly believe Darcy is going to be one of the major voices in large ensembles for the next decade+.  If he ever loses his comp/arranging steam, he'd make one helluva writer/journalist.

http://www.artsjournal.com/rifftides/ (http://www.artsjournal.com/rifftides/)
Doug Ramsey's blog is a good mainstream source from a good jazz journalist.

I guess I've started with a rather narrow list so far, but I'll leave it to these to get the ball rolling.

What are you checking out?

Cheers,


Title: Re: Some fav websites and blogs
Post by: ctingle on Jan 06, 2009, 09:45AM
For latin jazz, I don't know of one better and more frequent than Chip Boaz' blog, The Latin Jazz Corner:

http://www.chipboaz.com/blog/2009/01/06/10-latin-jazz-perspectives-on-freddie-hubbard/ (http://www.chipboaz.com/blog/2009/01/06/10-latin-jazz-perspectives-on-freddie-hubbard/)


Title: Re: Some fav music websites and blogs
Post by: ctingle on Jan 07, 2009, 11:58PM
The great trumpeter, composer, bandleader Dave Douglas has one of the most active and eclectic blog sites I know of:  The Green Leaf Music Blog

http://www.greenleafmusic.com/ (http://www.greenleafmusic.com/)

Recent entries include:

# John Adams - Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life "- 15 hours ago"It's the rare mid-career artist who can write a perceptive and necessary autobiography. Writing takes time away from other creative tasks, and the distancing perspective of later life is most ofte...
# The Real West Wing "- 1 day ago"For all those West Wingers out there... Here's to the new years ahead.
# McCaslin News "- 2 days ago"Recommended Tools graced many top lists this year. And we thank everyone for their kind words. Check out Peter Margasak's Post-No-Bills list , and Francis Davis' list. And we don't ha...
# on Mars "- 2 days ago"Over the break, I was lucky enough to catch a screening of Christmas On Mars, a film by psychedelia stars the Flaming Lips. Musically, the soundtrack is pretty unbelievable. Lots of great orchestrat...
# Listening to Freddie Hubbard "- 6 days ago"


Title: Re: Some fav music websites and blogs
Post by: RedHotMama on Jan 08, 2009, 01:12AM
Not a blog, but the only music site I check out with any regularity is, of course,

www.redhotjazz.com

Thousands of jazzrecordings for free, plus information on the musicians, pictures and videos.


Title: Re: Some fav music websites and blogs
Post by: ctingle on Jan 08, 2009, 09:14AM
Dialing up a little Teagarden as I write - thanks Mama.  If I listen to x minutes of trad, can I get you to listen to x minutes of more modern jazz?

What do you think of John Allred's stuff?  If you say anything about high or fiddly, I think I'll throw my computer through the wall.....but hey, your entitled to your opinion, right?

What else are you checking out in the great wide musical world?  The musical blogosphere?

Here's another jazz blog with some good, in depth interviews with people like Jimmy Cobb, the featured artist up at the moment:

http://www.jazzwax.com/ (http://www.jazzwax.com/)

Mama, you ever heard of Jimmy Cobb?  Would you be willing to listen to some of his music with an open mind, especially since he played drums on one of the most famous jazz recordings of all time, Miles' Kind of Blue???

Go groove,

Cheers,

Not a blog, but the only music site I check out with any regularity is, of course,

www.redhotjazz.com

Thousands of jazzrecordings for free, plus information on the musicians, pictures and videos.


Title: Re: Some fav music websites and blogs
Post by: RedHotMama on Jan 08, 2009, 12:06PM
I'm not currently checking anything else out, Chip, and I'm not at all interested in blogs. However, if there was an informative and easily accessible site such as redhotjazz, offering the sort of music you mention, I might do so. Can you recommend any?


Title: Re: Some fav music websites and blogs
Post by: ctingle on Jan 08, 2009, 10:13PM
That's exactly what I'm describing here in this thread, though not necessarily in the format you describe.  I hope you'll partake, not only as a musician, but as a hopefully well informed moderator on this fine forum.

Enjoy,

I'm not currently checking anything else out, Chip, and I'm not at all interested in blogs. However, if there was an informative and easily accessible site such as redhotjazz, offering the sort of music you mention, I might do so. Can you recommend any?


Title: Re: Some fav music websites and blogs
Post by: ctingle on Jan 09, 2009, 05:35PM
http://jazzprofiles.blogspot.com/ (http://jazzprofiles.blogspot.com/)

I've really been diggin this one lately, having read lengthy interviews on Pete Christlieb, Victor Feldman....digs into each person/musician much deeper than most any mag or site I can think of.

The present feature is on Bill Crow, the fine bassist/author.

Enjoy,


Title: Re: Some fav music websites and blogs
Post by: DaveAshley on Jan 09, 2009, 05:36PM
www.allmusic.com

Incredible cross-reference site


Title: Re: Some fav music websites and blogs
Post by: ctingle on Jan 22, 2009, 05:17PM
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91567367 (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91567367)

One of my favorite bands led by one of my favorite drummers, Brian Blade, is the featured live concert on NPR's series, "Live from The Village Vanguard".  Check it out along with a long list of archived concerts, some even downloadable rather than just streamable.

Enjoy,


Title: Re: Some fav music websites and blogs
Post by: ctingle on Jan 24, 2009, 06:35PM
http://www.fabchannel.com/alice_russell_concert (http://www.fabchannel.com/alice_russell_concert)

So I bit on an email promo for Alice Russell - great blue eyed soul from England.  But the bigger discovery for me was this site, fabchannel.com.  It's all live shows in good quality from what I can tell so far, and from many genres.

Enjoy,


Title: Re: Some fav music websites and blogs
Post by: ctingle on Feb 12, 2009, 06:24PM
http://www.chipboaz.com/blog/2009/02/12/orlando-lopez-1933-2009-5-albums-to-help-remember-cachaito/ (http://www.chipboaz.com/blog/2009/02/12/orlando-lopez-1933-2009-5-albums-to-help-remember-cachaito/)

I feel the need to share this link to a nice send off for one of the great Cuban bassists of our time, the nephew of the iconic Cachao - Cachaito Lopez.  Here are five great recordings to check out as only an intro to this important figure.

Go groove,


Title: Re: Some fav music websites and blogs
Post by: ctingle on Feb 22, 2009, 03:00PM
http://jazzcorner.com/innerviews/ (http://jazzcorner.com/innerviews/)

One of my favorite sites for good radio-style interviews with decent sized music clips.  I'm checking out the latest from Chick Corea, John McGlaughlin, and Christian McBride.

Groovy Sunday to youz,


Title: Re: Some fav music websites and blogs
Post by: ctingle on Mar 01, 2009, 06:40PM
http://liebintervals.blogspot.com/2009/02/wednesday-december-31-2008-intervals.html (http://liebintervals.blogspot.com/2009/02/wednesday-december-31-2008-intervals.html)

Dave Liebman, one of my favorite musicians and artistic thinkers, puts out his bimonthly newsletter in blog form as above.  Check it out for news on his doings, along with thoughts on the scene and art in general.

Cheers,


Title: Re: Some fav music websites and blogs
Post by: ctingle on Mar 09, 2009, 09:55AM
I've never heard the sound of Miles Davis' voice before he damaged his vocal chords, but this 1953 radio broadcast recording from St. Louis gives us another view of the enigma called Miles, along with a midwestern DJ's views and tone, for better or worse:

http://euclidrecords.blogspot.com/2009/02/miles-in-st-louis-part-three.html (http://euclidrecords.blogspot.com/2009/02/miles-in-st-louis-part-three.html)

Enjoy,


Title: Re: Some fav music websites and blogs
Post by: ctingle on Mar 15, 2009, 12:36AM
I needed a dose of Mike Brecker tonight, and ended up on these two:

http://www.michaelbreckerliverecordings.com/index.html (http://www.michaelbreckerliverecordings.com/index.html)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LYXdNW7uYI&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LYXdNW7uYI&feature=related) Mike w Bobby McFerrin in the late 80's.

Do enjoy, and send out thanks for all the good notes Mike gave us while he was here.

Peace,


Title: Re: Some fav music websites and blogs
Post by: ctingle on May 11, 2009, 10:09PM
http://accujazz.com/ (http://accujazz.com/)

Free jazz radio, 24/7 streaming....apparently categorized and sorted, even offering a "TROMBONE CHANNEL" coming soon.

Check em out,


Title: Re: Some fav music websites and blogs
Post by: baileyman on Jun 25, 2009, 08:04PM
http://accujazz.com/ (http://accujazz.com/)

Free jazz radio, 24/7 streaming....apparently categorized and sorted, even offering a "TROMBONE CHANNEL" coming soon.

Check em out,

Trombone channel is up. 

http://player.slipstreamradio.com/player/slipstream/accujazz/?channel=Channel9&sub=SubTrombone

I find it doesn't play through Firefox, though.  I can't seem to quite get rid of Explorer...


Title: Re: Some fav music websites and blogs
Post by: oldvalveguy on Jun 27, 2009, 10:09PM
:clever: Here are a couple of my favorites.

For you valve players:
http://www.bobbrookmeyer.com/ (http://www.bobbrookmeyer.com/)

A vast amount of info:
http://www.apassion4jazz.net/ (http://www.apassion4jazz.net/)

 :bassclef:


Title: Re: Some fav music websites and blogs
Post by: ctingle on Jul 20, 2009, 11:26PM
http://vimeo.com/5079152 (http://vimeo.com/5079152)

Already mentioned elsewhere, but Dave Douglas' Brass Ecstasy is so killin, and captured in great aural and visual quality @ Josh Roseman's space.


Title: Re: Some fav music websites and blogs
Post by: ctingle on Jan 17, 2010, 02:15PM
Reviving this thread to share a link to live recordings from Small's in NYC - John Allred in duo with Ehud Asherie at the piano.  Calling tunes as they go, it's so great to be able to hear John in this format thanks to Small's archives of live webcasts.

Happy Sunday all,