Friday Links

July 3, 2009

Those savvy Web surfers the Friday Linx are back to bring you some of their favorite stories of the last week or so.

  • rolled out a new channel focused on the Chicago jazz scene.
  • fulfilled a promise to donate three months of advertising revenue to David S. Ware’s recovery fund.
  • Guitarist Evan O’Reilly recounted the Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet’s recent European tour.
  • The Wire published the unedited transcript of Byron Coley’s interview with Ran Blake on its Web site.
  • Founding Editor, and American Music Center Composer Advocate, Frank J. Oteri interviewed Gunther Schuller for NewMusicBox.
  • Phil Freeman released a compilation of his articles called Sound Levels: Profiles in American Music, 2002-2009 that includes interviews with Ornette Coleman, Bill Dixon, Noah Howard, Tom Waits and many others.
  • Delmark Records and Jazz Record Mart founder Bob Koester was featured in the New York Times.
  • Steve Swallow shared formative stories, such as seeing The Beatles at Shea Stadium, in the Boston Phoenix.
Advertisements Launches Avant-Garde Jazz Channel

March 2, 2009

From the AccuJazz Blog:

The channel features a wide swath of Avant-Garde styles (i.e. not just free jazz). Sure, you’ll hear plenty of Coltrane, Ayler, and Peter Brötzmann blowing with fire and passion, but you’ll also hear Avant-Garde jazz/rock (Miles Davis, Jim Black, Mary Halvorson, MMW), jazz/classical experiments (Bill Dixon, Evan Parker, Michael Mantler), and other non-free Avant-Garde composers (Andrew Hill, Eric Dolphy, John Hollenbeck, Tim Berne, Nels Cline, I could go on and on…)

Click here to tune in.