Marc Myers takes a look at the bop careers of Buddy DeFranco and Kenny Drew and Don Byas’ time in Paris.
The Free Jazz Collective takes a look at Tom Trio II’s On and On (Singlespeed 2014), available for purchase here, and Marc Ducret’s Tower Bridge (Ayler Records 2014) available for purchase here.
The Los Angeles Jazz Society celebrated Flip and Shelly Manne last week.
Tonight at 6pm Jazz Night in America has a video webcast of Wallace Roney and Regina Carter live from Detroit performing music Wayne Shorter wrote for Miles Davis as part of the 2014 Detroit Jazz Festival
Elements of Jazz lists the top 50 jazz albums getting radio play in the past week, with Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Trio (with Kenny Barron and Ron Carter) taking the top spot.
I Dig Jazz takes a look at Michigan-based Meri Slaven and Gary Shcunk’s new albums
Jazz.com has Nasheet Waits looking at 12 classic Max Roach albums
NextBop takes a look at a new free jazz EP, Viking, from The Thing, and Ayal Tsubery’s debut, Decisions
Jazz a la Mode talks to Jimmy Heath and Phil Woods
Brilliant Corners revisits the story behind “Strange Fruit”
I Was Doin’ Alright takes a look at Keep on Keepin’ On, a documentary about Clark Terry
All About Jazz reviews Abdulla Ibrahim’s recent performance at Zankel Hall