-NPR’s A Blog Supreme covers Jazz and Colors in NYC’s Central Park this past weekend, an outdoor festival of jazz standards focused on NYC. Artists included- the JD Allen Quartet, Mingus Big Band, Wayne Escoffery Quartet.
-A quick clip. Branford Marsalis interviews Sonny Rollins on his relationship with Charlie Parker.
-Dave Douglas interview with JazzTimes.
-A 1967 DownBeat article by Ornette Coleman on the state of America and the music industry, it still seems relevant.
All things Miles:
-A great 1985 interview with Miles Davis. Its a pretty funny interview, “Coltrane was a very greedy man. Bird was, too. He was a big hog.”
-Dave Liebman on Miles Davis from an excerpt of the book What It Is: The Life of a Jazz Artist.