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David Marchese talks to the actress and singer Cicely Tyson about different phases of her career, but also about relationship with Miles Davis (New York Times). --- Stefan Künzli (Luzerner Zeitung) and Harry Nutt (Frankfurter Rundschau) remember the career of the singer Caterina Valente on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
Francis Davis lists the winners of the 2020 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll (NPR). --- Lara Pelegrinelli and a team of independent reporters take the opportunity to analyze the NPR poll data for the presence of women jazz musicians and reflect upon the status of female jazz artists in general (NPR).
Eli Countryman reports about a benefit for the Birdland jazz club in New York supported by Bill Clinton, Clive Davis, Leslie Odom Jr. and others (Variety). --- The film "Soul" collects positive reviews all over; now Lisa Abend reports about discussions concerning "stereotyping and prejudice in European-language voice-overs, even when [film has] main characters of color" (New York Times).
John Soltes talks to the pianist Arturo O'Farrill about his latest album, "Four Questions" which features academic Dr. Cornel West (Hollywood Soapbox). --- The 89-year-old German trumpeter Dusko Goykovich receives the Berklee Master of Global Jazz Award, presented to him on 22 January during a livestream by Berklee president Roger Brown (Süddeutsche Zeitung, Berklee).
Peter Jaschke talks to the German trumpeter Johannes Stange about his decision to become an organic vegetables farmer after the pandemic canceled most last year's gigs (Mannheimer Morgen). --- Christian Laier talks to the German saxophonist Dirk Rumig about the way he deals with the effects of the crisis (Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung).
Kevin Canfield reports about the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which has filed for bankruptcy (The Oklahoman). --- Will Coviello asks about the future of jazz festivals in New Orleans after the JazzFest announced it would move its date from spring to September (New Orleans Times-Picayune).
Eckhard Roelcke talks to the German drummer Moritz Baumgärtner about the hardships created for musicians by the pandemic and about his lack of understanding for political decisions that seem to not realize the danger of the current crisis for the arts (Deutschlandfunk Kultur). --- David A. Taylor reports about a documentary by the Turkish filmmaker Umran Safter about Ahmed and Nesuhi Ertegun who in the 1930s and 1940s hosted "Black jazz artists on special jazz evenings at the Turkish Embassy in Washington" (Washington Post Magazine).
Ethan Iverson listens into and discusses each track of some trio and quartet recordings by Keith Jarrett with Charlie Haden, Paul Motian and Dewey Redman between 1967 and 1976 (Do the Math). --- Anja Buchmann talks to the German saxophonist Luise Volkmann who happens to be the next recipient of the Jazzinstitut's Kathrin Preis award (Deutschlandfunk).
Susanne Schilp reports about a room at the city hall of Berlin-Schöneberg which will be renamed in honor of the late guitarist Coco Schumann (Berliner Woche). --- Alastair Steel reports about and prints excerpts from an interview with saxophonist Stan Getz recorded in 1987 which will be aired for the first time on 2 February (Planet Radio).