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Jeffrey Sultanov pays tribute to composer/arranger Nelson Riddle on the occasion of his centennial (The Eclectic's Corner part 1; The Eclectic's Corner part 2). --- Felix Tenbaum talks to German drummer Silvan Strauß (NDR).
Matthias Bäumel remembers the International Dixieland Festival in Dresden, (then East) Germany, of the 1970s and 1980s (Dresdner Universitätsjournal). --- Nick Garber reports about a block on East 126th Street in Harlem where Art Kane's legendary photo "A Great Day in Harlem" was shot in August 1958 and which now will be known as Art Kane Harlem 1958 Place (Patch).
Adam Gopnik talks to radio hosts Jonathan Schwartz and Sid Mark who keep the memory of Frank Sinatra alive (The New Yorker). --- Evan Malachowsky looks at Taschen's reprint of the famous William Claxton/Joachim Ernst Berendt book Jazz Life from a fashion perspective (Gear Patrol).
John Lamb reports about a mural remembering Duke Ellington's famous 1940 concert in Fargo, North Dakota (Duluth News Tribune). --- Jamie Ludwig talks to singer Sasha Daltonn about her career as well as about the Chicago Gospel Music Festival (Chicago Reader).
John Edward Hasse pays tribute to guitarist Kenny Burrell on the occasion of his 90th birthday (Wall Street Journal). --- Jack Dutton talks to South African musicians Majaja Mdingi, Gloria Bosman, Luvuju Kakaza, McCoy Mrubata about a jazz collective in Cape Town that brings jazz back into South African townships (Al Jazeera).
On the occasion of the Goethe-Institut's 70th anniversary Harry Nutt looks back at the mission of the German cultural institution bringing language and culture to foreign countries and often relying on jazz projects (Frankfurter Rundschau). --- Andrian Kreye listens to some recent recordings of pianist James Francies (Süddeutsche Zeitung).
Marc Myers talks to ragtime pianist Terry Waldo (JazzWax). --- Roland Spiegel reports about German saxophonist Joe Viera who initiated both the jazz festival in Burghausen and a regular workshop which went online last year leading to a major clash between Viera and the organization committee (BR Klassik).
Jessica Schlage talks to German saxophonist Julius Gawlik (NDR). --- Ljubiša Tošic hears the latest album "Coda" by trumpeter Michael Mantler (Der Standard). --- Bill DeYoung talks to trumpeter Duane Eubanks (St. Pete Catalyst).
Jon Norton talks to the saxophonist Lisella Martin (WGLT). --- Jake Wunsch talks to saxophonist Anna Webber (News from the Shed) and trumpeter Peter Evans (News from the Shed). --- Philip Montoro talks to drummer Dana Hall (Chicago Reader).
Sven Hecker looks back at the career of German singer Ruth Hohmann (MDR). --- Julian E.J. Sorapuru reports about the Kid Ory Historic House in LaPlace, Louisiana (New Orleans Times-Picayune). --- Wolfgang Sandner talks to Swedish trombonist Nils Landgren (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung).
Sophia Fischer remembers pianist Lil Hardin Armstrong (Deutschlandfunk Kultur). --- Betsy Cribb looks back at 60 years Preservation Hall in New Orleans (Southern Living). --- A historic building in New Orleans which once housed the Karnofsky Taylor Shop, considered "second home" to Louis Armstrong, was destroyed by Hurricane Ida (ABC57, Smithsonian Magazine).
Duante Beddingfield talks to singers Dee Dee Bridgewater (Detroit Free Press) and Gregory Porter (Detroit Free Press), as well as to pianist Kenny Barron (Detroit Free Press). --- A downtown plaza in Montréal will be named after pianist Oscar Peterson (Delta Optimist). --- Marc Myers talks to producer Hank O'Neal of Chiaroscuro Records fame (JazzWax).
Saxophonist Darius Jones recalls his year during the lockdown (The Brooklyn Rail). --- David Pilling talks to Ethiopian vibraphonist Mulatu Astatke (Financial Times). --- Marc Eich reports about an exhibition documenting 60 years jazz in Villingen, Germany (Schwarzwälder Bote). --- Andreas Hartmann talks to Berlin jazz promoter 'Assi' Glöde (die tageszeitung).
The New York Times lets sixteen musicians and experts select one recording each of a trumpet feature, mostly in jazz and classical music, among them Terence Blanchard choosing his own "Funeral Dirge", Seth Colter Walls choosing Louis Armstrong's "Dear Old Southland", Wadada Leo Smith choosing Miles Davis' "Calypso Frelimo", Mark Stryker choosing Kenny Dorham's "I Had the Craziest Dream", Nate Wooley choosing Ron Miles' "Witness", Steph Richard choosing Johnny Coles' "Sunken Treasure" (with Gil Evans), and C.J. Camerieri choosing Louis Armstrong's "Black and Blue" (New York Times).