David Adler: Bright Moments with George Coleman. Wow! This is amazing. Interesting to see tensions with Hancock/Carter/Williams rhythm section alive and well after 50 years. Never paid attention to that “Bye Bye Blackbird” before: Coleman plays like an angel. Comments about Max Roach and Chet Baker also fill in puzzle pieces.
Mark Stryker: Famed jazz bassist Ron Carter picks 10 faves from his 2,200 recordings. This sent me back to another track from that period I never noticed before, “Baby Won’t You Please Come Home.”
Richard Williams: Harmolodics: The Truth at Last. Beautiful piece of paper. I also left a comment. Kudos to Richard for running his always interesting and well-written blog.
SoundAdvice: Interview with Anthony Tidd.
Kevin Whitehead: ‘Musical Monsters’ Revisits A 1980 Concert By Cornet Player Don Cherry.
Ralph A. Miriello: Interview with Randy Brecker. Long and vital.
Ted Drozdowski: Forgotten Heroes: Sonny Sharrock’ s Footprints on the Moon. I learned a lot from this in-depth article.
Joe Chambers: California Sunshine: Remembering Bobby Hutcherson.
Eugene Holley, Jr.: The Ion Man Cometh: Talking With Greg Tate.