People are talking about the mildly risqué pose on the cover of the upcoming Diana Krall album. Nate Chinen, Peter Hum. Related: Esperanza Spalding spoke a bit on the subject of physical appearance in the music business, with characteristic aplomb.
Etienne Charles is profiled before a West Coast gig. The trumpeter is from Trinidad and you hear it on his latest album.
Matthew E. White makes the cover story in Richmond, Virginia’s alt-weekly. Who? He runs this improvising band. But he’s about to become known as a legit indie rock star with his debut album as a singer-songwriter (and composer-arranger at that).
Nashville’s jazz scene, examined in a local newspaper. “The jazz situation here, contrary to other places, I think it’s probably in the best shape it’s ever been in.”