ESP-Disk’, the record label which documented much of the great free jazz classics of the 1960s and beyond, is the subject of a new oral history. Unsavory elements are not glossed over, this review would indicate.
RIP Byard Lancaster, the saxophonist based in Philadelphia. The interview linked above has more on the man.
Another New York jazz club plans a record label associated with their enterprise. That makes at least three (Smalls, Blue Note, Iridium) by my count.
“Live Jazz is Stale,” the blog post claims. I agree with some of this, although I wouldn’t exactly use that headline!
“Write A Song,” this blog post claims, rather than play a bunch of standards and call it an album. I hear where this is coming from, but ultimately disagree: Who cares what tunes you play as long as it sounds good?