By Sam Griffith
Last week, a few MORE jazz movies were announced/discussed/funded. There are links to some interesting discussions with musicians and scholars about the current state of jazz and jazz’s public reception. Also, Herbie Hancock was a guest performer with the roots on The Tonight Show.
- Herbie Hancock was on Jimmy Fallon last Monday night (no link, but you can find the entire episode on hulu).I’m still a little dissapointed that Herbie didn’t do more. He did promote his new book, which we will review on Dizzyland soon.
- Another jazz documentary is in the final works, this time focused on the Wayne Shorter. Hopefully the funding comes through!
- Another jazz biopic, staring Flea and about some person named Joe Albany. The headline for this article seems to sum it all up.
- Another Miles Davis book.
- An article by Ted Gioia about the recent negativity towards jazz.
- An interview with the trumpeter Avashai Cohen.
Anything else interesting that we missed? Contact us!
Also, any fan of jazz should follow Ted Gioia on twitter!