By Sam Griffith
A pretty eventful week in jazz, unfortunately ending with the passing of Clark Terry. Whiplash won 3 academy awards (jazz wins!), the Village Vanguard is old, Fred Hersch has some new music and Branford answers some questions.
- Rest in Peace Clark Terry. I’m sure over the next week or so, many great stories will be discussed about Terry’s career and genuine musical joy.
- Jazz won 3 times yesterday. I’ll be seeing this movie very soon.
- The Village Vanguard is turning 80. I hope we never lose it. Such an iconic venue for jazz performances and recordings.
- A summary of a new DVD by Fred Hersch.
- Branford Marsalis dissects Jay-Z. Branford is a great speaker and I do thoroughly enjoy his ability to answer questions in a truthful (perhaps even a little too truthful) manner.
- NOT JAZZ – but a great article on how the Romantic-style is used in video game soundtracks. (via @tedgioia)
Let us know if we’ve missed something!