By Sam Griffith
Here is the week in jazz. Ethan Iverson shares his thoughts on Whiplash (and drums) (and North Texas!), Orrin Keepnews passed away, some nice writing about Willie Ruff (who is Willie Ruff!) and some announcements about new jazz films out on DVD.
- A post from Ethan Iverson on Whiplash and drums.
- An obituary for Clark Terry written by Peter Keepnews. Will it be possible for anyone to have the same career Clark Terry had? Held in the highest regard by trumpeters, by jazz musicians; played with almost every significant jazz person. Completely amazing.
- Orrin Keepnews passed away. Another jazz legend, who heard and knew a lot of jazz.
- Willie Ruff. Who is Willie Ruff? Continue reading.
- Jazz and golf. A lot of on-the-fly adjustment is required for both.
- Some newly released jazz films – Syncopation and The Connection. Both of them appear to have interesting ties to various jazz periods and give perspective to how the music has changed
Let us know if we’ve missed anything!