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More on Rene Marie, Jazzwax’s interview with Roy Haynes, Claude Thornhill in the Wall Street Journal, and inside comments from Mosaic’s Scott Wenzel

A few items of interest from around the online jazz world over the long holiday weekend:

*More on the Rene Marie national anthem controversy:

NPR story (includes an interview with Marie)

Marie’s website statement.

*Jazzwax master blogger Marc Myers has struck again–check out the beginning of his interview with legendary drummer Roy Haynes.

*The Bop and Beyond blog has posted a two-part interview with Mosaic Records producer Scott Wenzel, in which he gives some background detail on the research and other labor that goes into a Mosaic set (and also intimates that the label might consider returning to doing vinyl sets as well at some point).

*The Wall Street Journal looks at Indiana native Claude Thornhill and cool jazz.

*Volkher Hofmann has written a detailed, interesting remembrance and profile of drummer Ed Thigpen (best known for his stay in the Oscar Peterson trio) over at his Living With Music blog.

And finally, a happy centenary to Mr. Louis Jordan.

David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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