- A look at Prestige's Moodsville ballad albums, which attempted to merge jazz and Easy Listening, by Brian McCoy at Examiner.com.
- Jazz in Paris under the Nazis at FromTheBarrelhouse.com.
- Steve Barrow on Britain's Mods at ModCulture.co.uk.
The Civilized Cinema. If you've never had an opportunity to see Jazz on a Summer's Day (1960), which documents the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, or if you have seen it and want a perfect summer weekend watch, here's the film...
Oddball album of the week.
I tend to avoid exotica album covers for this space. Their inherent oddball-ness makes them too obvious as targets. But this one was worthy—a female model apprehensive and anxious in the steamy, feverish tropics of Scarsdale, N.Y.