Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday Session: December 21, 2014

John Coltrane
For your Sunday reading enjoyment and edification, some noteworthy news stories about jazz, creative music, and more from the past seven days:

* Barcelona Jazz Fest Hosts Redman, Marsalis in Historic Concert Hall (Down Beat)
* George Wein to Receive Recording Academy Trustees Award (Jazz Times)
* Antonio Sanchez's soaring beat takes flight in 'Birdman' (Los Angeles Times)
* Pérez, Blade, Patitucci To Headline 2015 Panama Jazz Festival (Down Beat)
* Family, Friends To Honor Haden at Memorial Concert in New York (Down Beat)
* How Vince Guaraldi Made Charlie Brown Cool (
* Deborah Brown: The Plastic Sax Person of the Year (Plastic Sax)
* The True Story of How Vinyl Spun Its Way Back From Near-Extinction (Billboard)
* 12 Amazing Things Scientists Discovered About Music This Year (
* Fifty years ago, John Coltrane and another fab four made music history with 'A Love Supreme' (
* Discover the Church of St. John Coltrane, Founded on the Divine Music of A Love Supreme (
* Did Coltrane say 'Allah Supreme'? (
* Billy Berg: Los Angeles' Jazz Nightlife Ace (
* Solving the 70-year mystery of Glenn Miller's death (
* Chance discovery casts new light on origins of polyphonic music (The Guardian)
* Book review: On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom (
* George Shearing's Holiday Set On Piano Jazz (
* A Jazz Piano Christmas (

Also, we remember the superb pianist and former St. Louisan John Hicks, born on this day in 1941:

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