Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday Session: December 28, 2014

Sun Ra
For your Sunday reading enjoyment and edification, some noteworthy news stories from the past week about jazz, creative music, and more:

* 7 Visionary Women Who Paved The Way For Electronic Music (Champion Up North)
* Interview with Jason Moran (Film Music)
* Thailand’s ‘Gong Highway’ (New York Times)
* Café Society: Swing Historical music diluted by a history lesson (Jazz Times)
* Threadgill, with Zooid Quintet, Finds New Voice at Brooklyn Performance (Down Beat)
* Whiplash: Two Thumbs Down (George Colligan)
* 'Birdman' Score Drummed Out Of Oscars As Academy Rejects Filmmaker's Appeal (
* Market for vinyl albums grows in Columbia and nationwide (Columbia Daily Tribune)
* Key Change: American Jazz Musicians Witness History in Cuba (NBC)
* Why 2015 will be the end of an era in music (
* Our Times: The Louis Armstrong childhood arrest that no one knew about (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
* Sun Ra Memories by John Sinclair (Iron Man Records)
* This orchestra is made from lamps and electricity (Wired UK)
* Iyer Caps Banner Year with Dynamic Concert at Brooklyn Academy of Music (Down Beat)
* Buddy DeFranco: The Clarinetist Who Swung To Bebop (
* The Night Before Christmas (The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong)
* A Sun Ra Christmas: Hear His 1976 Radio Broadcast of Poetry and Music (

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