Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday Session: January 11, 2015

Vijay Iyer
For your Sunday reading enjoyment and edification, some noteworthy items from the past week about jazz, creative music, and more:

* In Music, Uniformity Sells (The Atlantic)
* Paris classical music row intensifies as new concert hall prepares to open (The Guardian UK)
* Mahanthappa, Lake, Iyer To Play 2015 New York Winter Jazzfest (Down Beat)
* Vijay Iyer to Host 12-Set Residency in NYC (JazzTimes)
* Vijay Iyer Hates the Toys 'R' Us Ferris Wheel (New York)
* A history of New Music in NYC, 1972-82. Tom Johnson's Village Voice articles (, PDF)
* Thom Yorke likely made millions from torrenting his new record (AV Club)
* The Original Funky Drummers On Life With James Brown (NPR)
* Nashville's musical middle class collapses (Nashville Tennessean)
* 6 Predictions For The Music Industry In 2015 (
* Nielsen Music's Year-End: Streaming Is Not Killing the Record Business (Billboard)
* Music tech through the ages (
* Ravi Coltrane Pays Moving Tribute to His Father at SFJAZZ Celebration of A Love Supreme (Down Beat)
* R.I.P. Andrae Crouch: Remembering the Gospel Great's Immense Influence (Billboard)
* Video demonstrates how mind-numbingly formulaic and shitty Country pop music has become (
* Ornette Coleman Quietly Releases New Album (Jazz Times)
* Disco Mystic: Ornette Coleman, Asha Puthli and Science Fiction (
* The 2015 Jazz Connect Conference in Photos (Jazz Times)

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