Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Session: January 25, 2015

Maceo Parker
For your Sunday reading enjoyment and edification, here are some noteworthy items encountered during the past week about jazz, creative music, and more:

* The Piano Is Dead! Long Live the Piano! (The Daily Beast)
* For Musicians, a TV Series Underscores Diminishing Role (New York Times)
* Five Long Term Music Industry Predictions (And How Disney Will Rule The World) (Music Industry Blog)
* Blowin’ Heat: Maceo Parker On James Brown, ‘Get On Up,’ Ferguson, and Musical Unity (KQED)
* Netflix Producing Nina Simone Documentary from Liz Garbus, Set for 2015 (Variety)
* Sundance 2015 first look review: What Happened, Miss Simone? – a remarkable life, painted by numbers (The Guardian UK)
* Watch a human musician and his robots improvise together (Washington Post)
* Jazz Education Network Conference 2015: Sharing The Gift Of Jazz (KPLU)
* Jazz Connect & Winter Jazzfest – a New York state of mind (Seattle Times)
* 4-Disc Box of Coltrane’s 1961 European Tour Coming - Quintet recordings feature Eric Dolphy (Jazz Times)
* Bo Dollis, Mardi Gras Indians Big Chief, Dies at 71 - Prominent frontman of NOLA’s Wild Magnolias (Jazz Times)
* Meeting of New Music Minds at SF Gathering (New Music Box)
* Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock Announce World Tour (Billboard)
* Moog Announces System 55, System 35 & Model 15 Reissues (Future Music)
* Setting New Standards - American Songbook Series Reshapes the Canon (New York Times)
* Pro Tools Is Releasing a Free Version of Its Legendary Audio Software (Gizmodo)
* Music Bureaucrats’ Nomination Abomination (Wall Street Journal)
* When Bauhaus Met Lounge Music (The Atlantic)
* The Bad Plus puts its spin on a classic Ornette Coleman LP (Boston Globe)
* This Is What The Sound of Your Refrigerator Looks Like (
* Branford Marsalis, taking the long view (Boston Globe)

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