Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Session: February 22, 2015

Billy Strayhorn
For your Sunday reading, some interesting music-related items that have hit StLJN's inbox over the past week:

* Duke Ellington’s Ode to the First Moon Landing (Air & Space)
* Steve Reich On Tape Loops, Repetition & Phasing (
* Critic's Notebook - Jazz singers bring new life to old standards (Los Angeles Times)
* Narrowing the 90 Miles - How U.S.-Cuba relations may play out for musicians (Wall Street Journal)
* Apple Doesn't Want to Compete -- It Wants to Own the Record Business (Billboard)
* How the Music Industry Is Alienating Its Most Passionate Customers (Digital Music News)
* Captain Beefheart’s Failed Bid for Mainstream Success (Wondering Sound)
* Wizards of Sound - Retouching acoustics, from the restaurant to the concert hall (The New Yorker)
* As the Village Vanguard Turns 80, It Remains New York’s Most Cherished Jazz Club (New York Observer)
* Can New Orleans Save Its Brass Bands? (The Daily Beast)
* Don Was: Moving Blue Note Forward One Day at a Time (DownBeat)
* Jazz Saxophonist Branford Marsalis: Jay-Z Doesn't Know What He's Talking About (San Antonio Current)
* Too Late Blues: Nica Goes to Hollywood - The story of Cassavetes, Mingus and "the Baroness" of jazz (Jazz Times)
* The Doctor Is In: Eddie Henderson On Life As 'The Funk Surgeon' (NPR)
* Composer Billy Strayhorn in the limelight at last (The Scotsman)
* 7 Things You Didn't Realize Are Happening Every Time You Stream a Song on Spotify (
* Starbucks Will Stop Selling CDs In Their Stores Next Month (Forbes)
* A Half Century of Creative Musicianship with the AACM (WTTW)

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