Sunday, February 08, 2015

Sunday Session: February 8, 2015

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

* John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme' Is Still a Masterpiece After 50 Years (Newsweek)
* Matt Wilson, on finding consolation in jazz (Ottawa Citizen)
* When Musicians Unintentionally Steal (Pacific Standard)
* Two-Letter Domain Change Lands Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Middle of Heated Debate, V.P. André Guess Weighs In (
* Concert: The Bad Plus at Berklee Performance Center - Trio performs Ornette Coleman’s “Science Fiction” with special guests (Jazz Times)
* Inside The Awesome Synth Lair Of Mark Mothersbaugh (
* Racism and Jazz Mythology (Brilliant Corners, A Boston Jazz Blog)
* Legendary Bassist Carol Kaye on Joe Cocker and What's Wrong With Today's Singers (
* Composing the Future: A Talk With Jazz Titan Henry Threadgill (KQED)
* The Netflix of Vinyl: How VNYL actually works (Consequence of Sound)
* New Frequencies Fest brings cutting-edge performers to Bay Area (Contra Costa Times)
* Why Americans Hate Instrumental Music (
* The End of Guitar Center (Eric Garland)
* The Noise And How To Bring It: Hank Shocklee Interviewed (The Quietus)
* A Striking Exception - A record label proves successful by bucking commercial trends (Wall Street Journal)
* Jazz Searches For The New Land: Yusef Lateef's Jazz ’Round The World (The Wire)
* Yes, Major Record Labels Are Keeping Nearly All The Money They Get From Spotify, Rather Than Giving It To Artists (TechDirt)
* The Next Important Jazz Singer - A Brief Interview with Sara Gazarek (Medium)
* The Bill Evans Legacy (Wall Street Journal)
* The '90s Alliance Between Blue Note and Hip-Hop (Wondering Sound)
* Kind Of Weird: How The Köln Concert Made Keith Jarrett A Pop Star (The Concourse/Deadspin)
* Gentrification versus Jazzification: Birdland nightclub grows vision to spark jazz district (KALW)
* Bleckmann, Vandermark Generate Sparks at Winter Jazzfest (DownBeat)
* Labels, not Spotify, are screwing over artists and breaking the music industry. Here’s how to fix it. (Pando Daily)
* Big Shake-Up to Music Licensing Regime Embraced by U.S. Copyright Office (Hollywood Reporter)

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