Sunday, April 05, 2015

Sunday Session: April 5, 2015

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

* Review: Various Artists The Complete Dial Modern Jazz Sessions Mosaic Records (Jazz Times)
* Six seconds that shaped 1,500 songs (BBC)
* The day the music ... spied? (Philadelphia Inquirer)
* Investors think streaming could take music back to its glory days (
* Jason Moran takes liberties with his homage to Thelonious Monk (Washington Post)
* Cease, Desist and Rock Out with a Different Band Name (Paste)
* A Conversation With 'Alarm Will Sound' Artistic Director Alan Pierson (Cleveland Scene)
* Bill Laswell: No Boundaries (
* What's Not to Love About the Trombone? (Popmatters)
* How performers conquer ‘unplayable’ works (BBC)
* Langston Hughes Presents the History of Jazz in an Illustrated Children’s Book (Open Culture)
* Gil Scott-Heron Documentary "Who Is Gil Scott-Heron?", Album "Nothing New" Out Digitally (
* Six Jazz Artists Receive Doris Duke Artists Awards (Jazz Times)
* Remembering Billie Holiday at 100 (Baltimore Sun)
* In the year jazz went avant-garde, Ramsey Lewis went pop with a bang (Washington Post)
* The Art of Billie Holiday’s Life (The New Yorker)

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