Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Session: May 24, 2015

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

* In defense of the lowly “Greatest Hits” album: They’re not just “for housewives and little girls” (Salon)
* Sun Ra's free space (Pitchfork)
* Lyric Intelligence In Popular Music: A Ten Year Analysis (
* Bruce Lundvall, Blue Note Records Veteran, Beloved Executive, Dead at 79 (Billboard)
* Jazz Stars Celebrate “Go-Go” Heritage in Washington, D.C. (DownBeat)
* Bob Belden—Musician, Producer, Arranger, Writer, Historian—Dies at 58 (Jazz Times)
* 5 Questions to George Lewis (composer, improvisor, trombonist) (I Care If You Listen)
* Victoriaville Festival Unites Jazz, Rock, Avant-Garde in Quebec (DownBeat)
* "Mad Men" Theme Composer RJD2 Plans His Next TV Takeover (Fast Company)
* 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Composer: 'The First Time I Saw The Movie I Thought, This Is So Insane!' (Billboard)
* Louis Johnson, Legendary Bassist, Dead at 60 (The Boombox)
* New Sun Ra Recordings To Be Released This Fall: Exclusive (Billboard)
* 'Robert Johnson' photo does not show the blues legend, music experts say (The Guardian UK)
* Sony Music “holding artists hostage” in campaign against SoundCloud (Fact)

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