Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sunday Session: June 14, 2015

Ornette Coleman
For your Sunday reading, here are some interesting music-related items that have hit StLJN's inbox over the past week:

* Why Can't Streaming Services Get Classical Music Right? (NPR)
* No Money, No Space, No Time: How London Has Forced out Musicians (
* ‘Yardbird’ sings but fails to fly at Opera Philadelphia (Washington Post)
* Review: ‘Charlie Parker’s Yardbird’ Uses Opera to Tell a Jazz Story (New York Times)
* Elemental Music to Reissue 25 Albums Originally on Xanadu Label (Jazz Times)
* Can Apple save the music industry from the destructive greed of record labels? (Pando Daily)
* These are the 10 most used artist names on Bandcamp (Fact magazine)
* The Man Before The Guitar: Remembering Les Paul At 100 (NPR)
* Musical Tastes Mirror Class Divides (Pacific Standard)
* Blanchard & Detroit Symphony Orchestra Celebrate Motown, The Big Easy (DownBeat)
* Frustrated Dodgers' organist signals last notes, until team's overture (Los Angeles Times)
* David Byrne’s Changing of the Color Guard (New York Times)
* Ornette Coleman, the alto saxophonist and jazz innovator, dies at 85 (New York Times)
* In Memoriam: Ornette Coleman (DownBeat)
* Seeing Ornette Coleman (The New Yorker)
* Tributes to Ornette Coleman Pour In - The Internet responds to the death of a jazz titan (Jazz Times)
* Wayne Shorter Remembers Ornette Coleman: 'One of My Favorite Astronauts' (Billboard)
* Musicians Pay Homage to Late Jazz Giant Ornette Coleman (Billboard)

After the jump, a bonus YouTube playlist collecting some favorite albums and other audio recordings by Ornette Coleman ...

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