Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sunday Session: June 21, 2015

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

* Music is free now – and the industry only has itself to blame (New Statesman)
* Dude Builds Flamethrowing Organ: Blows Minds (
* What the Hell Is Happening at Gibson Guitar? (Gawker)
* Bill Evans’ “Complete Fantasy Recordings” to Be Reissued July 17 (Jazz Times)
* Jazz musician Erroll Garner's materials donated to Pitt library (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
* Have We Turned the Last Page in America’s Songbook? (Zocalo Public Square)
* Interview: NYC percussion legend Milford Graves (Red Bull Music Academy)
* Esperanza Spalding Turns Apprehension Into Admiration at D.C. Jazz Festival (Washington City Paper)
* An insider explains how songs get into TV shows and movies (AV Club)
* When Words Sold Music - The strange, conversational language of early Rolling Stone ads (The Atlantic)
* Chicago Blues Fest Pays Tribute to Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon (DownBeat)
* Book Review: The Sound Book (Pro Sound News)
* My Friend, Ornette Coleman (NPR)
* Steve Coleman's Analogies in Various Places (PopMatters)
* Photos: ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame Ceremony in NYC (Jazz Times)
* John Luther Adams: Leaving Alaska (The New Yorker)
* Harold Battiste, New Orleans saxophonist, composer and educator, dies at 83 (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
* Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Dismisses At Least 16 Nominating Members (Billboard)
* Terry Riley’s Maximal Minimalist Music (The Daily Beast)
* Torrential, Gut-Bucket Jazz (New York Review of Books)

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