Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday Session: June 28, 2015

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

* The iTunes Download Model Is Broken—Here’s How to Fix It (New York Observer)
* Musicians don't just hear in tune, they also see in tune (
* Gunther Schuller, Who Bridged Classical Music And Jazz, Dies At 89 (NPR)
* Review: Van Morrison Finds New Meaning in Extensive and Nostalgic Catalog (New York Times)
* Gibson Guitar Is a Remarkably Unpopular Company (Gawker)
* You won’t steal our music anymore: The fraction of a cent that saved the major labels (Salon)
* James Horner, Film Composer for 'Titanic' and 'Braveheart,' Dies in Plane Crash (Hollywood Reporter)
* King Sunny Adé and Special Guest Wunmi Forced to Cancel US and Canada tour (Jazz Corner)
* The Sounds of Science: Inside Berkeley's Meyer Sound Laboratories (KQED)
* Rock and Roll HOF Dumps 16 Nominating Members, Proving Its Irrelevance Yet Again (New York Observer)
* A Tribute to the Enduring Voice of Nina Simone (Wall Street Journal)
* Music Of The Future Cannot Ignore The Past (Standpoint)
* An Engineer Takes Us Through The History of Abbey Road, the World's Most Famous Studio (
* How CDs Keep Clinging On To Life (Alternative Press)
* Love for Sale: Billie Holiday’s Greatest Songs (Barnes & Noble Review)
* The Prince of the Player Piano (New York Review of Books)
* Unearthed In A Library, 'Voodoo' Opera Rises Again (NPR)
* Blue Note Jazz Club Plans Expansion to China (New York Times)
* Using Music to Underscore Three Words: I Can’t Breathe (
* Iyer Voted Jazz Artist of the Year in DownBeat Critics Poll (DownBeat)
* The most powerful man in classical music (The Spectator)
* Musicians and writers choose their favourite book about music (The Guardian UK)
* Live Through This: A Pioneering Rock Critic Looks Back with Love and Sorrow on the 1960s (Los Angeles Review of Books)

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