Sunday, August 09, 2015

Sunday Session: August 9, 2015

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

* Robert Glasper Will Make You Listen to More Jazz (Vice)
* NYC’s famous Music Row is about to be a ghost town (New York Post)
* At 78 and with myriad health issues, surf-rock legend Dick Dale plays through the pain (Pittsburgh City Paper)
* Open the Music Industry’s Black Box (New York Times)
* Buddy Guy: 'I Worry About The Future Of Blues Music' (NPR)
* With His "65-92" Concert, Kamasi Washington Looked Back on the Music of the Watts and Rodney King Riots (LA Weekly)
* Live Review: Kamasi Washington at Seattle’s Neumos (7/30) (Consequence of Sound)
* These mics capture sounds from the edge of human hearing – and beyond (
* Newport Jazz Festival 2015 Day 1 Highlights: Snarky Puppy, Chris Potter, Ambrose Akinmusire & More (Billboard)
* Newport Jazz Festival 2015 Day 2 Highlights: Jonathan Batiste, Jose James, Jack DeJohnette & More (Billboard)
* Have We Reached Peak Vinyl? (Stereogum)
* DARPA hired a jazz musician to jam with their artificially intelligent software (Tech Insider)
* Newport Jazz lineup left no gaps unbridged (Boston Globe)
* Review: The 2015 Newport Jazz Festival (Jazz Times)
* Hemingway Showcases Amazing Versatility During Stone Residency (DownBeat)
* Jazz iconoclast Steve Coleman on the ancient bedrock of human creativity (Chicago Reader)
* An Interview With the Most in Demand Drummer - Brian Blade (Cash Box Canada)
* Is streaming a threat to music? Not if musicians have anything to do with it (Los Angeles Times)
* The Band, The Capitol Albums 1968-1977 - album review: Pioneering rockers who changed the course of popular music (The Independent UK)
* Strong Bookings Illustrate Why Newport Retains Vaunted Stature (DownBeat)
* Blind Willie Johnson: The Soul of a Man (Arts & Labor)

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