Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday Session: September 20, 2015

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

* Sun Ra Plays a Music Therapy Gig at a Mental Hospital; Inspires Patient to Talk for the First Time in Years (
* Breathing While Saxophone Playing Should Be An Olympic Sport (Atlas Obscura)
* Concert programmes cheat the public (The Independent UK)
* Important Win for Fair Use in ‘Dancing Baby’ Lawsuit - Appeals Court Affirms That Copyright Owners Must Consider Fair Use in Online Takedowns (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
* Dave Douglas’ Tireless Pursuit of Variety & Change (DownBeat)
* The 26 best jazz films (The Telegraph UK)
* Physicists Achieve Perfect Acoustic Absorption (
* Zappa and Jazz: Did it Really Smell Funny, Frank? (
* Hit Charade - Meet the bald Norwegians and other unknowns who actually create the songs that top the charts. (The Atlantic)
* The LA Philharmonic Is Trying to Perfectly Recreate Concerts in Virtual Reality (
* Whitney Houston, Billie Holiday and the hologram craze – but is it worth a tour? (The Guardian UK)
* Flipping the playola debate for streaming music playlists (
* Photo Gallery: The Royal Bopsters and Very Special Guests at Birdland - Annie Ross, Jon Hendricks, Sheila Jordan, Bob Dorough & Andy Bey share a stage (Jazz Times)
* Gary Burton: On ECM & Playing With Pat Metheny (
* theartsdesk at The Chicago Jazz Festival - Enthusiastic audiences celebrate a programme spanning be-bop to free extremity (

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