Sunday, September 06, 2015

Sunday Session: September 6, 2015

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

* Yale Students Campaign for All That Jazz (New York Times)
* God and jazz at Yale (The Rest Is Noise)
* Watch a 1986 TV story on house music, plus too many documentaries (
* Contemporary Opera: Pleasing Both Connoisseurs and the Masses? (WQXR)
* Sarah Vaughan to Appear on U.S. Postage Stamp in 2016 (Jazz Times)
* Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Ben Jaffe Remembers Hurricane Katrina Ten Years Later (Relix)
* Biography of Charles Lloyd by Josef Woodard to be published in September 2015 (
* Smith, Watts, Bey Extend Bird’s Legacy at Charlie Parker Fest (DownBeat)
* Is Copyright Duration Too Long? (Arts Law Journal)
* Noise Uprising - The Audiopolitics of a World Musical Revolution (PopMatters)
* Nashville's Cheatin' Heart: Why Country Music Has Been Obsessed With Adultery for the Last Century (Atlas Obscura)
* Billboard Music Executive Survey: Top Brass Weigh In On the Artists They Covet Most, Taylor Swift and More (Billboard)
* How long can go-go keep going? (Washington Post)
* Maria Schneider on her hometown of Windom, leading the band and working with David Bowie (
* Original 1890s Manuscript of “Happy Birthday” Found In a Filing Cabinet (
* Carla Bley conducts the Charlie Haden Jazz Liberation Music Orchestra at the Detroit Jazz Festival (Detroit Metro Times)
* Are Movie Theaters the New Music Venue?(
* The Last Audio Cassette Factory (Bloomberg News)
* How Record Labels Conspired To Kill Off Public Domain Beatles Music In Canada (
* Washington Lives Up to Hype in Howard Theatre Performance (DownBeat)
* The piano: Keys of the future (Washington Post)
* White Noise Wackiness (Pro Sound News)
* “Where can you go if you’re in a box?”: Marshall Allen of the Sun Ra Arkestra interviewed (

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