Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sunday Session: November 15, 2015

Allen Toussaint
Pour a cup of your favorite caffeinated beverage, butter your toast and/or put a schmear on your bagel, and take a bit of Sunday morning to read some of the music-related items that have hit StLJN's inbox recently:

* Kamasi Washington: After touring with Snoop Dogg, could he be jazz's next superstar? (The Independent UK)
* Centennial celebration gives Pittsburgh-bred composer Strayhorn his due (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
* Wynton Marsalis: trumpeting controversial ideas of classicism (The Guardian UK)
* Hidden treasures of a remote record shop (BBC)
* Stockholm Jazz Festival 2015 (
* 10 Questions for Musician Maria Schneider (
* Bob Dylan and the “Hot Hand” (The New Yorker)
* Inside the World’s Biggest Jazz Record Store (
* The Art Of The 'Clean Version' (NPR)
* Derek Trucks on What He Learned From Allman Brothers (Rolling Stone)
* Influential songwriter, producer Allen Toussaint has died (
* Pianist Allen Toussaint dies at 77 (DownBeat)
* Allen Toussaint’s Proudest Moment Is The Avant-Garde Soul Opera Nobody Heard (
* These Millennials Are Shaking Up the Jazz World (Vanity Fair)
* Users of Music, from Tech Giants to Fans, Need More Incentive to Fix a Broken Market: Op-Ed (Billboard)
* Musicians Struggle To Buy Insurance In A City That Thrives On Music (NPR)
* Free Agent of Sound - An Interview with Rob Mazurek (
* An interview with Survival Unit III (The Free Jazz Collective)
* Rudresh Mahanthappa Named United States Artists Fellow (Jazz Times)
* Mostly Other People Do The Killing Rocks the Boat in Brooklyn (DownBeat)
* Millennials push 2015 vinyl sales to 26-year high in US (
* America’s Last Great CD Dealer Doesn’t Care If You Think CDs Are Dead (
* Prince: ‘I was right about the internet – tell me a musician who’s got rich off it’ (The Guardian UK)
* So What Is Post-Internet Music, Anyway? (

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