Sunday, November 08, 2015

Sunday Session: November 8, 2015

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

* The secret math behind feel-good music (Washington Post)
* Arto Lindsay: Space, Parades, and Confrontational Aesthetics (New Music Box)
* Welcome home, Jaco (
* ‘Linus and Lucy’ Forever: 5 Behind-the-Scenes Stories of Vince Guaraldi’s ‘Peanuts’ Music (Wall Street Journal)
* The 'Complete Bee Hive Recordings' Buzz With The Energy Of '70s Mainstream Jazz (NPR)
* Esperanza Spalding review – thrilling, virtuosic, baffling and fitfully exasperating (The Guardian UK)
* 'Carol' Composer Carter Burwell Talks The Coen Brothers, 'Twilight' and His Unconventional Musical Roots (IndieWire)
* Frank Zappa's terrific 'mess': L.A. Phil's live recording of '200 Motels' out Nov. 20 (Los Angeles Times)
* A Degree in Record Collecting? Could you pass the qualifying paper? (Every Record Tells A Story)
* How Long Can the Beatles Remain Digital Holdouts? The Curious Case of the Fake Beatles Cover (Forbes)
* What It Takes to Build a Successful Music City (
* Ambrose Akinmusire and Jazz in the Smoldering City: A Dispatch From Kyiv (
* Gender in the Music Industry (Music Business Journal)
* How Composing for TV Is Paying Rents and Hurting Bands (Pitchfork)
* Remembering Bob Dylan and Velvet Underground's Pioneering Producer (Rolling Stone)
* The Neuroscience of Bass: New Study Explains Why Bass Instruments Are Fundamental to Music (
* New Blue Note release to honor Detroit's jazz legacy (Detroit Free Press)
* I Went Door to Door to Find Out If Music is Harder to Sell Than Religion (
* The Invention of the Wah-Wah Pedal (Priceonomics)

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