Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sunday Session: December 20, 2015

Brian Blade
For your Sunday reading, some interesting music-related items that have turned up recently in StlJN's inbox:

* Why Sly Stone still can't collect royalties from his classic songs (Los Angeles Times)
* Frank Sinatra’s Drummer Tells the Story of His Final Concert (Vanity Fair)
* 'World-class' $7.5-million jazz hub set for Wayne State (Detroit Free Press)
* Prayers for Richard (Oxford American)
* Classic Rock Radio at 30: The Songs Change, So Does the Vibe Remain the Same? (Billboard)
* Jazz Musician Herbie Hancock Added to Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ Cast; Nothing Impossible (
* My 13-Year Mission to Save Jazz Photography (
* The Inventor of Auto-Tune (
* Green Rooms Is a Hotel Specifically Designed for Musicians (
* Why I've Fallen Out of Love With Shopping for Vinyl (LA Weekly)
* Weezer's Bizarre Copyright Crackdown on 'Hash Pipe' (
* “Ornette at Prince Street”: A Glimpse from the Archives (Point of Departure)
* Grateful Dead Bio-Series in Development at Amazon (Rolling Stone)
* David Bowie Fulfills His Jazz Dream (NPR)
* ‘Baker Street’: The Mystery of Rock's Greatest Sax Riff (The Atlantic)
* Not in a Shy Way: Sizing up the Sinatra legacy, one hundred years on (BookForum)
* Film Review: ‘Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story’ (Variety)
* Spirit of jazz, soul of a man - Fellowship Band leader Brian Blade on playing with Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter and the Hallelujah Train (Colorado Springs Independent)
* Beijing bebop: Once scorned, jazz is suddenly thriving in the Chinese capital (CNN)
* Our culture loves music. Too bad our economy doesn’t value it. (Washington Post)
* A Jazz Raconteur’s Parting Words (DownBeat)

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