Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sunday Session: December 27, 2015

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

* Did the CIA’s Experiments With Psychedelic Drugs Unwittingly Create the Grateful Dead? ('s Weekly)
* A New Music Journey From The U.S. To Havana (NPR)
* 'Chi-Raq' Composer on Longtime Collaboration With Spike Lee: "It's a Mind-Meld Kind of Thing" (Hollywood Reporter)
* Jazz at Lincoln Center Opens Redesigned Atrium (Jazz Times)
* Music in 2030 (
* Forget 1966, because 1981 was pop's year of revolution (The Guardian UK)
* The Data Behind A Hit Single (
* Fusion Reaction - Young artists are drawing new energy from forgotten electric jazz (Jazz Times)
* Dr. John promises a 'different curvature' for each night -- Dec. 27, 28 -- at Tipitina's (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
* Columbia House To Relaunch With Vinyl (Stereogum)
* The Most-Covered Christmas Songs Ever (
* Thanks to Brainfeeder, West Coast Jazz Is Cool Again (LA Weekly)
* Jamie Cullum and José James on Billie Holiday (Jazz Times)
* Interview With Blues Legend And “Last Man Standing,” Bobby Rush (Elmore)
* The strange story of Sun Ra’s lost doo-wop Christmas hit (The Vinyl Factory)
* Bill Evans - The Secret Sessions (Jazz Profiles)
* Pictures Of Infinity: Stewart Smith on the Cosmic Jazz Connection (The Wire)
* Crackle goes pop: how Stockhausen seduced the Beatles (The Guardian UK)
* John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme' at 50: Saxophonists Ravi Coltrane & Archie Shepp Look Back (Billboard)

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