Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday Session: January 24, 2016

Ron Carter
For your Sunday reading, some interesting music-related items that have turned up recently in StLJN's inbox:

* Ten Pianists reflect on the enduring influence of Paul Bley (Notes on Jazz)
* Prototype Festival shows opera houses one path to new work (Washington Post)
* NYC Winter Jazzfest 2016 (
* The New Thing: 5 Artists to Watch From Winter Jazzfest 2016 (Billboard)
* What We Loved At Winter Jazzfest 2016 (NPR)
* Revolutionary Recording Techniques Are Bringing Bach Back (
* New Orleans Jazz Fest Lineup Announced (Jazz Times)
* What Will the Sound of Jazz Be in 2016? (The Atlantic)
* Free Improvisation as Experience & Self-Disclosure (
* Washington, Porter, Kneebody To Headline Newport Jazz Festival (DownBeat)
* Canadian pianist Paul Bley played pivotal role in birth of free jazz (Toronto Globe and Mail)
* Spooner Oldham: Lord Loves A Session Man (American Songwriter)
* Stanley Jordan: “My Spirit Transcends Gender” - The guitarist speaks out about freedom and authenticity (Jazz Times)
* Chano Pozo: Legacy of the Ultimate Rumbero (
* Ron Carter earns world record as the most recorded jazz bassist in history (
* An Interview With Cécile McLorin Salvant - From Monk Competition winner to Grammy nominee (Jazz Times)
* The Grateful Dead Literary-Industrial Complex Is A Long, Strange Trip All Its Own (
* Old music is outselling new music for the first time in history (
* Kamasi Washington’s Giant Step (New York Times)
* Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Orchestra Reneges on Promise to Pay Back Library Foundation (Offbeat)
* Jaco! The Story Behind Robert Trujillo's Intense New Documentary (Bass Player)
* Q&A: John Cale On Memorializing Lou Reed & Re-Making Music For A New Society (Stereogum)
* NYC Winter Jazzfest 2016: Comprehensive Coverage - "Jazz is not dead, but back with a vengeance" (Jazz Times)
* David Bowie: 7 Wild Quotes From the 'Station to Station' Era (Rolling Stone)
* Dan Wilson Talks John Seabrook’s The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory (

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