Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Session: January 31, 2016

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

* Incoming Director On Her Vision For The American Jazz Museum In Kansas City (KCUR)
* Breaking down David Bowie's 'Heroes' - Track-by-track (BBC)
* Quarter streets are just fine for classically trained Ketchens (WGNO)
* The life and death of early jazz drummer Black Benny Williams (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
* Streaming Is Killing Great Music in Favor of Familiar Formulas (Newsweek)
* Live365 to close because of SoundExchange rate changes (
* Opinion: Electronic artists should make their own music (
* “The Best Of Friends Must Part Someday” "The Lonesome Road" and the folk-pop divide. (Washington University Common Reader)
* New and interesting music is harder to find than ever (The Economist)
* David Bowie’s Blackstar - Philip Clark reflects on Bowie's final album and its engagement with free jazz and the avant-garde (Gramophone UK)
* The Case For Original Jazz (Jazz Truth)
* Are Sixty Second Songs The Future Of Pop? (
* Vandermark Celebrates Photo Book Release in Chicago (DownBeat)
* Unreleased Live Professor Longhair Album Due in April - Recorded in Chicago in 1976 (Jazz Times)
* Judge LaDoris Cordell: A secret musical life (San Jose Mercury News)
* The Death of Internet Radio (New Jersey Stage)
* Sax legend Lloyd still chasing ‘sound in my head’ (Boston Globe)
* Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: Don’t Stream; Stretch (Jazz Times)
* Americana: is the 'dirt in your ears' genre a way forward for country? (The Guardian UK)
* Is YouTube killing the UK’s live music scene? (BBC)
* Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche explores percussive byways (Boston Globe)
* Carnival Tales (Offbeat)
* Black Death - How Africa Became Heavy Metal’s New Frontier (
* Terry Adams on Monk: ‘Like Nothing I Had Ever Heard’ (DownBeat)
* Jazz Record Mart for sale (Chicago Tribune)

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