Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sunday Session: February 21, 2016

James P. Johnson
For your Sunday reading, some interesting music-related items that have turned up recently in StLJN's inbox:

* Music Can’t Last Forever, Not Even on the Internet (Wired)
* Genya Ravan, 'Rock And Roll Refugee,' Has Stories To Fill Two Lifetimes (NPR)
* Bob Dylan Recording New Album at Capitol Records Studios in Hollywood (Billboard)
* New Box Set Shows Off The Twisted Rhythms Of Jazz Pianist James P. Johnson (NPR)
* All Grammy Record of the Year Winners, Ranked: Critics' Picks (Billboard)
* Hammer in Her Hand (Oxford American)
* Grammy Jazz Winners Announced - McBride, Schneider, Scofield and more (Jazz Times)
* Jazz Record Mart closes (Chicago Tribune)
* YouTube content is powering an army of $38 Spotify clones (
* The Reality of Touring Revenue From Someone Who Has Done It For 32 Years (
* This Composer Made Music Out of Gravitational Waves (
* Inside the world’s biggest record collection: An interview with Zero Freitas (
* Little Hope for Saving Coltrane Church, Last Vestige of SF Jazz District (KQED)
* Famed jazz musician duped out of $500G tells contractor to 'die' (New York Daily News)
* Classic albums given new life at Abbey Road Studios with 'half-speed' vinyl treatment (The Independent UK)
* SoundCloud has lost over $70M in 2 years, board cites “material uncertainties” (
* How Mozart Unlocked a Galactic Secret (The Daily Beast)
* Detroit Photographer Leni Sinclair Honored - Work includes classic photos of Coltrane, Mingus, many others (Jazz Times)
* Artist's Choice: Fred Hersch on Great Piano Sounds - United by tone and touch (Jazz Times)
* Thundercat, one of Kendrick Lamar's secret weapons on 'To Pimp a Butterfly,' emerges in time for Grammys (Los Angeles Times)
* Drum great Leon Parker reverses vanishing act (San Diego Union-Tribune)
* Toshiko Akiyoshi's Jazz Orchestra Brought The Club To Concert Halls (NPR)
* What The Music Industry Could Learn From 1920’s RCA (The Daily Beast)

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