Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday Session: March 13, 2016

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

* The Music Startup Meltdown (
* First Listen Live: Esperanza Spalding, 'Emily's D+Evolution' (NPR)
* 10 Chinese Cassette Labels Leading A Tape Resurgence (
* ‘Eye Conductor’ Helps the Physically Disabled Write Music With Facial Movements (
* Interview: Trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah Discusses Involvement with Sun Ra Arkestra, Arts Direction at Sistas’ Place (
* Conversations With Post World War II Pioneers of Electronic Music (
* Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancock Pen an Open Letter to the Next Generation of Artists (
* Larry Young’s Self-Questioning Jazz (The New Yorker)
* Why This Popular Designer Is Devoted to Promoting Album Covers on Instagram (Adweek)
* A Collection of Sun Ra’s Business Cards from the 1950s: They’re Out of This World (
* New Book Showcases Forgotten Photojournalist’s Work (DownBeat)
* Legendary Producer George Martin, Dead at 90 (Pro Sound News)
* Why 'Fifth Beatle' Doesn't Do George Martin Justice (Rolling Stone)
* How George Martin's studio tricks and innovations changed pop music (Los Angeles Times)
* Brazilian Percussionist Naná Vasconcelos Dies at 71 (Jazz Times)
* Eight Rising Female Instrumentalists (
* What will you miss about CDs? (AV Club)
* Kendrick Lamar's go-to saxophonist Kamasi Washington talks modern jazz (Entertainment Weekly)
* Porter Debuts Music from New Blue Note Album (DownBeat)
* Say “Hello” to the Era of the One-Word Song Title (
* Death of the jukebox: Fighting for bar music's soul amid TouchTunes' takeover (City Pages)
* Google are giving away experiments to teach music and code (
* Record Store Day 2016: This Year's Highlights from Bowie to Bieber (Newsweek)
* McBride To Become Next Artistic Director of Newport Jazz Festival (DownBeat)
* Mapping the Sounds of Greek Byzantine Churches: How Researchers Are Creating “Museums of Lost Sound” (
* Jazz Great Ernestine Anderson Dies (Seattle Times)
* Music Licensing Shop Harry Fox Agency Appears To Be Scrambling To Fix Its Failure To Properly License Songs (
* Review: BCN Impro Festival, Barcelona (Jazz Journal)
* Closing Time: Why More Bands Need to Say Farewell (Consequence of Sound)

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