Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday Session: April 17, 2016

Cecil Taylor
Some interesting music-related items that have landed in StLJN's inbox over the past week:

* Steve Miller with Jimmie Vaughan: Live at JALC - Blues, roots and "Blue Skies" (Jazz Times)
* Tony Conrad: 1940–2016 (
* Tony Conrad: 10 Essential Recordings From the Drone Pioneer (Rolling Stone)
* This Is How Much Summer Festival Players Earn -- From VIP Experience Valets to Main-Stage Bookers (Billboard)
* See Newly Discovered Photos Of Jazz Legends Playing In Portland (Oregon Public Broadcasting)
* Bill Evans Studio Album Unearthed (DownBeat)
* John Cage composition hidden for 38 years makes its debut in Los Angeles (The Guardian UK)
* Clarksdale Mississippi’s Juke Joint Festival Is Revitalizing the Birthplace of the Blues (
* Here’s why the music labels are furious at YouTube. Again. (
* What Are The Odds Of Landing A Pop Hit? (
* Jazz Fest Producer Quint Davis on Surviving Katrina, the 'Economics of Creativity' and Making an Eclectic Lineup Work (Billboard)
* The Cleanest Recordings of 1920s Louis Armstrong Songs You’ll Ever Hear (
* Moog’s DIY Kit Is a Fantastic Crash Course for Synth Noobs (Wired)
* Free, Open Spaces: Brian Eno's Favourite Records (The Quietus)
* Gordon Presents Original Film Score at Savannah Music Fest (DownBeat)
* Omnivore To Release Singer-Songwriter Box Set by Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg (DownBeat)
* Despite health problems, jazz legend Sonny Rollins, 85, vows to return to form (South China Morning Post)
* Even Superlungs has to pay the pawn shop (Washington Post)
* The Unoriginal Originality of Led Zeppelin (The New Yorker)
* The 28 best jazz films (The Telegraph UK)
* Sounds of the Future: A Historical Primer on Synths in Sci-Fi Movies (
* The Untold History of Aretha Franklin's Irrevocable "Respect" (Elle)
* Review: Cecil Taylor at the Whitney Museum - Episodic and reactive, a series of unfolding events (Jazz Times)
* Cecil Taylor review – double helping of magic from free jazz pioneer (The Guardian UK)
* Q&A With Stefon Harris: A Manifestation of Artistry (DownBeat)
* Tom Waits Makes a List of His Top 20 Favorite Albums of All Time (

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