Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunday Session: April 24, 2016

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

* Artist's Choice: Linda Oh on Duo Tracks Featuring Bassists - Jaco/Don Alias, Tim Berne/Michael Formanek & more (Jazz Times)
* Embrace Everything - The Big Ears Festival, in Knoxville (The New Yorker)
* 48% Of People Who Buy Vinyl Don’t Even Listen To It, Study Finds (
* Hear Now: 5 New Jazz Albums You Need to Check Out (Billboard)
* Museum Concerts Capture Iyer, Taylor, Smith in Peak Artistic Form (DownBeat)
* Henry Threadgill wins 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Music (New Music Box)
* Henry Threadgill on his Pulitzer prize win for music: 'I just try to stay hopeful' (The Guardian UK)
* Jazz bands capture youthful attention at Coachella (Palm Springs Desert Sun)
* A Remembrance For Chicago's Jazz Record Mart (NPR)
* REWIND: The Meters, Fire on the Bayou (Offbeat)
* Why Pitchfork Made a Magazine About Jazz (
* Sonny Rollins: The Saxophone Colossus (
* Upcoming Amazon series is based on the music of Bob Dylan (
* Two Turntables and a Saxophone (
* Incredibly Clear Duke Ellington Recording Surfaces Online (Offbeat)
* Jazz funeral to commemorate Shakespeare’s life (Tulane University)
* When Music Pirates Used Pirate Ships (The Daily Beast)
* Can’t We Honor James Brown’s Last Wish? (The Daily Beast)
* Only known film of Louis Armstrong in studio discovered in storage facility (The Guardian UK)
* Depending On Who You Talk To, Jazz Is Alive And Well In San Francisco - Or It's Dead And Never Coming Back (SF Weekly)
* How the orchestra is arranged by the biology of the brain (
* Trip celebrates Monk's birthplace (Rocky Mount Telegram)
* Thelonious Monk: So Plain Only the Deaf Can Hear (
* Philly 'Real Book' would collect local jazz compositions under one cover (Philadelphia Inquirer)
* Cuban-born musician who wrote to Obama says White House confirmed his participation in upcoming event (
* The Beach Girl Behind the Beach Boys (
* What's old is new: MTV plots a major return to music (Los Angeles Times)
* Prince, Musician And Iconoclast, Has Died At Age 57 (NPR)
* Maybe We Should Just Leave Prince’s Vault Closed (
* Yellowjackets Showcase New Bassist, Fresh Material at Birdland (DownBeat)
* Photos: Jazz Fest Opens with Steely Dan, Gov’t Mule, Grace Potter and So Much More (Offbeat)
* Mason Ruffner, Aya Takazawa Shine on Day One of Jazz Fest (Offbeat)
* Are Algorithms Ruining How We Discover Music? (

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