Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunday Session: May 15, 2016

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

* How a Chatbot Helped This Vinyl Records Startup Make $1 Million in 8 Months (Billboard)
* How One Man Made The Eiffel Tower Sing (NPR)
* From Steve Reich to rock: why 1976 was a big year for minimal music (The Guardian UK)
* Jazz Music and Physics Have a Lot More in Common Than You Think (Gizmodo)
* Zappa Documentary Reveals Many Faces of Frank (DownBeat)
* Listen to how pop hits have evolved over the years (
* An Alternate History for Music, YouTube, & Everything Else (
* The art of bad singing: A legacy lives on (Washington Post)
* The Jukebox At Your Local Bar Just Got More Dangerous (Fast Company)
* Detroit recording studio could be seized by feds (The Detroit News)
* How Music Piracy Is Completely Changing In 2016 (
* Henry Kaiser - Clouds of colored light (
* Arhoolie Records Acquired by Smithsonian Folkways (Offbeat)
* Vanguard Jazz Orchestra: 50 Years Of Mondays (NPR)
* Classic DEVO guitars recreated (
* GZ Vinyl to open new pressing plants in North America and Asia (
* Can the Church of John Coltrane Survive Gentrification? (
* This app will change the way you hear the world (
* Prince’s Most Notorious Musical Instruments (
* Kamasi, Pharoah & the Arkestra in Brooklyn (Jazz Times)
* Amazon Launches a New Rival for YouTube (Billboard)
* Scientists create a new way to categorize music (
* 16 Pieces of Protest Jazz for 2016 (
* Irvin Mayfield’s New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Reportedly Agrees to Pay Back Library Foundation (Offbeat)
* Saxophonist Joe Temperley Dies - Baritone great was invaluable member of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (Jazz Times)
* Other Music and the End of an Era: A Look Back at New York's Legendary Record Store (Billboard)
* T Bone Burnett’s Remarks on Music and the American Story (with intro by Rosanne Cash) (

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