Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sunday Session: May 29, 2016

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

* Bobby McFerrin cancels 2016 tour (
* READ an Excerpt from ‘Small Town Talk,’ a History of Woodstock in the Wild Years (
* Rock music is dead, says Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea (The Guardian UK)
* Dave Davies explains how he REALLY got the raw guitar sound on The Kinks’ ‘You Really Got Me’ (
* An Underground Supper Club Where Music Moves The Menu (NPR)
* Major Label CEO Confirms That ‘Playlist Payola’ Is a Real Thing (
* Moers Festival Provides Jazz Artists an Opportunity to Branch Out (DownBeat)
* Jazz, soul, blues musicians reveal surprising pre-show rituals (
* To Really Appreciate Louis Armstrong's Trumpet, You Gotta Play it. Just Ask Wynton Marsalis (Smithsonian)
* Esperanza Spalding Scores, Stars in Short Film Gaze: Watch (Pitchfork)
* Researchers Are Digitizing Ancient Monk Chants Into a Massive Database (
* Eagle Rock to Release “Paco & John: Live at Montreux 1987” - Previously unreleased gem features acoustic mastery from Paco de Lucía and John McLaughlin (Jazz Times)
* Moogfest 2016: A Futurism Weighted With History and Trepidation (The Atlantic)
* YouTube Users Are Reinventing The Way We Classify Music (
* Moogfest: Techno-Optimism and the Wide, Wide World of Weird Music (Billboard)
* Unheard Bird Features Dozens of Unreleased Charlie Parker Tracks (DownBeat)
* The Story Behind the Planet's Most Influential Road Map of "Weird Music" (LA Weekly)
* Why I give a hoot for competing dead jazz musician movies (The Guardian UK)
* What causes a song to be banned? (BBC)
* ​Who Really Invented the Electric Guitar? (Popular Mechanics)
* Average Annual Salary for a Spotify Employee: $168,747 (
* Sax great Donny McCaslin expresses grief, gratitude over Bowie (San Francisco Chronicle)
* Jazz legend Wayne Shorter takes fans to unexpected places (Chicago Tribune)
* The Inevitable, Intergalactic Awkwardness of Time Capsules (Atlas Obscura)
* Brötzmann Reveals Expansive Range at Chicago Museum Show (DownBeat)
* B.B. King's Estate War: 15 Kids, 15 Moms and a "Totally Haywire" Fight (Hollywood Reporter)
* How the Toronto Symphony Orchestra uses graphic design to guide its audiences though its music (Creative
* George Lewis Leads Parade of Experimental Artists at FIMAV (DownBeat)
* Is Pop the Future of Jazz? (The Daily Beast)
* Rhys Chatham endows drone with dimension at SPACE Gallery (Portland Press-Herald)

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