Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sunday Session: June 19, 2016

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

* Sound in the City (Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique)
* Stax Records and the Making of Blaxploitation Soundtracks (Ebony)
* Music distributor lays off 'dozens' of employees, keeps CDs from labels (Portland Oregonian)
* Publishers: can we work together? (
* The Devil's Horn asks: is the saxophone cursed? (Georgia Straight)
* Grimes Celebrates Lifetime of Achievement at Vision Festival 21 (DownBeat)
* Digital Music Era Ushers In New Rights for Veteran Studio Musicians (
* From YouTube to the blockchain: how music and tech are colliding in 2016 (The Guardian UK)
* The Last Word: Donald Fagen on Right-Wing Paranoia, Steely Dan's Future (Rolling Stone)
* Music titan ‘Chips’ Moman is dead at 79 (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
* Musician ‘kicked off’ United Airlines flight for attempting to stow her violin safely (
* 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Announced (Jazz Times)
* Music in the age of the algorithm (
* Thirty years later, Green Mill owner Dave Jemilo thrives at his jazz club (Chicago Tribune)
* How to remake a Blue Note jazz album – in pictures (The Guardian UK)
* Behind the Scenes Photos of NYC's Steinway Piano Factory (
* Boomer Rock Icons Are Back, and Their Albums Aren’t Bad (
* The Soulful Crossover of Kamasi Washington (Jazz Times)
* Recording Academy Embraces Streaming with Changes to Grammy Rules (Billboard)
* Apple's Brain Trust -- Iovine, Reznor, Cue and Kondrk -- on Streaming's New World Order and Why 'We All Should Be' Worried (Billboard)
* Why it matters that AFI's Lifetime Achievement Award is going to 'Star Wars' composer John Williams (Los Angeles Times)
* Morris 'Moe' Jennings, studio drummer at Chess Records, dies at 77 (Chicago Tribune)
* Jazz Icon Charles Lloyd on Memphis, The Elixirs Of Gotham, and Bob Dylan (WBGO)
* Bernie Worrell’s Wife Shares Update On Legendary Keyboardist’s Health (
* Kamasi Washington's Father Helped Mold Him into a Jazz Master (
* Two unreleased Frank Zappa albums will emerge from the vaults this July (
* Jazz Drummer Matt Wilson's 'Big Happy Family' Is Heartfelt And Harmonious (NPR)
* You Don’t Know the Real Beatles Until You’ve Heard Sgt. Pepper’s in Mono (New York Observer)
* Catching Up With Ken Vandermark (Jazz Times)
* Upgrading a Traditional Javanese Instrument to Run on an Algorithm (
* The Secret Life of Foley (
* Appreciative Hart Spotlighted at Healdsburg Jazz Festival (DownBeat)
* A Twist in the Zappa vs. Zappa Spat (New York Times)

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