Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sunday Session: September 11, 2016

Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Some interesting music-related items that have landed in StLJN's inbox over the past week:

* Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air (Pitchfork)
* The Many Lives of "The House of the Rising Sun" (
* Does the Music Business Need Musicianship? (
* The streaming music war is getting ugly (Money/CNN)
* New Rahsaan Roland Kirk Documentary - “The Case of the Three Sided Dream” goes inside the multi-instrumentalist's artistic brilliance (Jazz Times)
* Saxophonist Benny Golson, an “elder statesman of jazz” (WHYY)
* Pat Martino honors Wes Montgomery - The Indy Jazz Fest artist tells the story of his friendship with the Indy great (
* Pinball machine featuring the Stones, Elton John, The Who, AC/DC, KISS and many more (
* Tracing the Rock and Roll Race Problem (Pitchfork)
* Q&A with Steve Gadd: Leader Disc Documents Hometown Concert (DownBeat)
* How Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar Reflected Black Lives Matter (
* An Interview with Trumpeter Randy Brecker (
* Before & After With Fred Hersch - The pianist-composer on Jarrett, singers, the “Vanguard sound” and more (Jazz Times)
* The Bad Plus Tests Jazz’s Boundaries by Exploding the Art of the Cover Song (
* Black Classical - History of Spiritual Jazz (
* Projecting Trends: Do Streaming Services Now Compete with Labels? (
* Willie Bobo: An Appreciation And A New Album (NPR)
* Careless whisker: Universal to release album for cats (The Guardian UK)
* Angela Davis: Nina Simone's music was so much more than the soundtrack to a movement (The Mail and Globe NZ)
* The Beat Don’t Stop - How “The Get Down” and “Atlanta” break down hip-hop’s past and future (The New Republic)
* 15 samplers that shaped modern music – and the musicians who use them (
* A photographer’s incredible journey in 1960 to capture jazz in America (Washington Post)
* 5 audiophile myths, totally busted (

1 comment:

Ken Joslin said...

Great information on jazz. I'll be following this blog.