Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday Session: October 23, 2016

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

* Artists Spanning Generations Infuse BRIC JazzFest with Soul (DownBeat)
* The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Show a Changing Institution (Esquire)
* The Timeless Modernism of "Shuffle Along" - A Broadway sort-of-revival may have tapped out early, but its beauty and importance remain undiminished (Jazz Times)
* Why Chuck Berry Is Even Greater Than You Think (Rolling Stone)
* ‘We smuggled Michael Jackson out in a room-service trolley’ – celebrity bodyguards tell their stories (The Guardian UK)
* 'Love For Sale': A History Of Pop Music That's As Personal As It Gets (NPR)
* ‘Tilted Axes‘ and ‘Rushing Past Willow’: Classical, Jazz or Rock? (Wall Street Journal
* Google and Amazon Leverage Copyright Loophole to Use Songs Without Paying Songwriters (
* The Record Labels Of The Future Are Already Here (Forbes)
* Universal caught up in $125m lawsuit as Spinal Tap star accuses Vivendi of fraud (
* How De La Soul producer Prince Paul continues to rewrite the rules (
* Steely Dan Returns to Beacon Theatre for Nostalgic Aja Show (DownBeat)
* Calling on a higher power to save a jazz landmark: Buddy Bolden’s home (
* Blues Run The Game (MTV)
* Herbie Hancock's Latest Voyage (NPR)
* Killer Riffs: A Guide to Parody in Popular Music (
* 11 Artists You Still Can't Find on Any Major Streaming Service (Billboard)
* On His 90th Birthday, Chuck Berry Announces His Final Album (
* Phil Chess, Pioneering Blues and Rock Exec, Dead at 95 (Rolling Stone)
* Q&A with Terrace Martin: From Hip-Hop to Herbie Hancock (DownBeat)
* A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism (
* Experimental Pioneer Pauline Oliveros Still Wants You to Listen Closely (
* Concert hall acoustics in the 21st century: Interview with Sam Berkow (

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