Sunday, December 04, 2016

Sunday Session: December 4, 2016

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

* Why Mary Halvorson Sounds Like No Other Guitarist (NPR)
* Jazz great Anthony Ortega maintains his sax appeal at 88 (San Diego Union-Tribune)
* Sun Ra: Singles review – a cosmic ride (The Guardian UK)
* The Top 25 Music Schools 2016 (Hollywood Reporter)
* Andrew Norman Wins The Grawemeyer Award For Music (NPR)
* Cuba: Music of a 'New Era' (Billboard)
* Recycling My Back Pages: A Music Writer/Collector Reflects on Disposing of His Magazine Archive (The Stranger)
* Forgotten audio formats: Wire recording - From espionage to home recording, the colorful life of the longest-used audio medium. (Ars Technica)
* Corea Elektric Band, Béla & Flecktones To Join Forces for 2017 Summer Tour (DownBeat)
* In Defense of Jazz (New Music Box)
* James Booker Was Hands Down the Greatest New Orleans Piano Player Ever (The Daily Beast)
* Darryl Jones: The unknown Stone (BBC)
* The weird and true story of Moondog (Macleans)
* God Is on the Loose! How the Tropicália Movement Provided Hope During Brazil’s Darkest Years (Pitchfork)
* What makes Bach sound like Bach? New dataset teaches algorithms classical music (
* The Sex Pistols’ ‘Anarchy in the UK’ Is More Relevant Now Than Ever (
* The Re-Flowering: Charles Lloyd's Second Golden Age (The Atlantic)
* At 85, Jazz Guitarist and Educator Kenny Burrell Is Still Going Strong (LA Weekly)
* Chicago's new generation of bluesmen (The Guardian UK)
* Fidel Castro: A First-Person Account of the Day the Music Stopped in Cuba (Billboard)
* The Band Before They Were The Band: A Listening Guide (Pitchfork)
* Cécile McLorin Salvant On Past, Present, Future (

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