Sunday, April 02, 2017

Sunday Session: April 2, 2017

Regina Carter
Here are some interesting music-related items that have landed in StLJN's inbox over the past week:

* Streaming Music Services, From Most Screwed to Least Screwed (Gizmodo)
* Hardware Store With a Jazzy Past Prepares to End its 95-Year Run (WTTW)
* How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Music Making (Billboard)
* With a big benefactor, Detroit Jazz Festival aims to find other revenue sources (
* Fragments of Louis Armstrong when he was on the cusp of greatness (New Orleans Times-Picayune/
* How inner city apartment developments have killed Australian rock’n’roll (
* Here’s how technology is fueling the home-recording industry (
* Orrin Evans Among Headliners of Inaugural Philly Jazz Fest (DownBeat)
* Big Ears 2017: Where Jeff Tweedy Is Noise Star, Symphony Plays on Floor (Rolling Stone)
* Chick Corea Announces ‘The Musician’ Documentary Film & Live Album (
* The Microscopic Septet - Pioneers Across Jazz Boundaries (
* Meet the encephalophone: An instrument you can play with your mind, just by thinking (Seattle Times)
* Carter Honors First Lady of Song with New Ella Tribute Album (DownBeat)
* Q&A with ‘I Called Him Morgan’ Filmmaker Kasper Collin (DownBeat)
* Jazz great Arthur Blythe, who grew up in San Diego, is dead at 76 (San Diego Union Tribune)
* Dizzy in the Daylight (New York Review of Books)
* Sculpting Sound: The Life of a Field Recordist (
* Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Plots New Big Band Record (Rolling Stone)
* Where Have All The Bob Seger Albums Gone? (NPR)
* Once We Listened to the Beatles. Now We Eat Beetles. (
* When a record label gets into making cool, weird instruments (Create Digital Music)
* Big Ears Festival Embraces Jazz Experimentalism (DownBeat)
* Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Talks Jazz as Protest Music, Trap Influence (Rolling Stone)
* The Poetry of Pop (The Paris Review)
* Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Lineup and Artists-in-Residence (Jazz Times)
* Q&A with Allan Holdsworth: “The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever” (DownBeat)
* Artificial Intelligence: Your New Best Friend? (
* Was Chuck Berry the lone genius he’s made out to be? (
* U.S. Music Industry Sees First Double Digit Growth in Almost 20 Years as Streaming Takes Over (Billboard)
* Never Mind Her Stellar Jazz Career, Young Ella Fitzgerald Just Wanted to Dance (Smithsonian)
* 7 Indie Labels On How Technology Has Changed Their World (Pitchfork)

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