Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sunday Session: May 14, 2017

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

* Can’t help falling in price: why Elvis memorabilia is plummeting in value (The Guardian)
* Photos & Review: Stevie, Snoop, Tank and the Bangas shine on Jazz Fest’s biggest day (Offbeat)
* Louis Armstrong and the jazz heritage of the Fair Grounds (New Orleans Times-Picayune/
* Béla Fleck: Things That Sound Right (New Music Box)
* "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," Baseball's National Anthem (
* Jazz Fest wraps up with big sets from The Meters, Kings of Leon (Offbeat)
* Q&A with Orrin Evans: The Bad Plus’ New Addition (DownBeat)
* Cassettes Are Making A Comeback, But Which Artists Are Actually Selling Them? (Forbes)
* What does ‘rock music’ even mean anymore anyway? (City Pages)
* This cybernetic synth contains a brain grown from the inventor’s cells (
* How Preservation Hall Jazz Band Found Their New Sound in Cuba (Rolling Stone)
* New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest: A Photo Recap (DownBeat)
* The Colonel Has a Master Plan (
* Scofield Revisits His Past in Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert (DownBeat)
* The Decline of the Yellow Label (
* Universal Demands Cancellation of $30 Million Deal With Prince Estate (Billboard)
* The MP3 Is Officially Dead, According To Its Creators (NPR)
* eMusic Relaunches Indie-Centric Music Service (Billboard)
* New Orleans Jazz Festival: 2nd Weekend Photos (Jazz Times)
* “Play Without Bitching About the Key,” and Other Humorous, Blunt Annotations Added to Musical Scores (
* Here comes the science bit: why music festivals are going geek (The Guardian)
* Paradise Blue: A Fictional Jazz Club in a Real Time (DownBeat)
* The Checkout: Drummer Tyshawn Sorey Reflects on His Spectrum of Imagination (WBGO)
* In full, on vinyl, no talking: have we lost the art of listening to music? (The Guardian)
* Valdés Puts Efflorescent Pianism on Display at Birdland (DownBeat)

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