Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday Session: May 21, 2017

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

* The 20 hottest music startups of 2017 (according to Midemlab) (
* #AfroNation: The House That Africa Built (
* Cleveland's legendary Leo's Casino made music history, transcended race (photos, videos) (
* Cécile McLorin Salvant’s Timeless Jazz (The New Yorker)
* With a New Collaborations Album, Todd Rundgren Talks About Loving Reznor, Fagen and Robyn… and Loathing Trump (Variety)
* The failed experiment of the digital album booklet (
* Benmont Tench - The 40th Anniversary Interview (Keyboard)
* Google’s AI Invents Sounds Humans Have Never Heard Before (Wired)
* With Experience on their Side, The Cookers Heat Up Dizzy’s (DownBeat)
* 'Rolling Stone' Founder Jann Wenner On 50 Years Of Rock And Roll History (NPR)
* “MP3 is dead” missed the real, much better story (
* Hear 2,000 Recordings of the Most Essential Jazz Songs: A Huge Playlist for Your Jazz Education (
* Nels Cline on Why Playing Jazz Has Never Been More Important (
* Hear Aerobic Exercise: When Soviet Musicians Recorded Electronic Music for a Subversive Home Fitness Record (1984)(
* Maxwell, Cat Power, and 5 More on Their Favorite Nina Simone Songs (
* Rebuilding—and Recording With—the 1920s Technology That Changed American Music Forever (Wired)
* How the Internet financially kills musicians and other artists (Washington Post)
* The Art of the Mistake - Why flubs and clinkers are part of the myth of authentic jazz. (
* Magical Mystery Drum: The Quest for Ringo's Ed Sullivan Snare (
* A Long-Lost Thelonious Monk Album Is Finally Released Nearly 60 Years Later (Newsweek)
* The science of songs: how does music affect your body chemistry? (The Guardian)
* Drumset = You (The Paris Review)
* An ode to the joy and madness of the B-side (
* 17 charts that show the current state of the music industry (
* Making sounds with Suzanne Ciani, America's first female synth hero (The Guardian)
* Trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson Shares the Cuban Inspiration Behind His "Folk Song" (WBGO)

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