Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday Session: May 28, 2017

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

* How the record industry crisis of 1925 shaped our musical world (The Guardian)
* Composer Angelo Badalamenti, Master Of Mood, Returns To 'Twin Peaks' (NPR)
* The Keys to Snarky Puppy's Success (Keyboard)
* Inside the Offices Where the Music Never Stops and Everyone Is DJ (
* By Any Name, Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda Was A Force (NPR)
* 7 pieces of gear that helped shape Radiohead’s timeless OK Computer (
* How Did Toby Keith Get To Do A Concert In Saudi Arabia? (NPR)
* Donny McCaslin: The David Bowie Connection (
* Watch: Alvin Lucier Talks Brain Waves, Marching Bands and John Cage (WQXR)
* Fela Kuti built his music around a distrust of Nigeria's elites. Now they're the audience for the musical about his life (Los Angeles Times)
* Cultural commissioner Mark Kelly moves to reshape Chicago Jazz Festival (Chicago Tribune)
* Yes, L.A. Has Lost Many of Its Jazz Clubs — but Other Venues Are Stepping In (LA Weekly)
* Q&A with Ronald Bruner Jr.: Squad Goals (DownBeat)
* At The Dawn Of Recorded Sound, No One Cared (NPR)
* How data is transforming the music industry (
* Night Time, My Time: The Pervasive Musical Influence Of Twin Peaks (
* Confessions Of An MP3 Blogger (
* Mickey Roker, Dynamic Hard-Bop Drummer and Philly Jazz Institution, Dies at 84 (WBGO)
* Why Remix 'Sgt. Pepper's'? Giles Martin, The Man Behind The Project, Explains (NPR)
* Reviving Alice Coltrane’s Ecstatic Music in New York City (DownBeat)
* Frankie & Johnny, Helen & Morgan (Jazz Times)
* Electronic pioneer Morton Subotnick subject of new documentary Subotnick (
* Terrace Martin Talks New Jazz Supergroup, Producing for Herbie Hancock (Rolling Stone)
* We no longer know who the biggest pop star in the world is (
* Quincy Jones Reflects on Artists He Loves, Wished He'd Worked With During Intimate Launch of New Headphones (Billboard)
* Social Music: ‘Jam of the Week’ Builds Online Jazz Community (DownBeat)
* Everybody Digs Ralph Towner - The veteran guitarist on solo performance, Bill Evans and Oregon (Jazz Times)
* Kansas City's Oldest Jazz Institution Isn't Afraid Of New Beats — Or Other Challenges (KCUR)
* Joan La Barbara: Finding the Right Words to Inspire Sound (

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