Sunday, May 07, 2017

Sunday Session: May 7, 2017

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

* Jonathan Demme's 'Stop Making Sense' Is the Past, Present, and Future of Concert Films (
* The perfect score? How composers are taking pop festivals by storm (The Guardian)
* Henry Threadgill: Dirt, and More Dirt (WQXR)
* Jazz Flutist Nicole Mitchell’s New Concept Album Asks, “What is Progress?” (
* The greatest music teacher who ever lived (BBC)
* R.I.P. Pono, Neil Young Kills Off His Digital Player (
* ‘Unless you’re 100% sure your artist is wrong, go with their vision’ (
* The Unsettling Performance That Showed the World Through AI’s Eyes (Wired)
* The 2017 International Jazz Day Global Concert - Art, people before politics at this all-star show in Havana, Cuba (Jazz Times)
* A Confluence of Vibrant Rhythm and Hopeful Goodwill in Havana, For International Jazz Day (WGBO)
* Revisiting Alice Coltrane's Lost Spiritual Classics (Rolling Stone)
* Herb Alpert talks back (Offbeat)
* Jazz at Lincoln Center Gala Celebrates Fitzgerald, Features Diverse Lineup (DownBeat)
* The Evolutionary Vocabulary of the Human Voice (
* Iggy Pop on Singing Jazz, Turning 70 (Rolling Stone)
* Millennials Are Buying Vinyl, But Not From Record Stores (
* Butch Morris’s workbook for spontaneous composition published (Jazz Beyond Jazz/
* Interview Series: Michael Heller, Loft Jazz (
* On the Record with Pianist Vijay Iyer (
* A Huge Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music (1920-2007) Featuring John Cage, Sun Ra, Captain Beefheart & More (
* Overdue Ovation: John Lindberg - A circle still in progress (Jazz Times)
* Guitarist John McLaughlin Talks Mahavishnu, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Yoga (Newsweek)
* Trevor Watts & Other Intakt Artists Go Exploring in Vortex (DownBeat)
* Marc Ribot: Barriers to Participation (Guernica)
* John Coltrane Documentary Chasing Trane Is a Flub Supreme (Miami New Times)
* Interview: Cooper-Moore on Lifetime Achievement Award From Vision Festival & More (Free Jazz Blog)
* This Record Label Releases Albums That Are Almost Impossible to Play (
* A Young Saxophonist Channels His Inner Jedi, With Music, For International Star Wars Day (WBGO)
* Patti LaBelle on Her First-Ever Jazz Album: ‘It Sounds More Beautiful Than I Ever Imagined’ (Variety)
* Napster, Spotify and the Fall of the 'Middle-Class Musician' (Rolling Stone)
* Chicago musicians speak up about the Affordable Care Act (Chicago Reader)
* Tenor Titans Unite to Honor Sonny Rollins (DownBeat)
* How The Music Industry Is Putting Itself Out Of Business (Forbes)
* David Murray Is Back in Town (Stereophile)
* Trumpeter Sean Jones Aims for ‘Raw’ Sound with Live Album (DownBeat)
* New Orleans Jazz Festival: 1st Weekend Photos (Jazz Times)
* How Star Wars Influenced Funk and Disco, in 7 Songs (
* Remembering Jazz's Greatest Year With the Living Legends of 1959 (Billboard)

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