Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday Session: July 30, 2017

Mal Waldron
Here's the roundup of various music-related items of interest that have appeared in StLJN's inbox over the past week:

* Jimmy Heath: A Little Bird Told Me (Jazz Times)
* Such Sweet Thunder: inside Duke Ellington's literary world (Jazzwise)
* REVIEW: Mary Halvorson Octet at the Village Vanguard in New York (London Jazz News)
* Mary Halvorson Makes Village Vanguard Debut (DownBeat)
* Scott Hanley signs on as jazz station GM (
* The night I drove George Melly home from the Cricklewood Tavern (The Guardian)
* Why Vinyl’s Boom Is Over (Wall Street Journal)
* The Ultimate Playlist Of Banned Wedding Songs (
* New Orleans music legend Dr. John reflects on a lifetime of song and adversity (San Diego Union Tribune)
* The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women (NPR)
* Fascinating Algorithm: Dan Tepfer's Player Piano Is His Composing Partner (NPR)
* Q&A with David Lynch’s Music Collaborator Dean Hurley – Part 1: Working On and “Protecting the Experience” of Twin Peaks: The Return (
* Q&A with David Lynch’s Music Collaborator Dean Hurley – Part 2: Being “Open Creatively” and “Knowing When to Walk Away” (
* After Surviving Lightning Strike, Vocalist Evans Prepares for Comeback (DownBeat)
* How SoundCloud's broken business model drove artists away (
* A New Job At Wesleyan, A New Album And A New Direction For Drummer Tyshawn Sorey (Hartford Courant)
* Keith Richards says the Rolling Stones will record new, original music 'very shortly' (New York Daily News)
* How Southern-Soul Survivor Don Bryant Finally Got His Second Chance (Rolling Stone)
* Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Tours With Young ‘Nightflyers’ (Wall Street Journal)
* Free at Last: Mal Waldron’s ecstatic minimalism. (The Nation)
* Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties (
* Changing the face of American orchestras, one player at a time (
* Alan Lomax’s Timeless American Recordings Find a New Audience (
* The Top Ten Most Overrated Drummers Of All Time (
* A Fearless and Kind Leader—Remembering Geri Allen (1957-2017) (New Music Box)
* UK Music chief warns of 'perfect storm' facing music industry (
* Roscoe Mitchell Captures the Eternal Now on Remarkable New Album (Village Voice)
* 45 45s That Changed The World (
* What is Jack DeJohnette's Native American Spirit Name? (WBGO)
* Orrin Evans on Joining the Bad Plus (Jazz Times)
* Angels and Demons at Play: Jim Knipfel on Reclaiming Sun Ra’s Legacy (
* The Jazz & Blues Art Box — instant collection, rare data trove (Jazz Beyond Jazz)
* The sound illusion that makes Dunkirk so intense (
* How I Taught My Computer to Write Its Own Music (
* The reissue racket: how many more ‘classic’ albums will be repackaged? (The Guardian)
* Whatever Happened to Indie Rock? (
* Watch the Making of a Hand-Crafted Violin, from Start to Finish, in a Beautifully-Shot Documentary (

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