Sunday, December 17, 2017

Sunday Session: December 17, 2017

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

* Hearing Otis Redding’s 'Try a Little Tenderness' as a Song of Resistance (The Atlantic)
* Review: Chasing Trane (Jazz Journal)
* My Name Is Dave, I Collect Vinyl Records, and I Have a Problem (The Stranger)
* The Loneliness of the Long Distance Rocker (The Baffler)
* The Cosmos Is Still Catching Up to Pharaoh Sanders' Earliest Records (
* Matt Wilson Talks About Making Spirits Bright, On the Eve of a Tour with His Christmas Tree-O (WBGO)
* Frankie Newton: The Forgotten Trumpeter (Jazz History Online)
* NRBQ, Steve Ferguson, and the pursuit of the impossible guitar lick (Oxford American)
* Stream 74 Sun Ra Albums Free Online: Decades of “Space Jazz” and Other Forms of Intergalactic, Afrofuturistic Musical Creativity (
* How to Fix the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Variety)
* MAJOR CHORDS | Can We Really Take Pleasure From Music Born From Suffering? (
* Stanley Clarke Is the Reason You Love Music (
* Mingus & Joni Mitchell: The Black Saint & the Singer Lady (Jazz Times)
* Irvin Mayfield indicted by federal grand jury on fraud, money laundering charges (
* The FCC Just Shrunk the Music Industry (
* Ben Allison and Think Free Bring 'Layers of the City' into Our Studio, on The Checkout (WBGO)
* Junk Shop Classical On Joyce Hatto: Music Stories Told £1 LP By £1 LP (
* Marc Ribot: “It's good to understand not only how to play guitar, but also why to play guitar” (
* Ikue Mori: Sustenance and Renewal in Downtown Music (
* Minneapolis jazz band the Bad Plus prepares for final shows with original lineup (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)
* Institutions raced to dump James Levine. They should look hard at themselves (Washington Post)
* The neuroscience of jazz (

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