Sunday, December 31, 2017

Sunday Session: December 31, 2017

Donny Hathaway
Here's the roundup of various music-related items of interest that have shown up in one of StLJN's inboxes over the past week:

* Jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield keeps on making music, despite federal indictment (New Orleans Advocate)
* Is Music Getting Shorter? How Hot 100 Hits Downsized In 2017 (Billboard)
* Holiday travel woes? Try flying with a tuba (Cincinnati Enquirer)
* 'This Christmas': How a Chicago postal worker and Donny Hathaway created a holiday classic (Chicago Tribune)
* The Bad Plus Interviews 2017: Introduction (
* Interview: Jamie Saft (Burning Ambulance)
* This Is The Odd Writing Technique Used by David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, and Bob Dylan (
* Streaming Services and the End of Music Collection (Variety)
* Brian Eno Presents a Crash Course on How the Recording Studio Radically Changed Music: Hear His Influential Lecture “The Recording Studio as a Compositional Tool” (1979) (
* Hackers Can Rickroll Thousands of Sonos and Bose Speakers Over the Internet (Wired)
* Paul McCartney's One on One Tour Earns $132 Million in 2017 (Billboard)
* Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri Doesn't Miss A Beat at 81 (NPR)
* Sidran, Willis Deliver Intense Sets in Paris (DownBeat)
* In A New Book, A Musician And A Scientist Describe Their Lives At the South Pole (KUT)
* Five visions for the future of music (BBC)
* Deluxe Reissue of Sonny Rollins’ “Way Out West” Out Feb. 16 (Jazz Times)
* 'The Coolest Job In The World': Fenway's Organist Talks Music And Baseball (WBUR)
* Tropicalia Music Still Speaks To Young Marginalized Urban Brazilians (NPR)
* Not dead yet: Record executives fight for compact disc's future (CBC)
* The explosive influence of Chicago’s AACM and the records it created (
* A bluesy winter night in New York with Slim Harpo (

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