Sunday, April 01, 2018

Sunday Session: April 1, 2018

Lionel Loueke
Here's a roundup of various music-related items of interest that have shown up in one of StLJN's various inboxes or feeds over the past week:

* Spring arts 2018: Meet musician Anthony Davis (San Diego Union Tribune)
* At 93, Roy Haynes Remains a Nuanced Drummer (DownBeat)
* Roxy Music: Legendary LA Shows Catch Zappa And The Mothers At Their Most Inventive (
* Mud Morganfield Honors the Past and Chases the Future (
* A Tom Waits Listening Primer (
* Can One Company Catalog Every Record Ever Made? (Paste)
* How Wes Anderson Perfected the Music-Nerd Soundtrack (
* Physical music outsold digital downloads in the US last year (
* SXSW: Music Journalism Panel Illuminates Streaming’s Impact on Editorial Decisions (Variety)
* Sony Music Overhauls Legacy Label to Adapt to Streaming World (EXCLUSIVE) (Variety)
* The MPS Label Celebrates a Resurgence (DownBeat)
* Jazz's Bleeding Edge? You Can Find It, Briefly, In Eastern Tennessee (WBGO)
* Chad Lawson Wants To Revive Piano For The 'Spotify Generation' (NPR)
* Experimental music's reliance on Facebook is counterintuitive – but there are alternatives (The Guardian)
* Q&A with Guitarist Lionel Loueke: Signature Sound (DownBeat)
* 'It's like being a prizefighter': the busker who went viral on his new chance at fame (The Guardian)
* How Steinway's $133,000 Spirio self-playing piano engineered a symphonic turnaround (USA Today)
* Going to concerts helps you live longer, according to new research (The Independent)
* Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins Can No Longer Play His Horn, But He's Still Searching for His Sound (People)
* David Byrne on the Music That Made Him (
* Musicians hit by 'management scam' (BBC)
* 'I'm 100 per cent myself': Fred Hersch's life is an open book (
* Cal Tjader: San Francisco to Portland with Seattle a Bust (Jazz Profiles)
* Braxton Issues 11-disc Rumination on Charlie Parker (DownBeat)
* iTunes Announces All Music Downloads Will Be Shut Down and It's Not a 'Black Mirror' Episode (
* Timeless New York Tribute As All-Star Line-Up Gathers In Celebration Of John Abercrombie (Jazzwise)
* The Roots Of Van Morrison's 'Astral Weeks' (WBUR)
* Learning Through Listening: Shabaka Hutchings Favourite LPs (
* The Bad Plus: Goodbye, Hello (Jazz Times)
* Q&A with Matthew Shipp: ‘Out of Nothingness’ (DownBeat)
* Wynton Marsalis Reflects on 30 Years of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (Billboard)
* Mere Virtuosity - Variations on a Slippery Idea (
* Organ Grinding - When the audience revolted at Carnegie Hall (The American Scholar)
* The Defiant Ones’ Jimmy Iovine on the future of streaming and “stepping back” from Apple Music (
* Treasure unearthed from late Houston jazz legend (Houston Chronicle)

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