Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sunday Session: June 17, 2018

Alice Coltrane
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:

* A Toast to Lorraine Gordon, the Formidable Engine Behind the World's Greatest Jazz Club (WBGO)
* How Spotify Discovers the Genres of Tomorrow (
* The pioneers commissioning their own classical music masterpieces (Financial Times)
* So, When Will YOU Hit Your Musical ‘Peak and Paralysis Age’? (
* Ginger Baker's Son: 'My Dad Has Been Dead to Me for a Long Time' (Rolling Stone)
* Angélique Kidjo on the Myth of Cultural Appropriation and Covering Remain in Light (
* NEWS: Jon Hiseman (1944-2018) R.I.P. (London Jazz News)
* Buddy Guy Is The Last Bastion Of The Blues (Forbes)
* Jimmy 'Duck' Holmes keeping blues alive in Bentonia (Jackson Clarion-Ledger)
* Yes, U2 Really Did Perform With Sun Ra's Arkestra (
* Playboy Fest Highlights New Talent, Genre Titans (DownBeat)
* Chicago Blues Fest Honors Delmark Anniversary (DownBeat)
* The Smaller the Theater, the Faster the Music (
* Invisible Hits: Alice Coltrane’s Journey (
* Cartoonist Blutch Explores the Genre in ‘Total Jazz’ (DownBeat)
* Women Set the Agenda, and a New Precedent, at the Jazz Journalists Association Awards (WBGO)
* Classical music 'should learn from hip hop' (BBC)
* The End of Owning Music: How CDs and Downloads Died (Rolling Stone)
* Tracing Coltrane’s Footsteps in Jersey (DownBeat)
* All That Jazz - A new documentary explores the Jewish origins of Blue Note Records, but evades some tough questions (Tablet)
* Artifacts Investigates AACM at Spoleto (DownBeat)
* 21 exhilarating records from the contemporary UK jazz scene (
* Top jazz pianists chosen for Ellis Marsalis International Piano Competition (
* U.S. to Review 1940s-Era Music Rules, With Billions at Stake (
* Erik Friedlander and Throw a Glass See Green (Jazz Times)
* East Meets West - Indian Classical Music and Jazz (
* R.I.P. Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Blues Brothers guitarist has died (

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