Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sunday Session: July 15, 2018

Brian Blade
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:

* 'You can't judge a generation's taste': making Now That’s What I Call Music (The Guardian)
* Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band Leaves Michael Bourne Mouth Agape in Montreal (WBGO)
* Kamasi Washington, the wisest man on Earth (
* How did Irvin Mayfield, the man with the golden trumpet, end up in the poorhouse? (New Orleans Advocate)
* The Adventurous World of Brazilian Experimental Music (
* MIT Develops AI That Can Isolate and Edit the Individual Instruments in a Song (
* An AI system for editing music in videos (
* ‘Skyrockets in flight/Afternoon delight’: The story behind Starland Vocal Band’s one big hit (Washington Post)
* In Istanbul, a Display of National Music Culture (DownBeat)
* NEA Announces 2019 Jazz Masters (Jazz Times)
* Coltrane, Kamasi and the art of looking both directions at once (
* Synths may be spared worst of US trade war – for now (
* Global Notation: a new notation system for world music (
* The Jazz Pianist Who Made One Masterpiece And Disappeared (
* Before Björk, There Was the Last Incan Princess (
* How Ads Get Away with *Almost* Plagiarizing Existing Music (
* 10 Essential One-Track Albums (
* “A Band At The Top Of Their Game”: Ravi Coltrane Talks John’s “Classic Quartet” (
* New $50,000 prize in improvised music gives its first awards to Joe McPhee and Susan Alcorn (Chicago Reader)
* Ellis Marsalis Jazz Piano Competition Winners Announced (Jazz Times)
* The GroundUP Festival Brings Even More Heat to Miami, on Jazz Night in America (WBGO)
* Who Is Benefitting From the Nostalgic Vintage Releases in African Music? (
* The Sonic Arts Union’s Handmade Electronic Music, 1966-1976 (
* Chicago label Still Music rescues decades of house history from a south-side storage locker (Chicago Reader)
* A Conversation with La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and Jung Hee Choi (

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