Sunday, July 29, 2018

Sunday Session: July 29, 2018

Art Ensemble of Chicago
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:

* Art Ensemble of Chicago Reunites in Norway (DownBeat)
* In Conversation: Billy Joel (
* The right place at the right time: The jazz education of Charles McPherson (Santa Fe New Mexican)
* Terence Blanchard & the E-Collective: Fusion for Humanity (Jazz Times)
* Making Music For A Living is Harder Than Ever (Offbeat)
* Remembering Frank Sinatra’s Time-Stopping Performance At The Sands (
* A new youth movement is energizing the high-end audio market (
* The Rise Of The Sampling Pad In The Modern Drummer’s Setup (
* Kongsberg Festival Teams Up Improvisors (DownBeat)
* 10 All-Time Great Jazz Quartets (Jazz Times)
* Streaming services are seeing a jazz renaissance amongst younger fans (BBC)
* Kamasi Washington Wants To Free Your Mind (
* Jazz Legend Wayne Shorter Announces 'Emanon,' A Multiverse-Inspired Triple Album (WBGO)
* New Book Chronicles the Saga of Jazz in Washington D.C. (DownBeat)
* Michael Franks Is Happy to Be “Some Old Jazz Guy” (Jazz Times)
* Steven Van Zandt Creates a Free School of Rock: 100+ Free Lesson Plans That Educate Kids Through Music (
* Nellie McKay’s Affability Refracted by Humorous Worldview (DownBeat)
* You Don’t Need to Be a Musician to Get a Record Deal in 2018 (Rolling Stone)
* Django Festival Allstars: Strong Picking Hands and Big Hearts (Jazz Times)
* Spotify Hits 180 Million Users — and Loses Even More Money (Rolling Stone)
* Don Was, Dave McMurray Continue Telling Detroit’s Story (DownBeat)
* The state of jazz: Talking with A.B. Spellman (Santa Fe New Mexican)
* Historic home of blues artist W.C. Handy returned to family (Times of Northwest Indiana)
* Catalog of Fania Records, the Motown of Latin Music, Is Sold (New York Times)

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