Sunday, August 05, 2018

Sunday Session: August 5, 2018

Gregory Porter
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:

* Sax player Charles Lloyd, Newport Jazz Festival’s artist-in-residence, is a ‘bluesman on a spiritual path’ (Providence Journal)
* A jazz legend’s Philadelphia home fading away (WHYY)
* Jazz.FM workers say the CEO harassed them. Now, they’re accused of plotting a coup (Toronto Star)
* The Top 10 Jazz Album Covers of All Time (Jazz Times)
* Where are musicians making money these days? On the road — and that’s about it (
* Why young people have fallen in love with jazz (The Telegraph)
* Lost Neil Young, Joni Mitchell Concert Recordings From 1968 Unearthed (Rolling Stone)
* Trumpeter Tomasz Stańko Dies at 76 (Jazz Times)
* Tomasz Stanko, A Trumpeter Whose Music Spoke To Freedom, Has Died (NPR)
* Gregory Porter: Soul Connections (
* Jazz and Pop Worlds Collide in Molde (DownBeat)
* How we made Steppenwolf's Born to Be Wild (The Guardian)
* Berkeley’s famed Fantasy Studios set to close in September (
* French Media Giant Vivendi Announces Plans To Sell As Much As Half Of Universal Music (NPR)
* Watch out Billboard: Variety and Rolling Stone owner buys into Nielsen rival BuzzAngle for ‘aggressive’ music charts push (
* Bettye Lavette: Soul Survivor (Rolling Stone)
* The Alphabet Of Dewey Johnson 1939–2018 (The Wire)
* What’s Behind the New Jazz Resurgence? (Rolling Stone)
* The Rolling Stones curate album of inspirational blues classics (
* Are Record Labels Facing an A&R Crisis? (Music Industry Blog)
* Reclaiming The Rhyme: How Black Women and Latinas Have Reshaped Pop Music (NPR)
* How Carol Kaye Became the Most Prolific Session Musician in History (
* Broken Time - “Nardis” and the Curious History of a Jazz Obsession (The Believer)
* BeatCaffeine’s 100 Best Jazz-Funk Songs (
* As Umbria Jazz Marks 45 Years, as Quincy, Iverson Evolve (DownBeat)
* Alan Braufman, Cooper-Moore, and Nabil Ayers: Return to the Valley (
* Work, Money Worries Leave Many Musicians Singing the Blues (
* Newport Festivals Sign 25-Year Agreement (Jazz Times)
* How Steely Dan Went Through Seven Guitarists and Dozens of Hours of Tape to Get the Perfect Guitar Solo on “Peg” (

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