Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday Session: February 15, 2015

Billie Holiday
For your Sunday reading enjoyment and edification, here are some noteworthy items encountered during the past week about jazz, creative music, and more:

* You're Not Weird for Preferring the Live Version (Pacific Standard)
* Bird Of A Feather: Rudresh Mahanthappa On Learning From Charlie Parker (NPR)
* Glasper, Q-Tip Celebrate Blue Note 75th Anniversary at Capitol Records in Los Angeles (Down Beat)
* 50 Years of the AACM Celebrated in NYC Concerts (Jazz Times)
* Grammy-Nominated Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar on 2,000 Records, Women in Music & Pranking Audio Stores (Billboard)
* Jack White’s Guacamole Meets Van Halen’s M&Ms (Guitar Player)
* New Models: The State of Music Commissioning (
* Can’t See the Trees for the Forest at the 2015 Grammys (New Music Box)
* Remembering Bobby “Blue” Bland (Texas Monthly)
* Bill Evans' Kind of Blue Notes (JazzWax)
* FACT: Pandora Only Pays Songwriters 4% Of Revenues (Hypebot)
* Kurt Elling talks tackling Frank Sinatra: Portland Jazz Festival 2015 (Portland Oregonian)
* Gamers, Musicians Unite for SFJAZZ Bowl on Super Sunday (Down Beat)
* New Billie Holiday Collection Coming From Legacy - 20-track set covers 1935-45 (Jazz Times)
* The Stacks: Billie Holiday: Jazz’s Aching Songbird (The Daily Beast)

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