Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sunday Session: August 16, 2015

Jaco Pastorius
For your Sunday reading, here are some interesting music-related items that have hit StLJN's inbox over the past week:

* Composing Music With Recurrent Neural Networks (
* The recording of the music for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (London Jazz News)
* Music Therapy Might One Day Help People With Epilepsy (
* Secret Life of a Rock and Roll Trucker (
* Jerry Lee Lewis: ‘I worry about whether I'm going to heaven or hell’(The Guardian UK)
* R. Crumb’s Vibrant, Over-the-Top Album Covers (1968-2004) (
* Prince Compares Record Contracts To Slavery In Rare Meeting With Media (NPR)
* The sensational world of band riders (and the not so glamorous reality) (Minnesota Public Radio)
* Columbia House, once a mail-order giant, files for bankruptcy (Los Angeles Times)
* Astronomer Uses Stars as Musical Instruments (Technology Review)
* Rain is sizzling bacon, cars are lions roaring: the art of sound in movies (The Guardian UK)
* Chess Records and the ten 7"s that helped shape modern music (The Vinyl Factory)
* Rare Photographs of Jazz Icons From the Archives of Metronome Magazine (Slate)
* Finally, A Non-Embarrassing Classical-Music Scene in a Blockbuster Movie (The New Yorker)
* We analyzed a month of Beats 1 tracks to figure out Apple’s taste in music (
* The Word is Beat: Jazz, Poetry & the Beat Generation (
* SoundExchange Launches PLAYS Search Engine: Who's Claiming Your Recordings? (
* As Newspapers Cut Music Critics, a Dark Time for the Arts or Dawn of a New Age? (WQXR)
* Tech and Artificial Intelligence Are Changing Music as We Know It. Here Are the 6 Big Ways (
* These Three Museums are Dedicated to Preserving the History of American Jazz (Atlanta Black Star)
* Could an Old-School Tube Amp Make the Music You Love Sound Better? (Collectors Weekly)
* Maiden Voyage: Herbie Hancock In The 1960s (WFIU)
* What's So Smooth About the New Smooth Jazz? (PopMatters)
* Back on song: New Orleans 10 years after Katrina (The Guardian UK)
* Anita Pointer: Civil-Rights Activist, Pop Star, and Serious Collector of Black Memorabilia (Collectors Weekly)
* Shorter Leads All-Star Tribute to Pastorius at Hollywood Bowl (DownBeat)

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