Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sunday Session: February 28, 2016

Kahil El'Zabar
For your Sunday reading, some interesting music-related items that have turned up recently in StLJN's inbox:

* Inside Pete Townshend's Studio Barge (Pro Sound News)
* Blues Is The Cool, 'New' Genre In Music....Again (Forbes)
* Kahil El’Zabar: Jazz as spiritual experience (Washington Post)
* Unseen Interview with ARP 2600 Co-inventor, Dennis P Colin (Keyboard)
* "There Are No Flaws in Art": Esperanza Spalding Shares Her D+Evolution (
* What I Learned Working At A Record Label That Failed (
* A memory of a lifetime: Shopping with August Wilson at Jazz Record Mart (Chicago Tribune)
* A History of Police Boycotting Musicians in America (Pitchfork)
* Jazz Saxophonist Branford Marsalis: Jay-Z Doesn't Know What He's Talking About (San Antonio Current)
* Recording Icon Al Schmitt Mentors Students at Grammy Camp (DownBeat)
* SFJAZZ Collective Interprets Michael Jackson Songs (DownBeat)
* The school bus driver with a Grammy (Nashville Tennessean)
* Are old-school entertainers a dying breed? (Las Vegas Review Journal)
* The Eloquent Firing of Charles Mingus by Duke Ellington (
* How the Moog Synthesizer Changed the Sound of Music (
* Laurie Anderson: An artist like no other (Washington Post)
* Can Steinway Lure a New Generation of Piano Lovers and 'Cultured Achievers'? Inside the legacy brand's unprecedented campaign (Adweek)
* Verve Reissues Classic Jazz Albums for 60th Anniversary (DownBeat)
* Inside Rock Legend Fats Domino's World: Crawfish, Cards, Boogie-Woogie (Rolling Stone)
* Photos: One Last Sad Glimpse Of Midtown's Now-Defunct Music Row (Gothamist)
* Wild gorillas compose happy songs that they hum during meals (New Scientist)

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