Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sunday Session: April 10, 2016

Pharoah Sanders
Some interesting music-related items that have landed in StLJN's inbox over the past week:

* Local Jazz Musicians Turn to D.C. Council to Support the Scene (Washington City Paper)
* US Is One Of Just 4 Countries Not Paying Performers For Radio Play, And The Others Are... (
* Big Ears Festival diary – three days at Knoxville's genre-spanning event (The Guardian UK)
* Media's Digital Upheaval in 6 Charts (
* Jeff Beck To Release New Album on July 15 (DownBeat)
* Abdullah Ibrahim: A Life in Song (
* Steven Bernstein Premiers Guitar-Centric Quartet in New York (DownBeat)
* 'The Dude': Remembering Quincy Jones’ Most Important Album Ever (Ebony)
* New owners to take over Heritage Guitar in old Gibson Guitar factory (
* ‘Jazz Masters’ honor genre’s greats, but keep them watching from the audience (Washington Post)
* Photos: NEA Jazz Masters Concert - Gary Burton, Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders and Wendy Oxenhorn honored (Jazz Times)
* So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star: Photos of the 1960’s Garage Band Explosion (
* Carol Kaye, 81-Year-Old Pioneer of Rock, Gives Kiss’ Gene Simmons a Bass Lesson (
* Man Who Stole Jazz Pianist Cecil Taylor’s Prize Money Is Sentenced (New York Times)
* Singer Bill Henderson Dies at 90 - Recorded with Oscar Peterson, Horace Silver; was also successful actor (Jazz Times)
* Merle Haggard’s America (
* Why the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame should be put out of its misery (The Guardian UK)
* Long Live WWOZ (Offbeat)
* Rare Sun Ra singles to be issued on space-age 7″ vinyl (
* Sony Sues Rdio Executives for Fraud, A Cautionary Tale for Entrepreneurs (MusicTech.Solutions)
* Branford Marsalis To Release New Album with Kurt Elling on June 10 (DownBeat)
* Silver Swing - 10 must-watch jazz movies (Jazz Times)
* Jazz great Sonny Rollins still not finished at 85 (The Telegraph UK)
* Paul Simon Announces New Album ‘Stranger to Stranger’ (Wall Street Journal)
* The Man Who Recorded, Tamed and Then Sold Nature Sounds to America (Atlas Obscura)
* A Record Shopkeeper Writes: Why Record Store Day Must End (The Quietus)
* These Rarely Seen Images Show Jazz Greats Pouring Out Their Hearts (Smithsonian)

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