Sunday, November 06, 2016

Sunday Session: November 6, 2016

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

* What Lady Gaga Finds Appealing in Reel-to-Reel (The New Yorker)
* How TV Is Making Us Hear ’80s Music in a Whole New Way (
* 35 Greatest Horror Soundtracks: Modern Masters, Gatekeepers Choose (Rolling Stone)
* Esperanza Spalding Wins 2016 MOBO Award for Best Jazz Act (Jazz Times)
* Phil Ranelin revisits ‘Vibes From the Tribe’ on its 40th anniversary (Detroit Metro Times)
* Wayne Shorter: 'Jazz isn’t chewing gum – you can’t market it' (The Telegraph UK)
* Corea Assembles Supergroup for Miles Tribute at Blue Note NYC (DownBeat)
* Anthony Braxton still knows no boundaries (
* 15th Annual "A Great Night in Harlem" Honoring Dr. John and McCoy Tyner (Jazz Times)
* Roli Blocks are expressive multitouch musical instruments for everyone (Ars Technica)
* 23% Of CDs Sold On Amazon Are Counterfeit, Say Investigators (
* Marsalis & Friends Honor the Jazz Spirit of Ralph Ellison at NJPAC (DownBeat)
* Kamasi Washington Has Conquered the Jazz World. What Does He Do Next? (LA Weekly)
* The Way Forward: An Interview With Electronic Music Pioneer Richard Pinhas (
* Beyoncé and Dixie Chicks incited a country music civil war (
* Bassist Bob Cranshaw Dies at 83 (Jazz Times)
* Tribune Literary Prize winner Philip Glass reflects on his life, music (Chicago Tribune)
* Dynamic Duo of Jazz Piano Improvisation: Herbie Hancock Converses Musically With Chick Corea in His Birthday Engagement at the Blue Note (
* Natural Selection: How a New Age Hustler Sold the Sound of the World (
* A subsidised critic is the thin end of a dangerous wedge (The Guardian UK)
* Rolling Stone Magazine Faces Shutdown Over Fake Gang-Rape Story; $7.5 Million Defamation Ruling (
* Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh On The Synths That Changed Pop Forever (NPR)
* In the key of zzz: the concerts intended to send you to sleep (The Guardian UK)

* Composing Paranoia: A Conversation With Darcy James Argue (
* The Greatest Invention of One Thousand Years Ago (
* Coltrane Crumbles: The jazz legend's neglected house in Philly (Philadephia Weekly)

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