Sunday, December 25, 2016

Sunday Session: December 25, 2016

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

* The 84-Year-Old Grandmother Who Fronts D.C.'s Coolest House Band (NPR)
* Chops: Deft Poetry - Kurt Elling, Laurence Hobgood and Roy Nathanson on blending jazz with verse (Jazz Times)
* For Mavis Staples, The Music Of The Civil Rights Era Couldn't Be More Relevant Today (NPR)
* Discovering the Savory Collection (
* 'A True Legend': Bob Krasnow's Legacy Celebrated by Colleagues (Billboard)
* Nina Simone to Be Honored With the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award (Variety)
* Deep-Learning Machine Listens to Bach, Then Writes Its Own Music in the Same Style (Technology Review)
* 9 U.K. Artists Making Jazz Feel Brand New (
* Motown’s True Visionaries (The New Yorker)
* Love’s in Need of Love Today - Introducing Wonder Week, a toast to Stevie’s greatness (
* Chuck Berry Invented the Idea of Rock and Roll (
* Dispatches From The War On Marching Bands (
* 'Rogue One' Composer on Filling John Williams' Shoes, Pleasing Marvel Franchise Fans (Hollywood Reporter)
* How the Vince Guaraldi Trio's 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' Became the Soundtrack of the Holidays (
* Interview: Robert Glasper (Keyboard)
* Jazz Caliente: Teaching The Tradition (KNKX)
* The Mariachi Men of Yugoslavia (

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