Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday Session: January 15, 2017

Alice Coltrane
Here are some interesting music-related items that have landed in StLJN's inbox over the past week:

* Cuba Is the Missing Link in Jazz History (The Daily Beast)
* The Quiet Failure of Sony’s Giant Cassette Tape (Atlas Obscura)
* Tiny Desk Concert: Donny McCaslin (NPR)
* Naxos Launches Jazz-Only E-Commerce Site, ArkivJazz: Exclusive (Billboard)
* Thoughts While Attending the First Symphony in the Series My Wife Wanted to Buy (The New Yorker)
* Stage Oddity: The Story of David Bowie’s Secret Final Project (GQ)
* Kamasi Turns Bay Residency into Party (DownBeat)
* Why Manassas Was Stephen Stills' Best Band (
* WJF Artists Address Social Justice (DownBeat)
* Benny Reeves, a Motown original, is still hustlin’ — in between Uber gigs (Detroit Metro Times)
* Why Unreleased Marvin Gaye, Supremes, Beach Boys Tracks Are Suddenly Appearing: EU Copyright Law (Billboard)
* 130 Bands In Five Days: Highlights From Winter Jazzfest NYC 2017 (NPR)
* Meet Yolanda ‘Yo Yo’ Baker, America’s last disco ball maker (
* Music's Weird Cassette-Tape Revival Is Paying Off (Fast Company)
* Muddy Waters' heirs still seeking answers about blues legend's estate (Chicago Tribune)
* Groovy vintage ads for classic guitars (
* Transfiguration and Transcendence: The Music of Alice Coltrane (Pitchfork)
* John Snyder & the Meaning of Production (Jazz Times)
* What Happens When Algorithms Design a Concert Hall? The Stunning Elbphilharmonie (Wired)
* Closing time: Why some of Canada's music clubs are losing the fight to stay open (
* La La Land Is Clueless About What’s Actually Happening in Jazz (
* A Young Jazz Pianist Remembers His Biggest Champion: Nat Hentoff (Village Voice)

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