Sunday, January 08, 2017

Sunday Session: January 8, 2017

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

* Music History in an Alternate Universe: Imagine the Beatles Never Existed (
* Mahalia Jackson rediscovered: New CD features unreleased recordings from Historic New Orleans Collection (New Orleans Advocate)
* 'La La Land' Composer Explains Why His Music Isn't Supposed to Sound Nostalgic (
* ‘Kimono My House’: Sparks’ audio guide to the Los Angeles rock scene of the Sixties (
* How Sun Ra’s Definitive Singles Catalog Finally Saw The Light of Day (
* Listeners Are Paying for Music Again: Subscription Streaming Soars (
* United Record Pressing's Original Nashville Plant, Steeped in Music History, to Cease Operations (Billboard)
* 'Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s' Explores a Vital Chapter in Downtown History (Village Voice)
* Another Good Year For Jazz Drummer Bill Stewart (Iowa Public Radio)
* Q&A: Catherine Russell (Jazz Times)
* Inside the Life of John Prine, the Mark Twain of American Songwriting (Rolling Stone)
* Give The Drummer Some: Tower of Power’s David Garibaldi (
* 50 Years Ago, the Wah-Wah Pedal Was Born in a Hollywood Hills Garage (LA Weekly)
* Before & After: Andy Bey - A listener, and storyteller, for the ages (Jazz Times)
* Irving Fields: Bagels and Bongos (
* The Self-Evidence of Kamasi Washington (Tucson Weekly)
* Curtains fall on arts critics at newspapers (Columbia Journalism Review)
* Meet The Producer Who Runs Her Opera Empire From A Two-Bedroom Apartment (NPR)
* Jazz Legends Explore Their Social Justice Legacy at Winter Jazzfest 2017 (
* Joe Henderson In 5 Songs (
* David Byrne on not being afraid to fail (TheCreativeIndependent)
* Nat Hentoff, Journalist and Social Commentator, Dies at 91 (New York Times)

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