Sunday, July 02, 2017

Sunday Session: July 2, 2017

Geri Allen
Here's the weekly roundup of various music-related items of interest that have landed in StLJN's inbox over the past week:

* Rescuing the Treasures of a Dead Jazz Legend - Sun Ra, Alton Abraham, and the Taming of the Freak (
* The Untold and Deeply Stoned Story of the First U.S. Rock Festival (Rolling Stone)
* How Japan’s Landscape Inspired a New Kind of Electronic Music (
* A Ticket to Rock Royalty: Gregg Allman’s Midnight Ride through New Orleans (Offbeat)
* Dee Dee Bridgewater: Her Memphis Roots Are Showing (Jazz Times)
* Jazzfest review: Hudson raised the NAC Theatre's roof with its jazz-rock (Ottawa Citizen)
* Wadada Leo Smith, Mary Halvorson Among Winners in DownBeat Critics Poll (DownBeat)
* How Countries Around the World Fund Music—and Why It Matters (Pitchfork,com)
* Geri Allen, Brilliantly Expressive Pianist, Composer and Educator, Dies at 60 (WBGO)
* Geri Allen, Pianist Who Reconciled Jazz’s Far-Flung Styles, Dies at 60 (New York Times)
* Heartbroken Jazz Aficionados Agree: Geri Allen Brought ‘Spirit to the Music’ (
* Randy Weston: Music of The Earth (
* Classical music's blurred boundaries (Gramophone)
* Still Dreaming: Joshua Redman's Tribute To A Tribute (NPR)
* A Brief History of Music That Doesn't Need to Be Listened To (
* Jazz great Branford Marsalis shares humble life lessons in Vancouver (Metro News)
* Boundaries - An Interview with George Lewis (
* Sony Music to start manufacturing its own vinyl for the first time in nearly 30 years (
* Will The Next Pop Culture Icon Be Augmented Reality? (
* Paul McCartney and Sony Settle Beatles Copyright Suit (
* Can Synthesizers Compose Music? Nearly 50 Years Ago, This One Could (LA Weekly)
* Video: Foley Artists – How Movie Sound Effects Are Made (
* In Stargoon’s Car (The Paris Review)
* Sustaining Americana - What do you get for the genre that has everything? (No Depression)

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