Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sunday Session: February 21, 2021

Phatoah Sanders
Here's this week's roundup of various music-related items of interest:

* Can Caroline Shaw Make Classical Cool? (The Atlantic)
* Remembering Rupert Neve, Console Creator, 1926-2021 (
* 'He was the Steve Jobs of audio': how Rupert Neve changed the sound of music (The Guardian)
* Memories of Chick Corea – by Tim Garland (London Jazz News)
* Herbie Hancock on Chick Corea: ‘He Always Wanted to Share Whatever He Had’ (Rolling Stone)
* Pharoah Sanders Announces First Album in a Decade With Floating Points (Rolling Stone)
* Milford Graves, Visionary Drummer Who Mapped The Music Of The Heart, Dead At 79 (NPR)
* Rock-Star Journalist Lisa Robinson Has Lived in Her Apartment for 45 Years Even her sofa has an interesting backstory. (
* The Best Books About Billie Holiday (Rolling Stone)
* Joe Chambers Heads Back To Blue Note (DownBeat)
* Don't Make Her Over: Dionne Warwick Is Still Crushing It at 80 (Billboard)
* New Music Decolonization in Eight Difficult Steps (
* SoundCloud Fan-Artist Payment System: Too Little, Too Late? (Variety)
* Raymond Hill: Remembering Clarksdale’s Unsung Reed Man (Memphis Flyer)
* Six East Coast Jazz Clubs Band Together for One-Day Virtual Festival (Jazz Times)
* Beach Boys Sell Rights to Intellectual Property, Including Name, Likeness, Masters (
* Sonny Rollins interview: “I love music of course, but I don’t listen any more... It’s too frustrating to listen to music when I can’t participate” (Jazzwise)
* Gary Bartz Bridges Generations (DownBeat)
* I Pay $9.99 a Month for Spotify Premium. So Why Am I Listening to Podcast Ads? (
* Her saxophonist neighbour wouldn’t stop playing ‘Pink Panther’, so she chronicled her nightmare (
* Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans, at 80: 'I'm living fine, as far as I'm concerned' (
* Milford Graves (1941–2021) (Art Forum)
* Roy McCurdy: From Cannonball to the Rochester Music Hall of Fame (
* Livestream Community Survey: What We Learned from the Field (New Music Box)
* The Jazzy Score of "Judas and the Black Messiah" (WBGO)
* Faced with the cold, SMU professor slept with his 331-year-old violin to protect it (Dallas Morning News)

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