SA18 Continues!

New Special Articles On The American Songbook To Celebrate The Release of

New American Songbooks, Volume 1

Featuring Greg Saunier/Mary Halvorson/Ron Miles

We are incredibly excited about the LP release of New American Songbooks, Volume 1, and it felt like we should do something about it!


And, so, Sound American is very pleased to present this special addition to SA18: The Big Band Issue featuring articles, interviews and MUSIC centered around the American Songbook and Tin Pan Alley. While the music on New American Songbooks, Volume 1 reimagines what the classics of American music might be today, we recognize the central importance of the music that came out of Tin Pan Alley and American musical theater on the jazz (and big band!) traditions and its role in shaping a tenuous for how we define American music in general.


This mini-issue features a history of Tin Pan Alley, three incredible re-workings of pieces by Tin Pan Alley composers by Jeremiah Cymerman, Charmaine Lee, and Jacob Zimmerman, and finishes with an exclusive sneak peek of New American Songbooks, Volume 1 from Mary, Greg, and Ron.


And, of course, you can now purchase a copy of the LP here at Sound American!


And, finally, a huge thanks from Sound American to all of our subscribers, readers, and supporters this year. It has been a massive undertaking to get out our first print run of Sound American Volume 1: The First Three Issues, the deluxe CD introduction to Alex Mincek: Torrent, and now this LP. It has been the constant stream of support in emails and on Facebook and Twitter that has made it all worthwhile and given us the energy to continue on into 2018 with lots of new and exciting projects. Stay Tuned!


Enough! Get to reading and listening and Happy New Year!



-Nate Wooley, Editor-In-Chief, Sound American

SA18: The Big Band Issue