Newsbits: The Out Louds / Weasel Walter / Matthew Shipp / Why Does Music Sound Good? / Dissonance Appreciated by Non-Westerners

avant-garde pianist Matthew Shipp

Jazz Right Now has been busy, first with a review of the debut of The Out Louds, then with a review of two Weasel Walter releases, and finally with a review of Matthew Shipp live at The Stone.

Wired writes about how neuroscientists don’t know why music sounds good.

Ars Technica writes about how people from non-Western cultures are more open to dissonant music.