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Punch Brothers: Fliegen mit den Durchgeknallten

From Frankfurter Allgemeine Fliegen mit den Durchgeknallten By: Cornelius Dieckmann […] Fad ist jedenfalls nicht, was die Band auf ihrem neuen Album „All Ashore“ vorgelegt hat. Schon das erste, titelstiftende Stück verwehrt sich jedweder Monothematik. Es beginnt mit einer verspielten Banjo-Melodie, die sich nach einer Weile in eine recht eigen synkopierte Strophe verwandelt (Thiles Mandoline akzentuiert abwechselnd 1, 2 und 4 beziehungsweise 1, 3 und 4), um schließlich in eine andächtige Dreifachharmonie zu münden. Sieben Minuten dauert das Stück, und man möchte hinterher tief durchatmen und es gleich noch einmal hören, um seine bunten Einzelteile erst so richtig zu verstehen. Durchaus lässt sich da von Progressive Bluegrass sprechen, Betonung auf progressive. Ohnehin hat sich das 2006 gegründete Quintett von seiner traditionellen Besetzung – Gitarre, Banjo, Kontrabass, Geige und Mandoline – noch nie einengen lassen. Schon auf früheren Platten mischen sich in das vermeintlich schlichte Americana-Gerüst etwa kammermusikartige Passagen und kleine... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 13th, 2018 in News


Kathy Mattea: Voice of America

From Voice of America Border Crossings Interview Conducted By: Larry London Border Crossings is the Voice of Americas perennial daily music program. Every Monday through Friday at 1500UTC Border Crossings airs listeners’ favorite song requests and dedications along with featuring... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 13th, 2018 in News


Kathy Mattea, "St. Teresa"

From All Music Song Premiere: Kathy Mattea, “St. Teresa” By: Chris Steffen […] Mattea’s upcoming album, Pretty Bird, finds her taking on Joan Osborne’s “St. Teresa,” a haunting character sketch of a woman Osborne regularly saw in Manhattan’s Lower East... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 10th, 2018 in News


Best Moments at Newport Jazz Festival

Billboard 8 Best Moments at Newport Jazz Festival 2018 By: Natalie Weiner “We’re trying to go futuristic and retro at the same time,” explained saxophonist and bandleader Rudresh Mahanthappa on the first day of the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival. Mahanthappa... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 10th, 2018 in IMN / Industry News


Punch Brothers at the House of Blues

From Nonesuch Watch: Punch Brothers Perform Full Set at House of Blues Boston via WGBH’s “Front Row Boston” Punch Brothers, as part of the North American tour celebrating the release of their latest Nonesuch album, All Ashore, performed at the... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 10th, 2018 in News


Ladies We Love: Deva Mahal

From Madewell LADIES WE LOVE: SINGER-SONGWRITER DEVA MAHAL If you couldn’t tell from the headline, we loooove Deva Mahal. The supertalented singer (and, ahem, daughter of iconic blues musician Taj Mahal) has a personality as rich and engaging as her... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 10th, 2018 in News


Danilo Pérez: Overcoming Boundaries

From Yamaha Danilo Pérez: Overcoming boundaries and connecting through music “Music became an important tool against conflict, bringing hope to the world.” Pérez first came in touch with the piano in his early childhood. Looking back, he states that he... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 10th, 2018 in News


Maceo Makes It Funky

From Daily Record Maceo still makes it funky, with love By: Bill Nutt “Maceo, blow your horn!” During his legendary live shows, James Brown would exhort his saxophonist, Maceo Parker, with that injunction. More than 50 years after they began... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 10th, 2018 in News


Watch: Brad Mehldau Performs "After Bach"

From Nonesuch Watch: Brad Mehldau Performs “After Bach” Program at Philharmonie de Paris Brad Mehldau brought his Three Pieces After Bach program to the Philharmonie de Paris in April. As with his album, After Bach, released on Nonesuch in March,... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 9th, 2018 in News


SOLUNA Announces Caravan

From Dallas Symphony Orchestra SOLUNA ANNOUNCES CARAVAN – TERENCE BLANCHARD, RENNIE HARRIS AND ANDREW SCOTT SOLUNA ANNOUNCES WORLD PREMIERE COMMISSION FOR 2019 FESTIVAL CARAVAN: A REVOLUTION ON THE ROAD TERENCE BLANCHARD | RENNIE HARRIS | ANDREW SCOTT Tuesday, April 9,... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 7th, 2018 in News


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