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NEW ALBUM: Chris Thile, 'Thanks for Listening'

From nonesuch Chris Thile Shares the Story Behind His New Album, “Thanks for Listening” By: Michael Hill Thanks for Listening began as a simple idea: To document, in a studio setting, the tunes that singer, songwriter, and mandolinist Chris Thile had composed for the new “Song of the Week” segment of public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion during his inaugural season as host. Thile had set himself a formidable musical challenge and, as befits this enthusiastically risk-embracing artist, he was more than up to the task. In addition to traveling, planning, rehearsing, and performing on the fifteen episodes of APHC’s 2016–17 season, Thile managed each week to create a funny, topical, and at times quite poignant new song he would play with a rotating cast of APHC band-mates and guest stars. These were not throwaway radio bits, but smart, fully realized compositions. They served the needs of the show but... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 16th, 2017 in News


A Musician's Health

From Napa Valley Register David Sanborn headlines Blue Note’s first anniversary By: David Kerns David Sanborn is a bona fide saxophone superstar. Performing for more than 40 years, he has released 24 albums, including six certified gold and one platinum,... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 16th, 2017 in News


Rudresh Mahanthappa, 'Agrima'

From All About Jazz Rudresh Mahanthappa: Agrima By: Angelo Leonardi Long-awaited, this week’s Agro -Indo-Pak Coalition is released by Rudresh Mahanthappa , an album where eastern and contemporary traditions blend into articulate and enthralling paths. At nine years of the... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 16th, 2017 in News


Jazz From The Valley

From JamBase Jazz From The Valley By: Claire Sitarz Hudson Performs At Ardmore Music Hall – Photos, Recap & Videos. The first time I saw John Scofield play guitar, it changed the way I thought about live music. The intensity... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 13th, 2017 in News


PREMIERE: Deva Mahal, "Take A Giant Step"

From Spindle Magazine PREMIERE: DEVA MAHAL – ‘TAKE A GIANT STEP’ By: Amy Hughes Deva Mahal is aptly named. The daughter of blues icon Taj Majal and dancer, artist, and educator Inshirah Mahal, the singer has music in her blood,... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 12th, 2017 in News


Anat Cohen Celebrates 'Happy Song' On A Grand Scale

From Chicago Tribune Anat Cohen Celebrates ‘Happy Song’ On A Grand Scale By: Howard Reich Clarinetist Anat Cohen has performed often in Chicago through the years, but never in as plush an instrumental setting as she led Saturday night at... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 9th, 2017 in News


Havana Time Machine: Roberto Fonseca

From PBS Havana Time Machine GREAT PERFORMANCES and Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES present Havana Time Machine. To see the Roberto Fonseca performance, start at the 29 minute mark in the video. To read more click here Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 9th, 2017 in News


NPR 'First Listen': Rudresh Mahanthappa

From NPR Music WBUR First Listen: Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition, ‘Agrima’ By: Nate Chinen Indo-Pak Coalition, an improvising trio led by the alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, finds its purpose in myriad forms of convergence. A decade ago the group released... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 9th, 2017 in News


Havana Time Machine: Eliades Ochoa

From PBS Havana Time Machine – Siboney Ochoa is best known for his work in the Grammy-winning Cuban ensemble Buena Vista Social Club. GREAT PERFORMANCES and Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES present Havana Time Machine on Friday October 6 at 9PM... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 9th, 2017 in News


Etienne Charles: Street Party

From Trinidad and Tobago NEWSDAY Street Party on road Carnival Monday By: Debra Greaves After a successful 2017 mas band, We the People, internationally renowned trumpeter Etienne Charles and his friends launched his 2018 Carnival Monday evening band Street Party.... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 6th, 2017 in News


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