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http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-tigran-hamasyan-performs-new-album-mockroot-le-figaro-2015-01-26Monday, January 26, 2015
Tigran Hamasyan, whose new album, Mockroot, is out now in France and coming soon to the rest of the world, recently sat down with Le Figaro in France to discuss the new album and to perform two songs from it—"Kars" and "Lilac"—as well as the Johnny Green tune "Out of Nowhere." You can watch all three performances here. "It's been several years now that Tigran Hamasyan has stood out in the world jazz scene," says Le Figaro, through translation. "For this prodigy, it is not only his technique that is impressive, but the way in which he literally dives into the notes ... whirling his fingers in a breathtaking ballet."Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-voice-perpetually-soulful-marvel-new-york-times-2015-01-23Friday, January 23, 2015
Rhiannon Giddens is the subject of a feature profile in the New York Times. Her forthcoming solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, "is a showcase for Ms. Giddens’s glorious voice, which merges an opera singer’s detail and a deep connection to Southern roots," writes Times music critic Jon Pareles. "She can summon the power of a field holler, Celtic quavers, girlish innocence, bluesy sensuality, gospel exaltation or the pain of slavery. She can sing velvety, long-breathed phrases or rasp and yip like a singer from the backwoods long ago. For all her technical control, her voice is a perpetually soulful marvel." The album's producer, T Bone Burnett, tells Pareles she has “a pretty profound gift ... I’ve been doing this for 50 years, and I haven’t seen anything like it."Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-events-weekend-january-23-25-2015Friday, January 23, 2015
Punch Brothers take their new album, The Phosphorescent Blues, to the UK, with shows in Glasgow and London ... Olivia Chaney performs in London too ... Rhiannon Giddens is on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends ... Richard Goode plays Mozart with Milwaukee Symphony ... Gidon Kremer closes out US tour at Carnegie Hall ... Audra McDonald joins Naples Philharmonic in Florida ... Brad Mehldau plays solo in Lisbon ... Conor Oberst plays Todos Santos Music Festival in Mexico ... Joshua Redman tours Germany with WDR Big Band ...Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/black-keys-upcoming-european-concerts-cancelled-patrick-carney-injury-2015-01-23Friday, January 23, 2015
Due to a serious shoulder injury to Patrick Carney, The Black Keys’ forthcoming European concerts, part of their Turn Blue World Tour, have been cancelled up until March 10. Regrettably, due to prior scheduled commitments and venue availability, efforts to reschedule the original dates were unsuccessful; therefore all tickets will be refunded in full at their point of purchase. At this time, it is not expected that any dates after March 10 will be cancelled.Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-tigran-hamasyan-behind-scenes-new-album-mockroot-2015-01-22Thursday, January 22, 2015
Pianist Tigran Hamasyan has released a video that goes behind the scenes in the recording studio in Meudon, France, where his new album, Mockroot, was recorded in May of last year. The video shows Hamasyan with his trio—Sam Minaie on electric bass and Arthur Hnatek on drums and live electronics—and vocalist Gayanée Movsisyan as they record the new album. Watch it here.Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-releases-new-song-shes-got-you-2015-01-21Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Rhiannon Giddens has released a new song, her take on the Hank Cochran tune "She's Got You," made famous by Patsy Cline, from her forthcoming debut solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn. "Patsy Cline is of course the ultimate country singer, and one of the ultimate singers, period," says Giddens. "Hubby Jenkins and I recast this in a sort of old-timey R&B vibe." The track, says Okayplayer, which premiered it, is "buoyed by a slow dragging, burnt sugar bass and horn melody and her spot-on vocal." Listen to the song here and download it now when you pre-order the album.