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  • James Farm
    City Folk
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    James Farm
    City Folk

    City Folk, the sophomore album from James Farm—saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland—features 10 original tunes reflecting the members' many influences.

  • Steve Reich
    Radio Rewrite
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    Steve Reich
    Radio Rewrite

    Steve Reich’s album Radio Rewrite features the first recording of the 2012 title piece, which references two songs by Radiohead and is performed by Alarm Will Sound led by Alan Pierson; Electric Counterpoint (1987), performed by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood; and Piano Counterpoint, a 2011

  • Chris Thile+Edgar Meyer
    Bass & Mandolin
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    Chris Thile+Edgar Meyer
    Bass & Mandolin

    Bass & Mandolin, the second recording collaboration by bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile, features ten original compositions by the two artists, who have been performing together sporadically for more than a decade and made their recording debut as a duo with 2008’s Edgar Meyer &

  • Sam Amidon
    Lily-O
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    Sam Amidon
    Lily-O

    Lily-O, an album of reimagined folk songs by singer/fiddler/banjoist/guitarist Sam Amidon, was produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson and features jazz guitarist/composer Bill Frisell, a longtime hero of Amidon's, along with Amidon’s other frequent collaborators, bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Chris

  • Boyhood
    Boyhood: Music from the Motion Picture
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    Boyhood
    Boyhood: Music from the Motion Picture

    Shot over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's film Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child who literally grows up on screen before the viewers' eyes.

  • Louis Andriessen
    La Commedia [2CD + DVD]
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    Louis Andriessen
    La Commedia [2CD + DVD]

    Louis Andriessen's Grawemeyer Award–winning film opera La Commedia, a collaboration with director Hal Hartley, is based on Dante's Divine Comedy, with additional texts including the Old Testament's "Song of Songs." This two-CD-plus-DVD set of the Dutch National Opera production features the Asko |

  • Joshua Redman
    Trios Live
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    Joshua Redman
    Trios Live

    Joshua Redman's Trios Live was recorded during stands with two different trios: Redman and drummer Gregory Hutchinson with bassists Matt Penman (at Jazz Standard in NYC) and Reuben Rogers (at Blues Alley in Washington, DC). Trios Live features four original tunes by Redman and interpretations of

  • John Adams
    City Noir / Saxophone Concerto
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    John Adams
    City Noir / Saxophone Concerto

    John Adams's City Noir (2009), inspired by LA "noir" films of the 1940s and '50s, and the debut recording of his 2012 Saxophone Concerto are performed here by the St. Louis Symphony led by David Robertson, featuring saxophonist Timothy McAllister. "Dense, brash and exuberant," says the New York

  • The Black Keys
    Turn Blue
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    The Black Keys
    Turn Blue

    Produced by Danger Mouse, Dan Auerbach, and Patrick Carney, Turn Blue features 11 new tracks. Mojo says the album "underlines the fact that The Black Keys are the most vital rock band in the world right now." Rolling Stone calls it "a giant step into the best, most consistently gripping album the

  • Kronos Quartet
    Kronos Explorer Series
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    Kronos Quartet
    Kronos Explorer Series

    Kronos Quartet and its artistic director/founding violinist David Harrington have long been known as interpreters of music from around the world, expanding the string quartet repertoire with works from across genres. Released in honor of the group's 40th anniversary year, Kronos Explorer Series

  • Conor Oberst
    Upside Down Mountain
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    Conor Oberst
    Upside Down Mountain

    Conor Oberst's Upside Down Mountain features many of his friends, including producer Jonathan Wilson, engineer Andy LeMaster, bassist Macey Taylor, multi-instrumentalist Blake Mills, and the Swedish folk-rock vocal duo First Aid Kit. Rolling Stone raves: "A sumptuous immersion in '70s California

  • Nickel Creek
    A Dotted Line
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    Nickel Creek
    A Dotted Line

    From Nickel Creek—Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, Sean Watkins—A Dotted Line was produced by Eric Valentine and includes six new co-written songs, one tune by Thile, one by Sean Watkins, and two covers. "The most striking feature about A Dotted Line is the sheer strength of the singing, and the

  • Emmylou Harris
    Wrecking Ball [2CD + DVD]
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    Emmylou Harris
    Wrecking Ball [2CD + DVD]

    This three-disc reissue of Emmylou Harris’s groundbreaking, Grammy Award–winning album Wrecking Ball, produced by Daniel Lanois, features the remastered original album, a bonus CD of previously unreleased material, and a DVD of the documentary Building the Wrecking Ball, which includes interviews

  • Natalie Merchant
    Natalie Merchant
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    Natalie Merchant
    Natalie Merchant

    Natalie Merchant's self-titled album is her sixth solo work and her first collection of entirely original songs in 13 years.

  • Caetano Veloso
    Abraçaço
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    Caetano Veloso
    Abraçaço

    Abraçaço is the final installment of Caetano Veloso's trilogy with the youthful trio heard on Cê and zii e zie known as the Banda Cê: Pedro Sá on electric guitar, Ricardo Dias Gomes on bass and Rhodes piano, and Marcelo Callado on drums.

  • Brad Mehldau+Mark Guiliana
    Mehliana: Taming the Dragon
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    Brad Mehldau+Mark Guiliana
    Mehliana: Taming the Dragon

    The debut album from the electric duo of Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana, Mehliana: Taming the Dragon, features Mehldau on Fender Rhodes and synthesizers and Guiliana on drums and effects. Mehliana comprises 12 original tunes—six written by the duo and six written by Mehldau—and was engineered and

  • Pat Metheny
    Pat Metheny Unity Group: Kin (←→)
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    Pat Metheny
    Pat Metheny Unity Group: Kin (←→)

    On 2012's Grammy-winning album Unity Band, Pat Metheny recorded with a band that highlighted tenor saxophone for the first time since 1980, featuring Chris Potter on sax and bass clarinet, Antonio Sanchez on drums, and Ben Williams on bass. With Kin (←→), Metheny has added multi-instrumentalist

  • David Byrne+Fatboy Slim
    Here Lies Love: Original Cast Recording
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    David Byrne+Fatboy Slim
    Here Lies Love: Original Cast Recording

    David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love cast recording features performances by the original 2013 Public Theater cast of the Obie Award-winning Here Lies Love musical, starring Ruthie Ann Miles and Jose Llana as Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos and featuring seven new songs written for the musical.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/pat-metheny-unity-group-asia-australia-tour-2014-10-02
    Thursday, October 2, 2014

    Pat Metheny Unity Group launches a tour of Asia at the Sejong Center in Seoul on Sunday. The band then heads to Japan for a three-night run at Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo and stops in Osaka, Nagoya, and Kobe, and to China for a headline set at the JZ Music Festival in Shanghai. The Unity Group then begins a four-city tour of Australia, with stops in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Canberra, culminating at the Sydney Opera House. From there, it’s up to Singapore for a show at the Esplanade Concert Hall. The band kicks off the next leg of its North American tour in November.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-radio-rewrite-alarm-will-sound-jonny-greenwood-vicky-chow-out-now-2014-09-30
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Today marks the release of composer Steve Reich’s album Radio Rewrite on Nonesuch Records (October 6 in the UK). The album features the first recording of the 2012 title piece, which references two songs by Radiohead and is performed by Alarm Will Sound led by Alan Pierson; Electric Counterpoint (1987), performed by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood; and Piano Counterpoint, a 2011 transcription by Vincent Corver of Reich’s 1973 Six Pianos, performed by pianist Vicky Chow. 

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/sam-amidon-lily-o-out-now-2014-09-30
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Lily-O, a new album of reimagined folk songs by Sam Amidon is out now (with vinyl to come October 28).The album was produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson and features jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, bassist Shahzad Ismaily, and drummer Chris Vatalaro. "As well as being master craftsmen," says fRoots, these musicians "create atmosphere—cinematic, mesmeric and groove-rich." The Guardian gives the album four stars, calling it "a compellingly quiet, intense affair ... subtle and intriguing." The Independent, in its four-star reivew, says Amidon's "ability to imbue traditional songs with an ahistorical immediacy has never been better realized than on Lily-O." Esquire UK calls it "magical." MusicOMH gives four-and-a-half stars to this "gorgeous" album.  

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/recording-metropolitan-opera-production-nico-muhly-two-boys-out-now-nonesuch-2014-09-30
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Today marks the release of Nico Muhly’s opera Two Boys—recorded live during the Metropolitan Opera’s 2013 production with conductor David Robertson and director Bartlett Sher—on Nonesuch Records. The opera, with a libretto by award-winning playwright Craig Lucas, is loosely based on true events and follows a lonely detective whose investigation of a seemingly simple crime draws her into a complex web of online intrigue. Alice Coote sings the role of Detective Inspector Anne Strawson and Paul Appleby sings Brian, the 16-year-old boy at the center of her investigations. Two Boys is Muhly’s Nonesuch debut.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-punch-brothers-recount-oberlin-residency-2014-09-30
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Punch Brothers were the inaugural artists-in-residence at Oberlin Conservatory through Oberlin’s American Roots Residency Fund, established by actor-comedian-alum Ed Helms. Conservatory students from a broad range of disciplines participated in the band's three-part residency on campus in the 2013–14 academic year. Oberlin has now put together a video recounting the residency, showing highlights from throughout the year's workshops and performances and talking with the band and Helms, who says: "I’ve kind of stopped being surprised at the ways in which the Punch Brothers blow my mind." See what the band has to say and watch highlights from the residency here.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/cha-cha-cha-remastered-abelardo-barroso-orquestra-sensacion-november-18-2014-09-30
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    The recordings made by Abelardo Barroso with Orquesta Sensación in Havana during the 1950s represent one of the pinnacles of the golden age of Cuban music. Now, on the album Cha Cha Cha, World Circuit, the label behind Buena Vista Social Club, releases a re-mastered selection of 14 of their most irresistible recordings. World Circuit releases the album in North America via Nonesuch Records on November 18; it is available to preorder now in the Nonesuch Store with an instant download of the album track "La Hija de Juan Simón."

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