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  • Michael Daves
    Orchids and Violence
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    Michael Daves
    Orchids and Violence

    Michael Daves's Orchids and Violence comprises two discs with identical track listings of mostly traditional bluegrass tunes, including songs by bluegrass pioneers Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley.

  • Rokia Traore
    Né So
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    Rokia Traore
    Né So

    Rokia Traoré's Né So (Home), produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman), comprises 10 original songs plus a cover of Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" and features guest performances by John Paul Jones and Devendra Banhart, along with Burkinabe drummer Moïse Ouattara, Ivorian bassist

  • Lake Street Dive
    Side Pony
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    Lake Street Dive
    Side Pony

    For its Nonesuch debut album, Side Pony, Lake Street Dive—drummer Michael Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, singer Rachael Price, and guitarist/trumpeter Michael "McDuck" Olson—worked with Nashville-based producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell). The title refers to a whimsical

  • Shye Ben Tzur+Jonny Greenwood+The Rajasthan Express
    Junun
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    Shye Ben Tzur+Jonny Greenwood+The Rajasthan Express
    Junun

    Junun—an album from composer/musician Shye Ben Tzur, guitarist Jonny Greenwood, and the Rajasthan Express, a group of Indian musicians—was recorded in a makeshift studio inside the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, India, with Radiohead's producer Nigel Godrich.

  • Laurie Anderson
    Heart of a Dog
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    Laurie Anderson
    Heart of a Dog

    Laurie Anderson's first feature film in 30 years, Heart of a Dog is a personal essay on joy and heartbreak and remembering and forgetting, at the heart of which is a lament for her late beloved dog Lolabelle. The New York Times calls it "dreamy, drifty, and altogether lovely." New York says it's

  • Henryk Górecki
    Górecki: A Nonesuch Retrospective (7-CD Set)
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    Henryk Górecki
    Górecki: A Nonesuch Retrospective (7-CD Set)

    This seven-disc box set contains all Nonesuch recordings of Polish composer Henryk Górecki's works—Lerchenmusik, Symphony No. 3, String Quartets Nos. 1–3, Miserere, Kleines Requiem für eine Polka, Harpsichord Concerto, and Good Night—as well as the newly released first recording of Górecki's final

  • Brad Mehldau
    10 Years Solo Live (8-LP Set)
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    Brad Mehldau
    10 Years Solo Live (8-LP Set)

    Brad Mehldau's 10 Years Solo Live, an eight-LP vinyl box set, is culled from live recordings made over a decade of the pianist's European solo concerts and "contains some of the most impressive pianism he has captured on record," says the New York Times. He is "a player with a stunning virtuosity

  • The Arcs
    Yours, Dreamily,
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    The Arcs
    Yours, Dreamily,

    The Arcs' debut album, Yours, Dreamily, features 13 tracks written and recorded collaboratively by the band—Dan Auerbach, Leon Michels, Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss, and Nick Movshon—with the musicians playing a large array of roles both vocally and instrumentally; also on the album are Kenny

  • St Germain
    St Germain
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    St Germain
    St Germain

    St Germain, whose albums Boulevard and Tourist originated a genre of French electronic music, returns with his first album in 15 years, and it's "well worth the wait," says the Independent. The self-titled record marries percussive grooves, which have always been central to his sound, with a new

  • Lianne La Havas
    Blood
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    Lianne La Havas
    Blood

    Lianne La Havas's album Blood was inspired by her Jamaican and Greek family heritage and by Jamaica's love of grooves, rhythms, and syncopation. "The album demands, and rewards, all the attention you can give it," raves Rolling Stone. It's "a seductive blend of poetic lyricism, sultry vocals, and

  • The Bad Plus+Joshua Redman
    The Bad Plus Joshua Redman
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    The Bad Plus+Joshua Redman
    The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

    The Bad Plus Joshua Redman is the debut album from the eponymous quartet. Seven of the album's nine tracks are new compositions by quartet members. "The album is a knockout," exclaims the New York Times. "It is impressive how much vital presence [Joshua Redman] brings to the Bad Plus without

  • Emmylou Harris+Rodney Crowell
    The Traveling Kind
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    Emmylou Harris+Rodney Crowell
    The Traveling Kind

    Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell’s The Traveling Kind comprises 11 duet tracks, including six new songs written by Harris and Crowell with co-writing by Mary Carr, Cory Chisel, Will Jennings, and Larry Klein.

  • Olivia Chaney
    The Longest River
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    Olivia Chaney
    The Longest River

    Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney makes her album debut with The Longest River. On the album, Chaney balances her original compositions with a broad array of covers she has newly arranged, from jazz to Purcell to folk.

  • The Staves
    If I Was
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    The Staves
    If I Was

    The Staves, three sisters originally from Watford, England, make their Nonesuch debut with If I Was. The Justin Vernon-produced album was recorded at Vernon's studio near Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where he recorded his 2012 self-titled Bon Iver album.

  • Punch Brothers
    The Phosphorescent Blues
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    Punch Brothers
    The Phosphorescent Blues

    Punch Brothers join forces with producer T Bone Burnett for The Phosphorescent Blues. On the album, the band examines modern life, or, as Chris Thile puts it, asks: "How do we cultivate beautiful, three-dimensional experiences with our fellow man in this day and age?” The CBC calls it "triumphant."

  • Inside Llewyn Davis
    Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis"
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    Inside Llewyn Davis
    Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis"

    This two-disc collection captures a one-night-only concert held at New York City’s Town Hall in 2013 to celebrate the music of the Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis, featuring live performances by icons and rising stars of folk and Americana.

  • Rhiannon Giddens
    Tomorrow Is My Turn
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    Rhiannon Giddens
    Tomorrow Is My Turn

    Rhiannon Giddens—singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops—makes her solo recording debut with Tomorrow Is My Turn. The album, produced by T Bone Burnett, features a broad range of songs from genres as diverse as gospel, jazz, blues, and country,

  • 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

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/randy-newman-songbook-vinyl-box-set-september-23-nonesuch-songbook-vol-3-2016-07-19
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    Nonesuch Records releases a four-LP, vinyl-only, limited-edition The Randy Newman Songbook box set on September 23, 2016. Nonesuch's Randy Newman Songbook series—solo recordings of songs from throughout Newman's five-decade career—previously included two volumes, released on CD in 2003 and 2011; the box set marks their first release on vinyl. Sixteen additional songs from a newly released third volume, along with five bonus tracks, join those first two volumes in a new, thematic sequencing, to create this new complete Songbook box set. Pre-orders for The Randy Newman Songbook box set are available in the Nonesuch Store with an instant download of the album track "Guilty" and an exclusive, limited-edition print autographed by Newman. The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 3 also is available on September 23 as a stand-alone CD and digital album. 

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-events-summer-holiday-july-19-27-2016
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    The Nonesuch Journal is taking a bit of a break for a summer holiday, ready to return with all the latest Nonesuch news on Thursday, July 28. Until then, the summer concert season remains in full swing, of course, and with plenty of great music being made around the world, here's a look at some of the many events featuring Nonesuch artists in the coming days, hopefully reaching wherever your summer travels may take you. For additional details and tickets links for these and other upcoming shows, head to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/arcs-launch-north-american-summer-tour-2016-07-15
    Friday, July 15, 2016

    The Arcs launch a summer tour at the Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina, tonight. The tour, with special guests Mariachi Flor de Toloache, makes stops throughout the eastern United States, Midwest, and Canada, including festival sets (Forecastle, Newport, Wayhome, Osheaga, Lollapalooza, and more) and shows at The National in Richmond, CMAC in upstate New York, St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit, among others, as well as an official Lollapalooza aftershow at Park West in Chicago.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-80th-birthday-celebrated-san-francisco-symphony-concerts-september-2016-07-14
    Thursday, July 14, 2016

    Among the 80th birthday celebrations for Steve Reich will be a week of concerts by the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) highlighting the composer's works at Davies Symphony Hall, September 7–11, 2016, starting with the Orchestra's Opening Night Gala and culminating in an all-Reich concert featuring Kronos Quartet. The pieces to be performed during the week are Three Movements, Double Sextet, Six Marimbas, Electric Counterpoint, and WTC 9/11.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/audra-mcdonald-nominated-emmy-award-lady-day-emersons-bar-and-grill-hbo-2016-07-14
    Thursday, July 14, 2016

    Congratulations to Audra McDonald, who has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Lead Actress in a Limited Series/TV Movie for her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill on HBO. McDonald made history and became Broadway's most decorated performer when she won her sixth Tony Award for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill in 2014. The Emmy Awards will air live on ABC on Sunday, September 18.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/conor-oberst-solo-shows-nashville-toronto-nyc-chicago-la-2016-07-12
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    Conor Oberst has announced several intimate solo performances in the fall, beginning at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on November 6 and including a show at Massey Hall in Toronto and two nights at Chicago's Thalia Hall. Oberst will also make stops in New York at Carnegie Hall on November 23 and in Los Angeles at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church on December 10.

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