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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    Brad Mehldau has shared the story behind the title track to his new Trio album, Seymour Reads The Constitution!, in a new essay. "In 2014, I had a dream that the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was reading the American Constitution to me," he begins. You can read what he has to say here.

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    Punch Brothers have shared a video of their live performance of "Julep," a song from their 2015 album, The Phosphorescent Blues, at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati, Ohio, last summer. You can watch it here. The video comes about a month before the band's return to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, not long after which the big US summer tour begins (and after that, a European autumn tour).

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    Cheers to Olivia Chaney, who has been busy signing the limited-edition prints included with pre-orders of her new album, Shelter, exclusively in the Nonesuch Store. Pre-orders also include an instant download of the album tracks "IOU" and "Roman Holiday," which you can hear here, and a download of the complete album available from release day, June 15. Tickets are on sale now for album release shows in NYC and London in June.

Artist Spotlight

  • Lake Street Dive's Free Yourself Up is, in many ways, the band's most intimate and collaborative record. The band worked as a tightly knit unit to craft the ten songs on Free Yourself Up and self-produced the album in Nashville with engineer Dan Knobler. "Free Yourself Up is about empowering yourself, emboldening yourself," says the band, "no matter what's going wrong."

  • London-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney, following a long period of life on the road, returned to a family retreat, a rustic, 18th-century cottage in the hills of the North Yorkshire Moors, to write the songs of Shelter. Produced by Thomas Bartlett, the album features eight original songs, plus Chaney's interpretations of Purcell's "O Solitude" and Frank Harford and Tex Ritter's "Long Time Gone," first recorded by the Everly Brothers.

  • On Seymour Reads the Constitution!, Brad Mehldau Trio performs three Mehldau originals combined with interpretations of pop songs (Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson), jazz tunes (Elmo Hope, Sam Rivers), and one work from the American songbook (Frederick Loewe's "Almost Like Being in Love"). 

  • Joshua Redman is joined by drummer Brian Blade, bassist Scott Colley, and trumpeter Ron Miles for Still Dreaming, an album inspired by his father Dewey Redman's band Old and New Dreams. That band had an all-star lineup of Ornette Coleman collaborators: Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell. Still Dreaming features six new compositions by the new band plus one tune by Haden, one by Coleman. "Consistently riveting," says the Washington Post

  • David Byrne's album American Utopia morphed during the writing and recording process, beginning with Brian Eno and growing to include collaboration with producer Rodaidh McDonald and contributors Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never), Jam City, Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), Jack Peñate, and others.

Tour

Tue, May 22
7:30 PM
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Portland, ORUnited States
Tue, May 22
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Portland,ORUnited States
Tue, May 22
7:30 PM
Ryman Auditorium
Nashville, TNUnited States
Tue, May 22
Ryman Auditorium
Nashville,TNUnited States
Tue, May 22
7:30 PM
Byham Theatre
Pittsburgh, PAUnited States
Tue, May 22
Byham Theatre
Pittsburgh,PAUnited States
Wed, May 23
7:00 PM
National Sawdust
Brooklyn, NYUnited States
interviews John Corigliano
Wed, May 23
National Sawdust
Brooklyn,NYUnited States
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