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http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-events-weekend-april-24-26-2015Friday, April 24, 2015
Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet collaborate on Landfall in Paris ... Sam Amidon joins Sharon Van Etten in Leeds, England ... Timo Andres, David Kaplan perform piano four-hands in Brooklyn and DC ... Olivia Chaney plays in London ... Jeremy Denk makes Cleveland Orchestra debut ... Rhiannon Giddens tours Midwest ... Richard Goode performs at Carnegie Hall ... Robert Plant pays tribute to Lead Belly at Kennedy Center ... Steve Reich's Three Tales is performed in London ... Wilco plays New Orleans JazzFest ... and more ...Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/pat-metheny-wins-echo-jazz-award-international-instrumentalist-year-guitar-2015-03-24Friday, April 24, 2015
Congratulations to Pat Metheny, who has been named the winner of the ECHO Jazz 2015 Award for International Instrumentalist of the Year, Guitar, for his album with Pat Metheny Unity Group, Kin (←→), released last year on Nonesuch Records. Metheny won an ECHO for Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels Vol. 20 in 2014 and for Orchestrion in 2011.Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rokia-traor-named-cannes-film-festival-jury-2015-04-24Friday, April 24, 2015
Rokia Traoré has been named to the Jury of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, which will take place May 13–24, 2015. The nine-member Jury is led by its Presidents, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, and also includes Rossy de Palma, Sophie Marceau, Sienna Miller, Jake Gyllenhaal, Guillermo del Toro, and Xavier Dolan. It decides among the films in competition and select the prize winners, culminating in the Palme d’or, which will be announced on stage during the Festival Closing Ceremony on Sunday, May 24.Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/hear-olivia-chaney-debut-album-longest-river-streaming-full-advance-2015-04-23Thursday, April 23, 2015
London-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney's debut album, The Longest River, is due out next week on Nonesuch Records. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it: the album is streaming in full till then at The Bluegrass Situation, and, for folks in Australia, at Rhythms. "She's already garnering mounds of praise," says The Bluegrass Situation. "Riding through The Longest River, listeners will hear why ... From Baroque folk to Norwegian jazz, Chaney's River is both wide and deep." Chaney tours the UK in May and North America in June.Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/lianne-la-havas-debuts-new-song-unstoppable-new-album-blood-summer-2015-04-21Tuesday, April 21, 2015
As English singer/songwriter/guitarist Lianne La Havas prepares her new album, Blood, for summer release, she has premiered a new song, "Unstoppable." Hear it here and download with pre-orders of the album. Blood was inspired by her Jamaican and Greek family heritage. Lyrically, the songs she wrote are almost all related to "the feeling of who you are and where you come from," she says. Musically, she took inspiration from Jamaica's love of grooves, rhythms, and syncopation. Dancehall/reggae producer Stephen McGregor joined in the making of Blood, as did a rich collection of others.Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/staves-new-justin-vernon-produced-album-if-i-was-vinyl-2015-04-21Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The Staves' Justin Vernon–produced label debut, If I Was, released last month on CD and digitally, is now available on vinyl. The New York Times says the three sisters bring "angelic harmonies" to the "consistently daring" album. Stereogum calls If I Was "essential listening." The trio, currently touring Europe, has just announced a performance at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on May 11 and will perform at Vernon's Eaux Claires festival in July.