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  • 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.

  • Jeremy Denk
    J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations
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    Jeremy Denk
    J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations

    Jeremy Denk's recording of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations includes a companion DVD with video "liner notes" of Denk demonstrating passages on the piano as he explains certain details of the iconic piece. The New York Times has remarked on Denk's "profound affinity with Bach," and the Philadelphia

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-events-long-weekend-august-29-september-01-2014
    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Joshua Redman is Detroit Jazz Festival Artist-in-Residence, performing three sets this Labor Day long weekend ... Bombino kicks off his latest US tour at Dave Matthews Band Caravan in Washington state, then heads to San Francisco ... Brad Mehldau and Kevin Hays, whose duo piano album Modern Music was released in 2010, tour Brazil ... Nickel Creek concludes its US tour in New Mexico and Colorado ... and more ...

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/edgar-meyer-chris-thile-discuss-new-album-bass-mandolin-2014-08-28
    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Bass & Mandolin, due out September 9 on Nonesuch Records, is the second duo recording from double bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile. In this article, these two virtuosic musicians talk with writer Michael Hill about the new album and how the personal and musical relationship between them has continued to mature and deepen in the five years since the pair released its self-titled Nonesuch debut.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/punch-brothers-seek-fan-participation-new-track-2014-08-28
    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Punch Brothers are reaching out to fans to participate in the making of their next album. The group has put out the request for folks to sing a few lines on the new record "as kind of a meta reference to its theme," says band member Chris Thile. The lines are from a song called "Little Lights," for which Punch Brothers are looking to add "a mighty assembly of your individual Voice Memos and GarageBand sessions" to the studio recording.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/emmylou-harris-conor-oberst-shawn-colvin-play-hardly-strictly-bluegrass-2014-08-28
    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    The full line-up for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park has been announced, and performing are Conor Oberst, Shawn Colvin, and Emmylou Harris, who will have performed at each of the festival's 14 years, plus Tweedy and T Bone Burnett, among others. The free, annual outdoor music festival will take place October 3–5, 2014.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/caetano-veloso-take-abracaco-tour-united-states-2014-08-27
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Caetano Veloso will bring his Abraçaço world tour to the US in September, stopping in Miami, Seattle, Davis, Oakland, and LA, where he makes his Hollywood Bowl debut on a bill with Andrew Bird and Devendra Banhart, and culminating in two nights in Brooklyn for Nonesuch Records at BAM. Veloso's performance at the Barbican in London this past spring earned five stars from the TimesGuardian, and The Arts Desk, which says: "Caetano Veloso gets more extraordinary."

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/robert-plant-lullaby-and-ceaseless-roar-best-solo-album-yet-q-mojo-uncut-album-month-2014-08-26
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Robert Plant's new album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, has already begun to receive rave reviews in the UK. The album has earned four stars from Q and Mojo and nine out of ten in UncutQ says "he’s produced his best solo album yet … a beautifully moving, soul-stirring, bravely genre-blurring album." Mojo, calling it "a rewarding, often touching listen," makes it Album of the Month, as does Uncut, which says it is "a record that deftly aligns the chakras of Plant’s storied career while also being a bold act of reinvention ... His uniqueness has never been more apparent."

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