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  • Monday, April 23, 2018

    Rhiannon Giddens was on NPR's All Things Considered on Sunday. She spoke with host Michel Martin about her MacArthur Fellowship, the role of the banjo in her work, and her latest album, Freedom Highway, from which she performed two songs: "At the Purchaser's Option" and "Julie." You can hear the conversation and performance here.

  • Monday, April 23, 2018

    Shye Ben-Tzur, Jonny Greenwood, and the Rajasthan Express, currently touring Latin America as special guests of Radiohead, performing songs from their album Junun, will join Radiohead on its North American tour this summer. The tour starts with two sold-out nights at Chicago's United Center, followed by four sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City; two nights each in Montreal and Toronto; shows in Detroit, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh; and two nights each in Boston and Philadelphia. The Times of London called Junun "essential listening."

     

  • Friday, April 20, 2018

    The soundtrack to Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film, Phantom Thread, featuring Jonny Greenwood's Academy Award–nominated score, is now available on vinyl, following its CD and digital release earlier this year. The special vinyl edition includes the album on two 140-gram LPs and a 24-page booklet of Greenwood's score. IndieWire calls the score "a masterpiece," naming it the year's best, and one of the century's best as well. Look inside the vinyl package here.

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."

  • 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"). Pre-order to download the opening track, "Spiral."

  • 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.

  • John Adams has produced works, both operatic and symphonic, that stand out among all contemporary classical music for the depth of their expression, the brilliance of their sound, and the profoundly humanist nature of their themes. His music has played a decisive role in turning the tide of musical aesthetics away from the theoretical principles of European modernism toward a more expansive and expressive language, so characteristic of his New World surroundings.

Tour

Sun, Apr 22
2:00 PM
The Town Hall
New York, NYUnited States
w/Stefan Jackiw, violin
Sun, Apr 22
The Town Hall
New York,NYUnited States
Sun, Apr 22
3:00 PM
Zellerbach Hall
Berkeley, CAUnited States
Sun, Apr 22
Zellerbach Hall
Berkeley,CAUnited States
Sun, Apr 22
7:30 PM
Swyer Theatre
Albany, NYUnited States
Sun, Apr 22
Swyer Theatre
Albany,NYUnited States
Sun, Apr 22
8:00 PM
Allianz Parque
São Paulo, Brazil
Soundhearts Festival: Junun; supporting Radiohead
Sun, Apr 22
Allianz Parque
São Paulo,Brazil
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