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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-tigran-hamasyan-performs-new-album-mockroot-le-figaro-2015-01-26
    Monday, January 26, 2015|0 comments

    Tigran Hamasyan, whose new album, Mockroot, is out now in France and coming soon to the rest of the world, recently sat down with Le Figaro in France to discuss the new album and to perform two songs from it—"Kars" and "Lilac"—as well as the Johnny Green tune "Out of Nowhere." You can watch all three performances here. "It's been several years now that Tigran Hamasyan has stood out in the world jazz scene," says Le Figaro, through translation. "For this prodigy, it is not only his technique that is impressive, but the way in which he literally dives into the notes ... whirling his fingers in a breathtaking ballet."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-tigran-hamasyan-performs-new-album-mockroot-le-figaro-2015-01-26
    January 26, 2015|0 comments

    Tigran Hamasyan, whose new album, Mockroot, is out now in France and coming soon to the rest of the world, recently sat down with Le Figaro in France to discuss the new album and to perform two songs from it—"Kars" and "Lilac"—as well as the Johnny Green tune "Out of Nowhere." You can watch all three performances here. "It's been several years now that Tigran Hamasyan has stood out in the world jazz scene," says Le Figaro, through translation. "For this prodigy, it is not only his technique that is impressive, but the way in which he literally dives into the notes ... whirling his fingers in a breathtaking ballet."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-voice-perpetually-soulful-marvel-new-york-times-2015-01-23
    January 23, 2015|0 comments

    Rhiannon Giddens is the subject of a feature profile in the New York Times. Her forthcoming solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, "is a showcase for Ms. Giddens’s glorious voice, which merges an opera singer’s detail and a deep connection to Southern roots," writes Times music critic Jon Pareles. "She can summon the power of a field holler, Celtic quavers, girlish innocence, bluesy sensuality, gospel exaltation or the pain of slavery. She can sing velvety, long-breathed phrases or rasp and yip like a singer from the backwoods long ago. For all her technical control, her voice is a perpetually soulful marvel." The album's producer, T Bone Burnett, tells Pareles she has “a pretty profound gift ... I’ve been doing this for 50 years, and I haven’t seen anything like it."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/black-keys-upcoming-european-concerts-cancelled-patrick-carney-injury-2015-01-23
    January 23, 2015|0 comments

    Due to a serious shoulder injury to Patrick Carney, The Black Keys’ forthcoming European concerts, part of their Turn Blue World Tour, have been cancelled up until March 10. Regrettably, due to prior scheduled commitments and venue availability, efforts to reschedule the original dates were unsuccessful; therefore all tickets will be refunded in full at their point of purchase. At this time, it is not expected that any dates after March 10 will be cancelled.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-tigran-hamasyan-behind-scenes-new-album-mockroot-2015-01-22
    January 22, 2015|0 comments

    Pianist Tigran Hamasyan has released a video that goes behind the scenes in the recording studio in Meudon, France, where his new album, Mockroot, was recorded in May of last year. The video shows Hamasyan with his trio—Sam Minaie on electric bass and Arthur Hnatek on drums and live electronics—and vocalist Gayanée Movsisyan as they record the new album. Watch it here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-releases-new-song-shes-got-you-2015-01-21
    January 21, 2015|0 comments

    Rhiannon Giddens has released a new song, her take on the Hank Cochran tune "She's Got You," made famous by Patsy Cline, from her forthcoming debut solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn. "Patsy Cline is of course the ultimate country singer, and one of the ultimate singers, period," says Giddens. "Hubby Jenkins and I recast this in a sort of old-timey R&B vibe." The track, says Okayplayer, which premiered it, is "buoyed by a slow dragging, burnt sugar bass and horn melody and her spot-on vocal." Listen to the song here and download it now when you pre-order the album.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-color-guard-inspired-contemporary-color-brooklyn-toronto-2015-01-21
    January 21, 2015|0 comments

    Contemporary Color, a performance event created by David Byrne inspired by the high school phenomenon of color guard, will be presented in Toronto and Brooklyn this June. Color guard teams from the US and Canada will perform alongside live performances from David Byrne, Nelly Furtado, How to Dress Well, Devonté Hynes, Kelis, Nico Muhly and Ira Glass, St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, and more. A co-commission by BAM and Luminato Festival, Contermporary Color promises audiences "the biggest glitter cannon show of your life."

     

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/hear-punch-brothers-phosphorescent-blues-full-new-york-times-press-play-2015-01-20
    January 20, 2015|2 comments

    Punch Brothers' new album, The Phosphorescent Blues, is due out next week (with vinyl due February 24). But you don't need to wait till then to hear it. The new album is streaming in full all this week exclusively via Press Play series, "where The New York Times debuts noteworthy new music." The band kicks off a brief tour of Ireland and the UK this week; the US tour starts February 20.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nico-muhly-excellent-two-boys-striking-new-compositional-voice-opera-news-2015-01-20
    January 20, 2015|0 comments

    In the "excellent" Nonesuch release of Nico Muhly’s opera Two Boys, recorded live at the Metropolitan Opera, the piece “emerges quite wonderfully, confirming the arrival on the operatic scene of a mature and striking new compositional voice,” raves Opera magazine. “The opera is a work of great insight and compassion, with principal themes that loom large in the modern world,” says the magazine. “The eclectic score is deeply affecting … [Muhly’s] lyrical gifts glow brightly … The choral writing is marvelous; most memorably, the chorale that closes the opera leads the music onto an exquisitely rarefied plain.” The review concludes: “the CD is very strongly recommended.”

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-new-video-hero-boyhood-soundtrack-premieres-2015-01-16

    Family of the Year

    January 16, 2015|1 comments

    The song "Hero" by Family of the Year, featured on the soundtrack to Richard Linklater's film Boyhood—and heard throughout the telecast of the Golden Globes as the film picked up three awards last Sunday—can now be heard in a new music video as well. Not long after the film received six Academy Award nominations and shortly before it won four Critics Choice Awards, the video, which includes footage from the film, premiered on BuzzFeed, which describes the song as "anthemic." You can watch it here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/boyhood-wins-4-critics-choice-movie-awards-best-picture-2015-01-16

    Boyhood film still

    January 16, 2015|0 comments

    Congratulations to Boyhood, winner of four Critics Choice Movie Awards: Best Picture, Best Director for Richard Linklater, Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette, and Best Young Actor for Ellar Coltrane, who, as Mason, the titular boy, literally grows up on screen over the 12 years the film was shot. The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are bestowed annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. The winners were announced last night, live from the Hollywood Palladium, in a show broadcast live on A&E.

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