Monday, November 5, 2012|0 commentsJonny Greenwood's "The Master" Soundtrack Out Now in UK: "Superb" (Times), "Extraordinary" (Daily Telegraph)
Nonesuch Records wishes Jonny Greenwood a very happy birthday today, which also marks the UK release of his soundtrack to Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film, The Master. The Times of London, which gives the film a perfect five stars, exclaims: "Jonny Greenwood's score is superb." The Daily Telegraph, which gives The Master five stars as well, calls the score "extraordinary." Drowned in Sound says that "yet again Jonny Greenwood has excelled himself."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsArtist NewsFriday, November 2, 2012|0 comments
James Farm—the collaborative band featuring saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland—launch a 13-city tour of Europe at the JazzOnze+ Festival in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Saturday, followed by tour stops throughout Germany, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Austria, and Poland in the coming weeks. Redman kicks off the season's Wigmore Hall Jazz Series, which he curated, joining the Axis Saxophone Quartet in London tonight.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsArtist NewsThursday, November 1, 2012|0 comments
Punch Brothers make their Austin City Limits (ACL) debut when the band's performance, recorded earlier this year, premieres on PBS this Saturday, November 3; also on the episode will be a set from The Civil Wars. Though Chris Thile has appeared on ACL three times—twice with his former band Nickel Creek and once in Dolly Parton’s backup band—this will be Punch Brothers' first time on the show. Watch the band's ACL performance of "Movement and Location" here. Punch Brothers are currently on tour in Europe.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video TelevisionArtist NewsWednesday, October 31, 2012|0 commentsGidon Kremer's "Art of Instrumentation" "Lovely and Alluring," Says NPR, With "Fresh, Intriguing" New Takes on Bach and More
Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra's new album, The Art of Instrumentation: Homage to Glenn Gould, is "lovely and alluring," says NPR Music, with "fresh and intriguing makeovers of several Bach keyboard classics ... There are many moments in this album to make you smile, wonder and simply bask in the beauty of the music." Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica continue their tour of Asia with performances at Tokyo's Suntory Hall.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News ReviewsArtist NewsTuesday, October 30, 2012|0 comments
When Lianne La Havas was in NYC last month to celebrate the release of her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, she stopped by WFUV to record an episode of Words and Music, out now. La Havas talks with WFUV's Alisa Ali about her life in music and to perform three songs off the album. Watch the performances and listen to the complete episode here. Lianne La Havas is up for the Mercury Prize this week and returns to the US next week to perform on the Late Show with David Letterman and Conan and in headline shows in the Washington, DC–area, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.