Tuesday, January 3, 2012|0 commentsBrad Mehldau Trio, "A Graceful Powerhouse" (NY Times), Launches Six-Night Residency at New York's Village Vanguard
Brad Mehldau joins his Trio—featuring bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard—for a six-night residency at NYC's famed Village Vanguard, starting tonight. "[T]his iteration of his pace-setting trio," says the New York Times, "has evolved into a graceful powerhouse, equally savvy about groove and harmony. There’s still no better place to hear the band than the Village Vanguard, a special room for Mr. Mehldau and for his devoted base." The BBC, reviewing the newly released Art of the Trio Recordings box set, says of Mehldau: "It is his genius, his dash of daring, his exceptional touch, and his ability to conceive a performance lasting over several minutes as a compositional entity that mark him out."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News ReviewsOn TourFriday, December 16, 2011|0 comments
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess opens in previews on Broadway, starring Audra McDonald, "a Bess for the ages" (Boston Globe) ... The Black Keys are on NPR's World Cafe ... Shawn Colvin closes out the year in California ... Emmylou Harris hosts Miracle on Music Row benefit for her dog rescue in Nashville, then plays the Opry at the Ryman ... Brad Mehldau closes out the year in Tbilisi, Georgia ... Sara Watkins concludes tour with the Blind Boys of Alabama out West ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourWednesday, December 14, 2011|0 comments
Emmylou Harris will be honored by the Grand Ole Opry on the occasion of her 20th anniversary as an Opry member on January 21, 2012, at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Her 20-year milestone will be celebrated with performances by the honoree, Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell, Shawn Colvin, making her Opry debut, and more.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourWednesday, December 14, 2011|0 commentsNew Orleans Jazz Fest 2012 to Include Sets from Carolina Chocolate Drops, Cheikh Lô, Allen Toussaint
The line-up for the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been announced, and among the artists performing at next year's Jazz Fest are three performers familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: Carolina Chocolate Drops, Cheikh Lô, and New Orleans' own Allen Toussaint. All three are performing during the festival's opening weekend, April 27–29, 2012, at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourFriday, December 9, 2011|1 comments
The Black Keys cap off release week for their new album, El Camino, with a performance at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas in LA; watch the livestream here ... Carolina Chocolate Drops close out 2011 in Tennessee ... Elliott Carter turns 103! ... Jessica Lea Mayfield plays Toronto and Chicago with Ryan Adams ... McGarrigles and Wainwrights celebrate Christmas in Montreal in tribute to Kate McGarrigle ... Sara Watkins celebrates Christmas with the Blind Boys of Alabama in California ... and more ...