Skip directly to content
Browse by:
  • Monday, April 11, 2011
    Hear James Farm's Self-Titled Debut Album in Its Entirety as NPR First Listen

    James Farm, the self-titled debut album from the collaborative band featuring saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland, is due out on Nonesuch on April 26, two weeks from today. But no need to wait till then to hear the album. NPR is now streaming James Farm in its entirety as an NPR First Listen.

    In addition to the band's "dedication to having memorable compositions" that encourage "abandoning yourself to the morphing groove," says NPR's Patrick Jarenwattananon, James Farm and all that was put into it offer much to recommend it.

    "It's a bit like four of the best in the business just called a 'session' one day, but instead of standards, they each brought in their own music," Jarenwattananon writes. "And then they workshopped the arrangements and ironed out the kinks on the road, and only then put it on tape. So, instead of unsure and undercooked, it sounds taut and confident. It's one thing to play original music with others; it's another to have absorbed it over time, as a cohesive unit. And this band's labor has clearly proven fruitful."

    Read more about the project and listen to the complete album till release day at npr.org. To reserve your copy of the album, head to the Nonesuch Store now.

    Journal Articles:Album ReleaseArtist NewsWeb

Enjoy This Post?

Share This Post

Hear James Farm's Self-Titled Debut Album in Its Entirety as NPR First Listen

Browse by:
nonesuch's picture
on April 11, 2011 - 1:12pm
Article Type: 
Publish date: 
Monday, April 11, 2011 - 16:00
Excerpt: 

James Farm, the self-titled debut album from the collaborative band featuring saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland, is due out on Nonesuch on April 26. NPR is streaming the album in full as an NPR First Listen till then. "It's a bit like four of the best in the business just called a 'session' one day, but instead of standards, they each brought in their own music," says NPR. "And this band's labor has clearly proven fruitful."

Copy: 

James Farm, the self-titled debut album from the collaborative band featuring saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland, is due out on Nonesuch on April 26, two weeks from today. But no need to wait till then to hear the album. NPR is now streaming James Farm in its entirety as an NPR First Listen.

In addition to the band's "dedication to having memorable compositions" that encourage "abandoning yourself to the morphing groove," says NPR's Patrick Jarenwattananon, James Farm and all that was put into it offer much to recommend it.

"It's a bit like four of the best in the business just called a 'session' one day, but instead of standards, they each brought in their own music," Jarenwattananon writes. "And then they workshopped the arrangements and ironed out the kinks on the road, and only then put it on tape. So, instead of unsure and undercooked, it sounds taut and confident. It's one thing to play original music with others; it's another to have absorbed it over time, as a cohesive unit. And this band's labor has clearly proven fruitful."

Read more about the project and listen to the complete album till release day at npr.org. To reserve your copy of the album, head to the Nonesuch Store now.

featuredimage: 
James Farm [cover]

Submit Your Comment

Related Posts

  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Composer, pianist, and singer Gabriel Kahane makes his Nonesuch debut with the release of Book of Travelers on August 24, 2018; vinyl September 7. The album comprises his ten-song musical travelogue about the looping railway journey across the US he embarked upon the day after the 2016 Presidential election. He left behind his cell phone and other internet-connected devices, spending two weeks with dozens of strangers whose stories are woven into the cycle. Pre-order to download the track "November" now and get a limited-edition signed print. Kahane tours this fall and winter.

    Journal Topics: Album ReleaseArtist NewsVideo
  • Friday, June 15, 2018
    Friday, June 15, 2018

    Olivia Chaney's new album, Shelter, is out now on Nonesuch. Produced by Thomas Bartlett, the album is eight original songs plus Chaney's takes on songs by Purcell and the Everly Brothers. She has also released a video for the track "House on a Hill," filmed at the rustic, 18th-century cottage in the hills of the North Yorkshire Moors where she made the record. Watch it here. The Observer cites Chaney's "dazzling vocals" and calls Shelter "an elegant, luminous album." Uncut calls it "transcendent refuge from the storm." The Daily Mirror says it's "a triumph." Chaney performs in London on June 19; tickets are on sale now for her North American summer tour.

    Journal Topics: Album ReleaseArtist NewsVideo
[{"parent":{"title":"Get on the list !","body":" Get exclusive information about NONESUCH tour dates, video premieres and special announcements ","field_newsletter_id":"14075483","field_label_list_id":"6389157","field_display_rates":"-1","field_preview_mode":"false","field_lbox_height":"","field_lbox_width":"","field_toaster_timeout":"16000","field_toaster_position":"From Bottom","field_turnkey_height":"800"}}]

Performs On