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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/brad-mehldau-mark-guiliana-kick-off-mehliana-tour-2014-06-27
    June 27, 2014|0 comments

    Brad Mehldau and drummer Mark Guiliana take their electric duo, Mehliana, on a three-week tour of Canada and Europe starting with a set at the Toronto Jazz Festival this Saturday and at the Montreal International Jazz Festival on Wednesday. Mehliana—Mehldau on Fender Rhodes and vintage synthesizers and Guiliana on drums and effects—then launches a fortnight of shows in Europe on July 5, with dates in France, Italy, Turkey, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Switzerland.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/joshua-redman-trios-live-sax-fans-dream-live-set-guardian-2014-06-27
    June 27, 2014|0 comments

    Joshua Redman's new album, Trios Live, is a "sax fan's dream of a live set," says the Guardian in a four-star review. "Joshua Redman, one of the most technically accomplished saxists in jazz today, parades his powers on this live set ... [He] performs with a skill that sometimes justifies comparison with early Sonny Rollins—notably on the old Rollins vehicle 'Moritat (Mack the Knife),'" and "the crowd goes wild." Jazzwise writes: "Anyone who's seen Redman, especially live, will know about his forceful sonic presence and eloquence at reinvigorating a familiar jazz language while always remaining mindful of its more contemporary shifts." 

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/timo-andres-recomposition-mozart-coronation-concerto-moving-dazzler-ny-times-2014-06-26
    June 26, 2014|0 comments

    Composer/pianist Timo Andres and The Knights orchestra performed his re-composition of Mozart's "Coronation" Concerto in NYC's Central Park on Tuesday. The New York Times says Andres's left-hand completion of Mozart's work "felt necessary—not a lark but a surprisingly moving dazzler." Andres's cadenzas "were masterly—the one at the end of the third movement receded to daring delicacy and expansiveness—and the slow central movement ached with nostalgia for a softer past while embracing the angularity of the present."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/robert-plant-lullaby-and-the-ceaseless-roar-out-september-9-nonesuch-warner-bros-records-2014-06-23
    June 23, 2014|2 comments

    Robert Plant’s new album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, will be released September 9 on Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records. Produced by Plant, the album is his label debut and features 11 new recordings, nine of which are original songs written by Plant with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters. Pre-orders are available now at robertplant.com and include a limited-edition print and an instant download of an album track. Plant and the band will tour this fall. Watch an album preview here.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-conor-oberst-performs-npr-tiny-desk-concert-2014-06-23
    June 23, 2014|0 comments

    Conor Oberst recently stopped by the NPR offices while on tour with special guests Dawes, to perform a Tiny Desk Concert featuring four songs off Oberst's new album, Upside Down Mountain. "Conor Oberst's new album has fast become my favorite of the Bright Eyes singer's solo projects," says host Bob Boilen, "so having him come to NPR and perform a few of these songs at the Tiny Desk was especially exciting. The new music on Upside Down Mountain contains the sort of personal songwriting that got me loving him in the first place." Watch it here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/toumani-sidiki-diabate-toumani-sidiki-among-best-albums-2014-so-far-la-times-2014-06-24
    June 23, 2014|0 comments

    Toumani & Sidiki, the new father-and-son recording from kora master Toumani Diabaté and his son Sidiki, has been named one of the Best Albums of 2014 So Far by Los Angeles Times music critic Randall Roberts. "It’s a beguiling sound, and when two geniuses bridge generations, you can hear echoes of a continuum stretching back centuries," says Roberts. He calls the album "a mesmerizing listen from first to last," on which the father-and-son duo "offers breathtaking synchronized sound." 

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-kick-off-turn-blue-world-tour-europe-2014-06-19
    June 20, 2014|0 comments

    The Black Keys kick off their Turn Blue world tour with a month of European summer festival dates, starting with two shows in Germany this weekend, follwed by stops in Croatia, Switzerland, Holland, Poland, France, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the UK, including a set at the Glastonbury Festival. An extensive North American tour begins this fall. The Black Keys performed two songs off of Turn Blue for the French TV show Le Grand Journal: "Fever" and "Bullet in the Brain." You can watch both here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rokia-traore-speaks-out-for-world-refugee-day-2014-06-20
    June 20, 2014|0 comments

    Rokia Traoré joined the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at a refugee camp in Burkina Faso to meet and hear from those displaced by the troubles in her home country of Mali. In honor of today's World Refugee Day, Traoré has written about the experience in an essay, which you can read here.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-metropolitan-opera-cancels-hd-broadcast-john-adams-the-death-of-klinghoffer-2014-06-19
    June 19, 2014|0 comments

    The cancellation of The Metropolitan Opera’s worldwide HD broadcast of The Death of Klinghoffer has been widely reported in the press over the last several days. The Death of Klinghoffer has been met with controversy since its premiere in 1991, but the work has endured and received many new productions since then. The New York Times reports that the decision was made after discussions between The Metropolitan Opera and the Anti-Defamation League. Adams responded to the cancellation a day later, also in the Times, and today both the paper's chief classical music critic, Anthony Tommasini, and Editorial Board explain why they believe the Met's decision was a mistake.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/telluride-bluegrass-festival-kicks-off-sets-chris-thile-nickel-creek-punch-brothers-2014-06-19
    June 19, 2014|1 comments

    The 41st Anniversary Telluride Bluegrass Festival kicks off in Telluride, Colorado, this morning and continues through the weekend to coincide with the summer solstice, with performances from Chris Thile, who opens the festivities, Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers, as well as workshops from Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins, and Punch Brothers' Chris Eldridge and Noam Pikelny. As has become a Telluride tradition, Punch Brothers close out the weekend's proceedings with a late-night show in Sheridan Opera House Sunday night. The festival will stream live from KOTO.org.

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