http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/lianne-la-havas-announces-intimate-solo-us-tour-february-2015-12-08December 08, 2015|0 commentsLianne La Havas Announces Intimate Solo US Tour for February in Support of Grammy-Nominated Album "Blood"
Lianne La Havas, whose new album, Blood, has just been nominated for a Grammy Award, will return to the US for a series of intimate solo club dates starting at The McKittrick Hotel in New York City on Monday, February 1, 2016, followed by stops in Boston, DC, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Oakland, culminating with a show at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles on February 11. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 11.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tourhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-artists-earn-eight-grammy-award-nominations-2015-12-07
Congratulations to all of the Nonesuch Records artists who were nominated for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, announced earlier today by The Recording Academy: Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Lianne La Havas, Punch Brothers, and Joshua Redman. Together, these artists' Nonesuch releases have garnered a total of eight nominations this year. The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016, in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on CBS.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-tomorrow-my-turn-npr-music-sunday-times-best-albums-2015-12-07
Rhiannon Giddens's solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, has made NPR Music's list of its 50 Favorite Albums of 2015. "The joy inherent in the [album] isn't just her impeccable taste in cover material," writes NPR's Katie Presley. "It's also the palpable delight Giddens takes in covering it ... Tomorrow Is My Turn runs on an engine of irrepressible enthusiasm and a degree of sheer talent that, when encountered at full strength, is, fittingly, downright giddy-making." It's also on the Sunday Times of London's list of the 100 Best Records of the Year. "Singer of the year, the leader of the Carolina Chocolate Drops turns in a tour de force on her solo debut," writes the Times' Clive Davis.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/mbongwana-star-from-kinshasa-npr-music-spin-best-albums-2015-12-07
Congolese seven-piece band Mbongwana Star's debut full-length album, From Kinshasa, a World Circuit release, has landed on year's best lists from the New York Times, NPR Music, SPIN, Mojo, Uncut, and Q. The album's "ambition extends to the astral plane, absorbing post-punk, funk and techno along the way," says NPR. "The journey feels nothing short of a new world order. Don't hesitate to hitch your wagon to Mbongwana Star." SPIN says: "Let's celebrate how this indescribable seven-piece resists pigeonholing from even the most burnt Burning Man guest as anything but the future."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-events-weekend-december-4-6-2015December 04, 2015|0 comments
The Arcs take their inaugural North American tour to Columbus and Detroit … Sam Amidon tours North America with San Fermin … The Bad Plus Joshua Redman goes west … Tyondai Braxton plays solo shows in Brazil … Emmylou Harris celebrates a Wainwright Noël in Montréal … Brad Mehldau Trio wraps up its tour in Italy … Punch Brothers hit the road for a two-week US tour … and more …Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend Eventshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/brad-mehldaus-10-years-solo-live-international-critical-acclaim-continues-2015-12-03December 03, 2015|3 comments
Brad Mehldau's 10 Years Solo Live, released to critical acclaim earlier this fall, continues to earn praise from around the world, including Chicago Reader ("rhapsodic"), Buffalo News ("stupendous"), Mojo ("some of the most beautiful piano playing you’ll ever hear"), Scotsman ("revelatory"), Financial Times ("rich and rewarding"), Paris Match ("stunning grace"), Jazz News ("essential"), L’Humanité ("magic"), Tastenwelt ("candidate for CD of the year"), Jazzthethik ("a tremendous showcase"), Generel Anzeiger ("a phenomenon"), NRC (five stars), De Standard ("virtuosity with lyrical inspiration"), Dag Og Tid ("monumental ... a masterpiece"), and more.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bad-plus-joshua-redman-resumes-tour-best-jazz-popmatters-2015-12-03December 03, 2015|0 comments
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman kicked off the final leg of its 2015 tour in Boulder last night, with stops in Arizona, New Mexico, and California in the coming week, culminating with a four-night residency at the SFJAZZ Center. The quartet's eponymous debut album has been named the No. 1 Best Jazz Album of 2015 by PopMatters. "Together," says the site, "the band is particularly wonderful."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour Reviewshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-staves-unveil-make-it-holy-official-video-2015-12-03December 03, 2015|0 comments
The Staves have unveiled the official video for "Make It Holy," off their album If I Was. "We're excited to share a new video for 'Make It Holy,' put together by the gifted Lauren Josephine using Dan Huitings' footage from when we recorded the album at April Base Studios, in Wisconsin," says the trio of producer Justin Vernon's studio. "It brings back such happy memories for us and we hope you enjoy it, too." Watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videohttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/arcs-rhiannon-giddens-rolling-stone-50-best-albums-list-2015-12-01December 01, 2015|0 comments
Rolling Stone has published its list of the 50 Best Albums of 2015, and among them are two Nonesuch Records releases: The Arcs' debut album, Yours, Dreamily, which the magazine calls "a riveting extension of the Black Keys' progressive-blues aesthetic," and Tomorrow Is My Turn, the solo debut album from Rhiannon Giddens, whom Rolling Stone calls "a rare voice bound for glory."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/staves-if-i-was-stereogum-50-best-albums-list-2015-12-01December 01, 2015|0 comments
Stereogum has published its list of the 50 Best Albums of 2015, and among them is The Staves' new album, If I Was. "There is so much tender beauty in this album," says Stereogum's Chris DeVille. "It’s one of the greatest albums of its kind ... this music just about made my year by virtue of its exquisite beauty."