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  • Friday, February 21, 2020

    Pat Metheny's new album, From This Place, is out now. "A breathtakingly immersive experience that affirms Metheny as a consummate musical storyteller," exclaims Mojo. "A transcendent album, possibly the maestro’s most impressive opus yet." "Impressively conceived and impeccably executed," says Jazzwise, "From This Place is Metheny's finest album to date." Stereogum says: "This is extraordinary music." Metheny is joined on the album by drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Linda May Han Oh, pianist Gwilym Simcock, the Hollywood Studio Symphony led by Joel McNeely, and special guests Meshell Ndegeocello, Gregoire Maret, and Luis Conte.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, February 21, 2020

    Gaby Moreno performs at The Town Hall in NYC as special guest of Fatoumata Diawara … Gabriel Kahane joins violinist Pekka Kuusisto in Helsinki … Chris Thile hosts Live From Here from NYC … Daniel Wohl performs in Germany as special guest of A Winged Victory for the Sullen … Yola concludes her winter Walk Through Fire tour in California …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020

    Composer-performer Daniel Wohl, whose album État was released on New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records last year, begins a European tour as the special guest of A Winged Victory for the Sullen at De Duif in Amsterdam tonight. The fourteen-concert tour continues in Germany, Belgium, Ireland, and the UK, including shows at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Round Chapel in London, and Dublin's National Concert Hall. 

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    Sam Gendel's Nonesuch debut album, Satin Doll, due March 13, is a futuristic homage to historical jazz. Here, Gendel speaks with writer Sophie Harris about the album, a sonic construction / deconstruction of well-known jazz standards like Miles Davis's "Freddie Freeloader," Charles Mingus's "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat," and Duke Ellington's "Satin Doll."

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Rachael & Vilray are guests on the latest episode of NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. The duo spoke with Fresh Air producer Sam Briger and performed several songs from their self-titled debut album. "I'm glad Sam introduced me to their music," host Terry Gross says in her introduction, "and I think you'll enjoy it too." You can hear the session here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Gaby Moreno's Nonesuch debut album, ¡Spangled!, a collaboration with Van Dyke Parks, was released late last year. Moreno marked the album's release with a concert at Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Hall in NYC on December 2, as part of the Ecstatic Music series. She was joined by Metropolis Ensemble and LADAMA, the all-women Latin alternative band, to perform Parks' arrangements of songs from the album. You can now watch seven songs from the concert here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Sunday, February 16, 2020

    The celebrated production of David Byrne’s American Utopia will return to Broadway’s Hudson Theatre in September 2020. The current run ends today; tickets for the return engagement are on sale now. “It’s become obvious to us in the band, the crew and the producer team that audiences want—dare I say need?—to see this show," Byrne says. "They’re not ready to have it disappear just yet. We feel the same way, we love doing this show. So, it’s thrilling to us that we can announce that we’ll be back in September.” He will perform with the American Utopia Broadway musicians on Saturday Night Live on February 29.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Sunday, February 16, 2020

    k.d. lang gave her inimitable rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" to a sold-out crowd at ANZ Stadium in Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday for the Fire Fight Australia concert to benefit Australian bushfire relief, hosted by Celeste Barber. The audience, in the words of 7News Australia, “was brought to a standstill by a haunting performance" from lang. You can watch it here and see why.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Friday, February 14, 2020

    Sam Phillips's critically acclaimed 2001 Nonesuch debut album, Fan Dance, is now available on vinyl, as a fan-selected title on Run Out Groove. Remastered and pressed on 180-gram vinyl, the LP comes in an old-school tip-on style jacket with booklet, limited and individually numbered. The Boston Globe calls it "a stunning work of intimacy and emotional range."

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, February 14, 2020

    k.d. lang performs at the Fire Fight Australia concert for bushfire relief … Devendra Banhart plays Portugal … Daughter of Swords tours North Carolina, Nashville … Early James is in Orlando … Rhiannon Giddens leads SFJAZZ residency … Gabriel Kahane tours Europe … Mandy Patinkin concludes tour in Florida … Joshua Redman brings Still Dreaming to Durham, Pittsburgh … Chris Thile hosts Live From Here from NYC … Yola heads West …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Friday, February 14, 2020

    Dutch conductor, pianist, and composer Reinbert de Leeuw died today, February 14, at the age of 81. De Leeuw was the conductor on all of the recordings Nonesuch Records has made of composer Louis Andriessen’s music; all but one of these were with Asko | Schönberg, the new-music ensemble of which he was a founder and the chief conductor. De Leeuw also led the ensemble in the Nonesuch recording of Steve Reich's Tehillim.

    Journal Topics: News
  • Thursday, February 13, 2020

    Pat Metheny has released “Same River,” a new track from his forthcoming album, From This Place, due February 21 on Nonesuch; it can be heard here. This follows the release of the album tracks "Wide and Far," “America Undefined,” and "You Are." All four songs can be downloaded now with pre-orders of From This Place on vinyl and CD in the Pat Metheny Store and Nonesuch Store, and are available to stream.

    Journal Topics: Artist News

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