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  • Thursday, May 17, 2018

    Still Dreaming, the new album from saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman, drummer Brian Blade, bassist Scott Colley, and trumpeter Ron Miles, out next Friday, May 25, is streaming in full till then as an NPR First Listen. The album was inspired by the band Old and New Dreams, of which Joshua Redman's father Dewey was a member and which had an all-star lineup of Ornette Coleman collaborators. "The rhythmic undertow in this band feels true to its inspiration, as does the airtight-yet-relaxed rapport between Redman and Miles," says NPR's Nate Chinen.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Radio
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    Lake Street Dive is on NPR's World Cafe, discussing and performing two songs from the new album Free Yourself Up—"Good Kisser" and "Musta Been Something"—plus "Saving All My Sinning," from 2016's Side Pony. Host Talia Schlanger says: "If you've heard any of the original music they make, you know they take all the most fun bits of pop, soul, disco, jazz, rock and roll and stitch them together into something all their own." Hear the session here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Monday, April 23, 2018

    Rhiannon Giddens was on NPR's All Things Considered on Sunday. She spoke with host Michel Martin about her MacArthur Fellowship, the role of the banjo in her work, and her latest album, Freedom Highway, from which she performed two songs: "At the Purchaser's Option" and "Julie." You can hear the conversation and performance here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Friday, March 30, 2018

    Laurie Anderson is the guest on the latest episode of PRI's Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen. On the show, Anderson and Andersen discuss her life and career and how she has responded to loss. That response includes All the Things I Lost in the Flood, her new book, and Landfall, her new album with Kronos Quartet that was inspired by her experience of Hurricane Sandy. Hear the conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Thursday, March 15, 2018

    Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet's new album Landfall was reviewed on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Fans can hear Kronos "explode their range" on the new album, says reviewer Milo Miles. He also notes "the unprecedented mixture of strings and electronics guided by Anderson's unmistakable voice." The album results "from years of practicing, performing, refining and tweaking the collaborations," Miles concludes. "You can hear how the time and care have paid off." You can listen to the complete review here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Reviews
  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018

    k.d. lang, whose Ingénue Redux tour is in full swing, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the acclaimed album, spoke with KCRW's Larry Perel about Ingénue, then and now. Perel calls her "an artist who I can only describe as having one of the most amazing voices in music ever." You can hear the conversation here. "Ingénue sounds as great today as it did upon its release," exclaims Los Angeles Times in a review of Monday night's concert. "And what a rich experience it remains."

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018

    David Bryne's new album, American Utopia, out next Friday, March 9, is streaming in full till then as an NPR First Listen. "The music is intense, it's playful and quite memorable," says NPR Music's Bob Boilen. "In a world filled with millions of songs about personal problems and love gone right or wrong, I'm thrilled to have a record that opens my eyes and widens my perceptions and helps me stop and make some sense of this inexplicable, mind-bending world of ours."

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Radio
  • Monday, February 26, 2018

    Jonny Greenwood was a guest on NPR's Morning Edition. He spoke with host Rachel Martin about his Oscar-nominated score to Paul Thomas Anderson's film Phantom Thread, and how he collaborated with the filmmaker to develop the music, which would be recorded with a sixty-piece string orchestra. We also learn how a young Jonny Greenwood was inspired by the recorder, and what his current and future plans are to work with the humble instrument. You can listen to the conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Friday, February 23, 2018

    Laurie Anderson was the guest on CBC's Q. She spoke with host Tom Power about her experience of Hurricane Sandy when it hit New York City in October 2012 and about finding hope in loss. They also discuss the work it inspired: Landfall, her new album with Kronos Quartet; and her new book, All the Things I Lost in the Flood. You can listen to the conversation below.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Monday, February 12, 2018

    Jonny Greenwood is the guest on a special bonus episode of the Adam Buxton Podcast, discussing his score to Paul Thomas Anderson's new film, Phantom Thread, and more. The podcast's latest full-length episode features an interview with Paul Thomas Anderson. You can hear both conversations here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Monday, February 12, 2018

    Laurie Anderson spoke with BBC Radio 6 Music's Mary Anne Hobbs, sharing memories of her early years in New York City and offering some favorites about life in the city now. You can listen to their conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Thursday, February 8, 2018

    Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet's first collaboration, Landfall, due February 16, is streaming in full till then as an NPR First Listen. In the piece, inspired by Anderson's experience of Hurricane Sandy, "she doesn't revisit the storm so much as ruminate—sometimes with dry wit—on the idea of how we handle loss," says NPR's Tom Huizenga. "With a dream-like blend of electronics, acoustic instruments, high-tech software and voice overs, she searches for meaning in the mystery of it all."

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio

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