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Sam Amidon stopped by for the Nonesuch Selects video series, in which artists visit the Nonesuch office, pick some of their favorite albums from the music library, and share a few words on their choices. He chose music by Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood, and the Rajasthan Express; Astor Piazzolla; Kronos Quartet featuring Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Rhiannon Giddens, Natalie Merchant; Sam Gendel; Word of Mouth Chorus; and Bill Frisell.

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As part of the year-long celebration of Nonesuch Records' 60th anniversary, we launched Nonesuch Selects, a video series in which artists stop by the Nonesuch office, pick some of their favorites from the music library, and share a few words on their choices. Following the first four videos, by Mary Halvorson, Timo AndresVagabon, and Tigran Hamasyan, singer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon—whose latest album, Sam Amidon, was released on Nonesuch in 2020 and who is currently touring the US—stopped by and chose music by Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood, and the Rajasthan Express; Astor Piazzolla; Kronos Quartet featuring Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Rhiannon Giddens, Natalie Merchant; Sam Gendel; Word of Mouth Chorus; and Bill Frisell. You can watch it below and subscribe to the Nonesuch Records YouTube channel for all the latest:

On Sam Amidon's 2020 self-titled album, which he produced and considers the fullest realization to date of his artistic vision, he performs radical reworkings of mostly traditional folk songs with his frequent band, multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Chris Vatalaro, along with saxophonist and label mate Sam Gendel, guitarist Bert Cools, bassist Ruth Goller, and Amidon’s wife, Beth Orton, who adds vocals on three songs. You can hear it and get it here.

You can hear a playlist of music from Sam Amidon's Nonesuch Selects on Spotify and Apple Music here. For more on this year's Nonesuch 60th anniversary events, click here.

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  • Monday, April 8, 2024
    Watch: Sam Amidon Shares Nonesuch Selects

    As part of the year-long celebration of Nonesuch Records' 60th anniversary, we launched Nonesuch Selects, a video series in which artists stop by the Nonesuch office, pick some of their favorites from the music library, and share a few words on their choices. Following the first four videos, by Mary Halvorson, Timo AndresVagabon, and Tigran Hamasyan, singer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon—whose latest album, Sam Amidon, was released on Nonesuch in 2020 and who is currently touring the US—stopped by and chose music by Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood, and the Rajasthan Express; Astor Piazzolla; Kronos Quartet featuring Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Rhiannon Giddens, Natalie Merchant; Sam Gendel; Word of Mouth Chorus; and Bill Frisell. You can watch it below and subscribe to the Nonesuch Records YouTube channel for all the latest:

    On Sam Amidon's 2020 self-titled album, which he produced and considers the fullest realization to date of his artistic vision, he performs radical reworkings of mostly traditional folk songs with his frequent band, multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Chris Vatalaro, along with saxophonist and label mate Sam Gendel, guitarist Bert Cools, bassist Ruth Goller, and Amidon’s wife, Beth Orton, who adds vocals on three songs. You can hear it and get it here.

    You can hear a playlist of music from Sam Amidon's Nonesuch Selects on Spotify and Apple Music here. For more on this year's Nonesuch 60th anniversary events, click here.

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