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  • Friday, July 8, 2022

    The Black Keys kick off their North American tour featuring songs from their new album, Dropout Boogie, in Las Vegas on Saturday. This is the band’s first string of shows since touring in support of their 2019 album “Let’s Rock." Band of Horses support on all dates; Ceramic Animal, Early James, and the Velveteers open at select performances. 

    Journal Topics: Artist News, On Tour
  • Friday, July 8, 2022

    Cécile McLorin Salvant, Tigran Hamasyan, Sam Gendel, Makaya McCraven, and Lianne La Havas all perform at North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam this weekend. Salvant is also in Portugal and Poland, and Hamasyan is at Montreux ... John Adams's Saxophone Concerto and Steve Reich's Runner get their Swiss premieres in Geneva ... The Black Keys kick off their Dropout Boogie tour in Vegas ... Joachim Cooder is in Atascadero, CA ... Kronos Quartet comes to Caramoor in Katonah, NY ... Jeff Parker is in Mesa, AZ ... Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway are at Stern Grove Fest in San Francisco ...

    Journal Topics: Artist News, On Tour, Weekend Events
  • Friday, July 8, 2022

    Nonesuch Records releases Bamboleo Remixes—three remixes and one acoustic reworking of Gipsy Kings' hit song, “Bamboleo”—in the US today, marking the song's 35th anniversary. Originally released as a single in 1987 and included on Gipsy Kings’ 1988 self-titled Nonesuch debut, “Bamboleo” was certified silver in the UK, while the album went gold and platinum in the UK and US, respectively. Bamboleo Remixes includes new mixes of the song by Pumped Up (aka Nick Patrick), THRDL!FE (aka Jake Brian Tench), and Miami (aka Andy Clay), as well as an acoustic version of the song remixed by Gildas Boclé & Jean Baptiste Boclé. 

    Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist News
  • Thursday, July 7, 2022

    Nonesuch releases Philip Glass’s award-winning soundtrack to The Hours on vinyl for the first time on September 30 to coincide with its 20th anniversary and Glass’ 85th birthday concert season. Originally released in December 2002, Glass’s score to the Academy Award–winning film was itself nominated for an Academy Award, as well as a Golden Globe and a Grammy, and went on to win a BAFTA and a Classical BRIT. Based on Michael Cunningham’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, the film was directed by Stephen Daldry with a screenplay by David Hare and stars Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman. “Was there ever a more perfect film for Glass’s lyrical manner?” asked Gramophone. “Such a feeling of fragile beauty is a rare achievement.”

    Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist News
  • Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    "John’s music is about promise and progress," Julia Bullock writes in her note in the new 40-disc box set John Adams Collected Works. "It comments on the inherent threat of exploiting power while embodying it. There’s fire and fragility, placed alongside organized form and frequency. I love John’s music. I love singing it, learning from it. And I love listening to it." You can read her complete note from the box set here.

    Journal Topics: Artist Essays, Artist News
  • Tuesday, July 5, 2022

    "My friendship is with the private John," Nonesuch’s longtime President and current Chairman Emeritus Bob Hurwitz writes in the new 40-disc box set John Adams Collected Works, "but it is never far from my mind that I am with the man who wrote Doctor Atomic and Nixon in China, Harmonielehre and Naive and Sentimental Music, Scheherazade.2 and Shaker Loops." You can read his complete note from the box set here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Staff
  • Friday, July 1, 2022

    The forty-disc John Adams Collected Works, a box set of recordings spanning more than four decades of the composer’s career with the label, is out now on Nonesuch. It includes two extensive booklets with new essays and notes by Timo Andres, Julia Bullock, Robert Hurwitz, Nico Muhly, and Jake Wilder-Smith. You can take a look inside in an unboxing video here. Since 1985, when Adams signed exclusively to Nonesuch, the label has released forty-two first recordings and thirty-one all-Adams albums. Collected Works includes thirty-five discs of Nonesuch recordings and five from other labels.

    Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist News, Video
  • Friday, July 1, 2022

    Makaya McCraven, Jeff Parker, and Cécile McLorin Salvant all perform at Festival International de Jazz de Montréal this weekend. There's more great live music ahead around the world from Rhiannon Giddens, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Gabriel Kahane, k.d. lang, Molly Tuttle, and Wilco.

    Journal Topics: On Tour, Weekend Events
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2022

    "For a generation of listeners born in the last two decades of the 20th century, the music of John Adams sounded as if it had always been there, a fixed point in a vast musical landscape," Jake Wilder-Smith writes in his note in the new 40-disc box set John Adams Collected Works. "Having already arrived in concert halls and on compact discs before our musical sensibilities began to take shape, this music colored our first impressions of a musical world. But as we grew older, Adams’s music continued to shift and expand. Listening as his work stretched in new directions, we found we had encountered the work of a significant composer in medias res: the narrative firmly established, but still in motion." You can read his complete note from the box set here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2022

    Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Molly Tuttle and two of her Golden Highway band mates, fiddler Bronwyn Keith-Hynes and banjo player Kyle Tuttle, perform "Flatland Girl" from their new album, Crooked Tree, live from Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville. You can watch the performance, in which Molly Tuttle is playing a 1938 Martin D-18 and Kyle Tuttle is playing a 1939 Gibson RB-75, here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Video
  • Monday, June 27, 2022

    "John’s music has been such a constant in my life that it’s reached a base level of my consciousness—it’s part of the way I hear all music now," Timo Andres (pictured here with John Adams in 2007) writes in his note in the new 40-disc box set John Adams Collected Works. "But in this case, it goes beyond the music. John showed me a model for life as an artist, one in which being communicative, permeable, and all-embracing can coexist with good craftsmanship, strongly held opinions, and the pursuit of one’s life’s work with single-minded intensity." You can read his complete note from the box set here.

    Journal Topics: Artist Essays, Artist News
  • Monday, June 27, 2022

    SFJAZZ has announced its 2022–23 concert season including performances from Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Christian McBride, Brian Blade, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Laurie Anderson, and Mariza. This marks the 10th anniversary season of the SFJAZZ Center and the 40th anniversary of the organization.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, On Tour