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  • Friday, September 23, 2022
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  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022

    Nashville Ballet's production of Black Lucy and the Bard, set to an original score by Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi, premieres on PBS's Great Performances this Friday, September 16, at 9pm ET. Playing onstage alongside the dancers, Giddens and Turrisi play several instruments including violin, banjo, mandolin, and piano. Author and performer Caroline Randall Williams narrates the ballet with her own spoken word poetry from the 2015 book on which the show was based, Lucy Negro, Redux. Choreographed and directed by Nashville Ballet’s artistic director Paul Vasterling, the ballet was recorded in March 2022.

    Journal Topics: Dance, Television, Video
  • Monday, September 12, 2022

    The Big Ears Festival has announced the line-up for its 10th anniversary running to take place in venues throughout downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, March 30–April 2, 2023, including Devendra Banhart, Sam Gendel, Mary Halvorson, Makaya McCraven, and Cécile McLorin Salvant.

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  • Monday, September 12, 2022

    Wilco has released “A Magazine Called Sunset (The Unified Theory of Everything Version),” a previously unreleased version of the song from the forthcoming Super Deluxe and Deluxe editions of the group’s landmark 2002 album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Those editions of the album and five others are due September 30 on Nonesuch Records.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Friday, September 9, 2022

    The members of the legendary original 1990s Joshua Redman Quartet—Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade—who reunited after twenty-six years for the 2020 album RoundAgain, return now with LongGone, out now. The new album features original Redman compositions from the RoundAgain recording sessions, plus a live performance “Rejoice,” captured by SFJAZZ at the San Francisco Jazz Festival. "Musical soulmates reunite to stunning effect," the Guardian exclaims, naming LongGone its Jazz Album of the Month.

    Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist News
  • Friday, September 9, 2022

    We're excited to be back at the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair at Smorgasburg in Williamsburg on Saturday. Hope to see you there! There's lots of great live music ahead around the world from John Adams in San Francisco, Sam Amidon in Latvia, Attacca Quartet in Japan, Devendra Banhart in New Mexico, The Black Keys in Ohio, Jeremy Denk in Scotland, Emmylou Harris in Indiana, Hurray for the Riff Raff in London and Brighton, Gabriel Kahane in Houston and Austin, Lake Street Dive at Radio City Music Hall, The Magnetic Fields in Lisbon and Amsterdam, Makaya McCraven and Jeff Parker are in Raleigh, Molly Tuttle touring the South, and Wilco in the Midwest.

    Journal Topics: On Tour, Weekend Events
  • Thursday, September 8, 2022

    Classical singer Julia Bullock makes her solo recording debut with Walking in the Dark, due December 9 on Nonesuch Records. Bullock is joined on the album by London’s Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Christian Reif for Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and an aria from John Adams’s El Niño. With Reif on piano, she also performs a traditional spiritual and songs by Oscar Brown, Jr.; Billy Taylor; and Sandy Denny. The Connie Converse song "One by One," is out today. Bullock is "one of the singular artists of her generation," says the New York Times, "a singer of enveloping tone, startlingly mature presence and unusually sophisticated insight into culture, society and history.”

    Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist News
  • Thursday, September 8, 2022

    The New York Philharmonic has announced the lineups for the first two installments of The 65th Street Session, a NY Phil presentation curated by Chris Thile, its 2022–23 Creative Partner, in the Wu Tsai Theater of Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall: Thile with Brad Mehldau and Tune-Yards on October 11 and with Punch Brothers, Watchhouse, and Sarah Jarosz, as part of their American Acoustic Tour, on December 6. Fan pre-sale is on now with code 65THSTREET. General on-sale begins September 13. Lineups and ticket info for the final two performances, February 14 and March 28, 2023, will be announced at a later date.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, On Tour
  • Wednesday, September 7, 2022

    Drummer, composer, and producer Tom Skinner (The Smile, Sons of Kemet) releases his new album, Voices of Bishara, the first recording under his own name, on November 4, via Brownswood / International Anthem / Nonesuch. Its title references cellist Abdul Wadud's 1978 album By Myself, which was pressed on Wadud's label, Bishara—an Arabic name meaning "good news." Voices of Bishara began life when Skinner asked some musician friends to join him for a Played Twice session at London's Brilliant Corners, in which a classic album was played in full through the venue's audiophile system, and a live ensemble improvised a response. That night focused on drummer Tony Williams' 1964 album Life Time; the music they conjured inspired Skinner to write an album's worth of new music.

    Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist News
  • Wednesday, September 7, 2022

    Cécile McLorin Salvant is on Sonos Radio Hour to talk with host Elia Einhorn about her music and share a guest set of tracks she’s been listening to. Einhorn says: “Her breathtaking new album Ghost Song showcases her singular ability to blend everything from modern pop, vaudeville, blues and baroque into a groundbreaking take on jazz.” You can hear their conversation and Salvant’s eclectic selection of songs here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Podcast, Radio
  • Friday, September 2, 2022

    Happy Labor Day weekend! While it may signal the unofficial end of summer here, it also brings with it lots of great live music around the world, including the final nights of Brad Mehldau’s weeklong residency at the Village Vanguard in NYC ... The Magnetic Fields and Hurray for the Riff Raff at the End of the Road Festival and on tour in the UK ... Attacca Quartet on tour in Japan ... The Black Keys in Cincinnati ... Tigran Hamasyan in Armenia ... Emmylou Harris at Ravinia Festival ... Cécile McLorin Salvant at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island ... Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway on tour in North Carolina and Virginia ...

    Journal Topics: On Tour, Weekend Events
  • Thursday, September 1, 2022

    Nonesuch Records looks forward to returning to The Brooklyn Flea Record Fair when it returns to Smorgasburg in Williamsburg's Marsha P. Johnson State Park, next Saturday, September 10, from 11am to 6pm. The event, last held in 2019, is free and includes a record label and independent record store market situated next to Smorgasburg and its delicious food and drink options. Stop by the Nonesuch table then to say hi and pick up copies of your favorite Nonesuch vinyl releases, limited-edition prints, tote bags, and more.

    Journal Topics: News
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022

    Caroline Shaw and Attacca Quartet have released “And So,” from their upcoming album together, Evergreen, due September 23. “And So” is part of Shaw’s Is a Rose trilogy. You can watch a video for the song here. Evergreen comprises five original works by Shaw: three pieces written for string quartet and two songs written for string quartet and voice. It also includes an interpretation of a twelfth century French poem, which the Quartet performs with Shaw on vocals. Shaw and Attacca Quartet perform music from Evergreen at Public Records in Brooklyn September 27. 

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Video