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  • Friday, September 30, 2022
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  • 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
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2022

    Cécile McLorin Salvant was on BBC World Service’s Music Life with fellow musicians Otura Mun, Matthew Halsall, and Maria Chiara Argiró to discuss how the weight of history can alter their own creations and the role of competitiveness in the creative process. You can hear it here. Salvant and her Nonesuch debut album, Ghost Song, have just been nominated for the Edison Jazz Award in the Netherlands for Best International Vocals. 

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Podcast, Radio
  • Monday, August 29, 2022

    Emmylou Harris is the inaugural guest on Margo Price’s new podcast Runaway Horses from Sonos, featuring guests who've "made music that says something raw and beautiful and cathartic about the human experience." Harris is "one of my biggest inspirations, one of my favorite musicians of all time," says Price, "a true living legend … She has never been afraid to follow her creative instinct, embrace risks, and pursue the unexpected.” You can hear their conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Podcast
  • Friday, August 26, 2022

    Punch Brothers and Molly Tuttle are at Sacred Rose festival outside Chicago ... Punch Brothers are also in Wisconsin, and Tuttle is in Chicago ... Emmylou Harris and Wilco are in Martha's Vineyard ... Harris is also at Wolf Trap, while Wilco is in New Haven ... The Black Keys are in Georgia and Alabama ... Hurray for the Riff Raff launches EU/UK tour in Turin and London ...

    Journal Topics: On Tour, Weekend Events
  • Thursday, August 25, 2022

    Molly Tuttle is the guest on the latest episode of The Bluegrass Situation's Basic Folk podcast hosted by Cindy Howes and Lizzie No. She talks with No about her career in music, not least Crooked Tree, her new album with her band Golden Highway. “I am such a huge fan of Molly Tuttle,” says No. “I feel like what I love most about her is her songwriting, even though for many people her dazzling guitar playing is the star of the show … Her new record is a study of bluegrass sensitively executed by one of the genre’s stars. Molly’s interpretations of bluegrass traditions like the murder ballad, shiny stacked vocal harmonies, and lightning fast guitar playing are something to behold.” You can hear their conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Podcast
  • Thursday, August 25, 2022

    Hurray for the Riff Raff kicks off a tour of Europe and the UK featuring songs from their Nonesuch debut album, LIFE ON EARTH, this weekend with sets at Todays Festival in Turin and All Points East in London. The tour continues with concerts in Northampton, Dublin, Glasgow, Leeds, Wiltshire, Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham, London, Brighton, and Paris. 

    Journal Topics: Artist News, On Tour
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2022

    Vagabon (aka Laetitia Tamko) is a guest on the new Talkhouse podcast series Listening. On the show, curated by Elia Einhorn, artists are invited to share their perspective on how they listen to the world and how that informs the music they make. They also create a new composition for the episode and discuss the creative process behind it. In this episode, Tamko shares, says Einhorn, “the sounds she cherishes from growing up in Cameroon and how weaving together motion and our stream of consciousness can open us up to big ideas.” You can hear their conversation and the composition she wrote for the show here. Vagabon will perform at Venus Fest in Toronto and with Jason Isbell at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville in October.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Podcast