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  • The True Lives Of Fake Hitmen, Remaking Las Vegas, Johnnie Walker MP3

    This week on the podcast edition of All Things Considered, host Arun Rath goes inside the double lives of "fake" ATF hitmen, explores the new — and reformed — Sin City, and traces the money paid by banks for their roles in the financial crisis.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

    24.11.2013

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  • For A Few Musicians, Beating Songwriter's Block Is All In The Game MP3

    Bob Schneider, a songwriter from Texas, has challenged fellow musicians to a game for 12 years: Every Friday, a closed email group submits a new song of the week. Ben Folds, Jason Mraz and Patty Griffin have all answered the call, and Schneider says the game has gotten him through five albums.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • Laura Mvula: Tiny Desk Concert MP3

    Squeezing Mvula's sound behind Bob Boilen's desk is no tiny task, as she acknowledges partway through this three-song set in the NPR Music offices. The U.K. singer faces the challenge by showcasing her most intimate material.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

    01.07.2013

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    01.07.2013

  • First Listen: Anna Von Hausswolff, 'Ceremony' MP3

    Von Hausswolff's voice possesses the power to soar alongside a pipe organ while still holding tight to delicate, personal emotions. Her second album's vibe is dramatic and stark and, as Ceremony progresses, surprising.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

    30.06.2013

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    30.06.2013

  • First Listen: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 'That's It!' MP3

    The jazz masters' first album of entirely original material pushes music lovers to dance. At its heart, That's It! is a memory trick, managing to sound both familiar and fresh. But this is more than a live performance by a hot band.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • First Listen: Speedy Ortiz, 'Major Arcana' MP3

    Sadie Dupuis writes lyrics that should be scrawled on notebooks and bathroom walls by every disaffected high-school kid, right before the inevitable trip to the counselor's office. Her solo-moniker-turned-band is like a gummy double-helix, twisting sweet-and-sour words around contorted, '90s-inspired indie-rock.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

    30.06.2013

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  • First Listen: Maps, 'Vicissitude' MP3

    James Chapman's charming songs sound fizzy and bright throughout Vicissitude, Maps' third album, but they also convey his thoughtful reflections on transition and doubt.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

    30.06.2013

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  • First Listen: Chucho Valdés And The Afro-Cuban Messengers, 'Border-Free' MP3

    Every release by the great pianist Chucho Valdés digs deeper into the common roots of jazz and Cuban music. A tight collection of songs that span the entire Cuban musical landscape and beyond, Border-Free explores unexpected musical connections.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • John Scofield Returns To The Scene Of The Jam MP3

    On his latest album, the guitarist puts his funky jazz-rock stamp on compositions that nod to Al Green, Afro-pop and rhythm & blues, with a couple old collaborators in tow.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • Taj Mahal: Still Cooking Up 'Heirloom Music' His Own Way MP3

    The Massachusetts-born, San Francisco Bay Area-based guitarist and singer has mixed styles since he first came on the scene in the late 1960s. A new 15-CD set traces his career from the beginning; NPR's Laura Sydell visits some of his old Bay Area haunts with him.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • Revved-up Vivaldi, Persian Bamboo And Soaring Spirituals: New Classical Albums MP3

    From an intriguing East meets West merger to Vivaldi played with velocity, NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Jacki Lyden explore a wide range of new classical releases.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

    30.06.2013

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  • La Vida Bohème: Dance Rockers Harness Chaos And Conflict MP3

    Lead singer Henry D'Arthenay looked to his Venezuelan home for inspiration in constructing the band's latest album, Será.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

    29.06.2013

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    29.06.2013

  • Sasha Dobson's Journey Out Of Jazz And Into Songwriting MP3

    The singer's father, Smith Dobson, was one of the most sought-after pianists in the Bay Area when he died in a car crash in 2001. Sasha Dobson, who had been a scat singer, responded to the tragedy by picking up a guitar.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • 'Annoying Music' Host Leaves 'Magnificent Obsession' Behind MP3

    Jim Nayder, host of Chicago Public Radio's The Annoying Music Show and Magnificent Obsession, died this week. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon remembers his good friend.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

    29.06.2013

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  • Why Tchaikovsky's Bells And Cannons Sound Every July 4 MP3

    In the 1970s, the Boston Pops effectively turned the 1812 Overture into an Independence Day staple. The music director and executive producer of the orchestra's annual Fireworks Spectacular explain how and why.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

    29.06.2013

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  • Bittersweet At No. 1: How A Japanese Song Topped The Charts In 1963 MP3

    Fifty years ago, Kyu Sakamoto was the face of a new postwar Japan: a clean-cut, 21-year-old pop idol. But professor Ian Condry says that underlying the sweetness of the hit song "Sukiyaki" was a story of sadness and loss.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

    28.06.2013

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    28.06.2013

  • John Medeski On Piano Jazz MP3

    Medeski joins host Jon Weber to perform a surprising duet and pieces from his new solo piano album.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

    28.06.2013

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    28.06.2013

  • Iron And Wine On World Cafe MP3

    Singer-songwriter Sam Beam discusses the sound of his words on Iron and Wine's new Ghost On Ghost.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

    28.06.2013

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  • Tony DeSare On Piano Jazz MP3

    Tony DeSare has earned a reputation as one of New York's hottest young singer/pianists. Whether performing classic standards or sophisticated original compositions, DeSare possesses a cool vocal tone with swinging piano accompaniment. Hear an interview and performance.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

    28.06.2013

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  • Bosnian Rainbows: Carving Out A New Place In Latin Rock MP3

    The new rock band is led by an up-and-coming Latina singer who's trying to break out — and backed by a renowned Puerto Rican musician who's trying to stay in one place.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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