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  • Omar Grows Up To Become 'The Man' MP3

    Now a family man, the British singer continues to experiment with his music. His latest album, The Man, is all about growth, development and evolution.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • Wynton Marsalis And Vince Giordano, Big Phat Band On JazzSet MP3

    The Fourth of July is coming, so we wave the jazz flag with music transcribed from Louis Armstrong's Hot Fives and Sevens — quintet and septet recordings from the late 1920s — and a new Grammy-winning arrangement of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue."» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

    27.06.2013

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  • Oui Et Oui: Montreal Jazz's French Connection MP3

    Montreal is a city of two cultures: French and English, usually commingling, sometimes colliding. The Montreal International Jazz Festival — Canada's grandest music event of the year — props up the city's elite Francophones. Here are five French or Quebecois artists featured this year.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • Dictators, Punk Rock And Sex: A Conversation With Pedro Almodovar MP3

    The Spanish filmmaker visits Alt.Latino for a conversation about art, life and music that moves him.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • Viking's Choice: Chelsea Wolfe Is Just Dancing In The Dark MP3

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but Goth kids like to dance, too. With "The Warden," the surreal singer-songwriter brings her foggy, mysterious sound into the club.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • Mike Dean On Working With Selena, Scarface And Kanye MP3

    The producer and engineer helped create the Dirty South sound in the early '90s, and now, he says, "Me and Kanye are like a band."» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • Chico Mann: Plastic Keys, Blinking Lights And Burbling Beats MP3

    The musician born Marcos Garcia was known for years as a member of the Afrobeat ensemble Antibalas — but one day, he began tinkering with his daughter's Casio keyboard. On the new Magical Thinking, he uses a host of electronic playthings to craft West African, Latin and 1980s "boogie" rhythms.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • Gospel Legend Mavis Staples Comes 'Full Circle' MP3

    The gospel legend, whose new album is titled One True Vine, has a career spanning more than 60 years. She says of the record, made in collaboration with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, "I've gone from the strictly gospel to folk to country, and here I am right back at home where I began."» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • Laura Mvula On World Cafe MP3

    The inventive British singer blends pop, jazz and soul on her full-length debut, Sing to the Moon.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • 'My Ellington': A Pianist Gives Duke Her Personal Touch MP3

    As a Japanese expatriate in Berlin, jazz pianist Aki Takase has an outsider's perspective on jazz and insider wisdom that comes from careful study. Her new album of Duke Ellington tunes reflects influences such as Thelonious Monk and Arnold Schoenberg, as well.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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    26.06.2013

  • Episode 468: Kid Rock Vs. The Scalpers MP3

    On today's show, we talk to Kid Rock about how he's trying to cut scalpers out of the business — and still sell cheap tickets to his shows.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

    25.06.2013

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    25.06.2013

  • For Mavis Staples, 'One True Vine' Brings Together Kindred Spirits MP3

    Produced by Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, the soul singer's new album follows a narrative arc of struggle, acceptance and salvation. Tweedy's arrangements leave room for Staples' full range of vocal expression, from an R&B growl to gospel fervor.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of 2012 (So Far) MP3

    The NPR Music team presents its 25 favorite albums from the first half of 2012. Highlights include records by rockers Jack White and Sharon Van Etten, pianists Jeremy Denk and Vijay Iyer and debuts from Alabama Shakes and Exitmusic.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • Michael Nesmith On World Cafe MP3

    Best known as the tall, hat-wearing Monkee, Nesmith discusses a few of his own popular songs.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • A First Lady No Longer, Carla Bruni Returns To Music MP3

    The Italian-born songwriter and fashion model discusses her new album, Little French Songs, and why her husband — former French President Nicolas Sarkozy — is a tricky subject for songwriting.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • New Music: Sigur Rós, Zola Jesus, Jon Hopkins, Ebony Bones, More MP3

    Host Bob Boilen welcomes summer with a set of languid songs, including a Guggenheim Museum commission and a 1980s synth-pop classic re-imagined for minimalist piano. Meanhwile, co-host Robin Hilton gets loud with Drug Church and Ebony Bones.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • Bobby 'Blue' Bland On Mountain Stage MP3

    The revered blues singer, one of the genre's true game-changers, died June 23 at age 83. Hear Bland perform a medley of his hits during an appearance on Mountain Stage in May 2003.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • Sigur Ros Navigates Unknown Terrain On 'Kveikur' MP3

    Sigur Ros delights in shifting the listener's perspective — even its anthems elude the conventional rock plod. With Kveikur, the band's majestic (if usually mellow) vistas and naturescapes acquire a distinctly harsh edge.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • Questlove's Roots: A 'Meta' Memoir Of A Lifetime In Music MP3

    Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, the co-founder of and drummer for the hip-hop band The Roots, has been a musician since he was a teen. In Mo' Meta Blues, he explains how his musician father groomed him for a life in show business from an early age.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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  • Remembering The Multidimensional Music Of Bobby 'Blue' Bland MP3

    Bland's music is the kind that can school anyone about the incomprehensible depths of love, the importance of dignity and the promise of the kind of good life that really might be within reach.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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