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Marlon Bishop

WNYC Culture Producer

Marlon Bishop appears in the following:

Gig Alert: Dan Tepfer Trio

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dan Tepfer is one of the pioneering, young jazz pianists reinventing "jazz as we know it." Catch his trio's CD release party at The Jazz Standard tonight, and download his "All I Heard Was Nothing" here.

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Gig Alert: Kagero

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kagero brings its Japanese Gypsy Rock to Local 269 tonight. Download the band's rolicking "2 + 1 is Almost 5" here.

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Gig Alert: Spectral Scriabin

Monday, October 25, 2010

In 1915, Russian composer Alexander Scriabin wrote a part for a clavier à lumières, a “color organ” that projected colors onto the stage. Download this Scriabin track, from a previous recording of Andjaparidze doing Scriabin.

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Gig Alert: Jake Shimabukuru

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuru manages to play melodies, harmonies and bass parts on his tiny instrument all at once. Download "143 (Kelly’s Song)" and watch his uke-version of George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

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Gig Alert: Freddie Gibbs

Friday, October 22, 2010

Rejecting hook-heavy club rap, Freddie Gibbs is single-handedly bearing the standard for Midwestern rap with impressive lyrical dexterity. Download an edited version of his "National Anthem" here.

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Gig Alert: Calibro 35

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Calibro 35, the instrumental funk band dedicated to reimagining swaggering soundtracks from '70s-era Italian gangster films, plays a Nublu CMJ showcase tonight. Download the band's "Calling All Units to Broccolino" here.

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Art Deaccessioning: Right or Wrong?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

This week, sanctions were lifted from the National Academy Museum, which got in trouble two years ago for selling off artworks from its collection to pay bills. Learn how the experts are weighing in on the practice of deaccessioning.

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Gig Alert: Dark, Dark, Dark

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Accordion (and banjo) wielding Dark Dark Dark, based in Minneapolis, brings its "chamber-folk" to the CMJ Music Marathon tonight. Download the band's earnestly executed, lovelorn "Daydreaming" here.

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Gig Alert: Stew and Heidi Rodewald

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stew and Heidi Rodewald, masters of rock-musical songwriting, present a song-cycle all about Brooklyn. Download the duo's "Love Like That," from Stew and Heidi's first hit musical Passing Strange.

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Gig Alert: Dominique Young Unique

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dominique Young Unique, the 18-year-old rap sensation from Tampa, plays a CMJ opening night party at Webster Hall this evening. Download her "Hot Girl," chock full of rapid-fire raps and high-flying synths.

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Gig Alert: Francis and the Lights

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

On the opening night of the CMJ Music Marathon, buzzier-than-thou Francis and the Lights brings its synth-laden disco-funk to Webster Hall. Download the band's terminally chill "For Days."

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Gig Alert: Sarah Kirkland Snider’s “Penelope,” feat. Shara Worden

Monday, October 18, 2010

Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider has serves up a dreamy song cycle for the indie rock generation with "Penelope." Download "This is What You're Like" here.

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Gig Alerts: Stile Antico

Friday, October 15, 2010

Stile Antico is a young early music choral group from Britain that sings spellbinding motets and madrigals from the Tudor era. Download the group's rendition of Byrd's "Ecce Virgo Concipet" here.

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Gig Alert: Avishai Cohen

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bassist and bandleader Avishai Cohen plays his world music-inflected contemporary jazz at the Winter Garden tonight. Download his "Alon Basela" here.

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Gig Alert: Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Indian-American saxophone hotshot Rudresh Mahanthappa teams up with octogenarian master Bunky Green for four straight nights at the Jazz Standard. Download the duo's "Summit" here.

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Gig Alert: Tom Tom Club

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tom Tom Club is the side project of Talking Heads members Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, who accidently changed hip-hop and R&B history with "Genius of Love," a funky pop cut that has been sampled countless times. Catch this legendary group tonight at Santos Party House, and download this zany remix of the track.

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New Mickey Mantle Biography Sheds Light (and Casts Shadows) on Yankee Star

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

There's a new book out on one of the city's favorite Bronx Bombers: "The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood," by Jane Leavy.

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Gig Alert: The Thirteenth Assembly

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum's contemporary jazz supergroup the Thirteenth Assembly plays the Issue Project Room Tonight. Download the group's playful "Chantal" here.

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Gig Alert: Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The 13-piece Spanish Harlem Orchestra, led by veteran arranger Oscar Hernández is one of the last hometown groups that keeps New York dancers twirling to classic salsa dura sounds. Catch the group's album release party at SOBs tonight, and download its “La Fiesta Empezó" here.

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Gig Alert: Nat Baldwin

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Dirty Projectors bassist Nat Baldwin turns experimental musical ideas into sweet sounding pop music, armed with his bowed double bass and cooing voice. Download his "Lifted" here.

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