Brian Blade

Studio 360

Aha Moment: Brian Blade and Joni Mitchell

Friday, August 12, 2011

Brian Blade is a drummer's drummer. He's played with Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Norah Jones, and Bob Dylan. He also leads his own ensemble, The Fellowship Band. Growing up in Shreveport, Louisiana, Blade was raised on gospel, soul, and funk. But when he when he was 16 ...

Bonus Track: “The Dawntreader”

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New Sounds

Ambient Post-Rock

Sunday, June 05, 2011

For this New Sounds, there's ambient post-rock music from Jon Hopkins, a Scottish musician who writes and performs his own melody-led electronica. There's also music from the German pianist/composer Max Richter, along with something from Ludovico Einaudi's trio, Whitetree.  Plus, music by the instrument-driven Chicago post-rockers Tortoise, songs from drummer/composer Brian Blade, and more.