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New York Now

Listen: World Premiere of Edward T. Cone's Symphony

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Last summer, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presented the premiere of Edward T. Cone's Symphony at Princeton University as part of a project celebrating local composers.

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New Sounds

GABI and 'Sympathy'

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

John Schaefer sits down with composer/singer GABI to discuss her striking new album Sympathy. Enter an immersive vocal world as we listen to some of her experimental songs.

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Julia Wolfe Wins Music Pulitzer For 'Anthracite Fields'

Monday, April 20, 2015

The composer is the second from the New York music collective Bang on a Can to win the award with a choral work. Her oratorio explores the lives of coal miners and their families a century ago.

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The 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Concert

Monday, April 20, 2015

In a performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carla Bley, George Coleman, Charles Lloyd and Joe Segal are recognized for their lifetimes of artistry and service to the music. Watch at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

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All Things Considered

Small South Carolina Newspaper Takes Home Top Pulitzer Prize

Monday, April 20, 2015

The winners of this year's Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, fiction, poetry, drama, music, biography, history and nonfiction were announced Monday at Columbia University in New York.

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All Things Considered

'Sound & Color' A Bold Leap Forward For Alabama Shakes

Monday, April 20, 2015

On their new album, the band's backing musicians match the intensity of lead singer Brittany Howard.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

An Exclusive Unearthed Track by Blues Legend Reverend Gary Davis

Monday, April 20, 2015

WNYC
Reverend Gary Davis, a.k.a. Blind Gary Davis, was an actual blind minister from South Carolina and one of the greatest blues musicians of all time. He recorded this song at WNYC in 1966.
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KEXP Presents: A Place To Bury Strangers

Monday, April 20, 2015

One of New York's loudest bands brings dark melodies and a wild light show to the KEXP studio.

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Sheer Mag, 'Fan The Flames'

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Philly rock band returns after last year's killer single with another that answers the question, "What if we gave this Thin Lizzy riff a disco beat?"

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Metropolis: 4/18/15

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hear Jason Bentley's latest EDM mix, featuring Gorgon City, Tame Impala, Phantogram and more.

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Jessie Ware: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 20, 2015

Ware's singing brings warmth to electronic music and a swooning quality to her own pop, so it's no surprise that her visit to the Tiny Desk was filled with casual poise and spontaneity.

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Songs We Love: Brown Bird, 'Bannermen'

Monday, April 20, 2015

In "Bannermen," the folk duo holds tight to its Eastern influences, even as it steers into rock.

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Randy Newman On Mountain Stage

Monday, April 20, 2015

The show dips into its 30-year archive to revisit the singer-songwriter's first appearance in 1999.

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World Cafe Next: Emil Friis

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Danish musician originally wrote this music for a French gangster film that didn't pan out.

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The Suffers On World Cafe

Monday, April 20, 2015

World Cafe's studio as rarely as crowded as it is during this session with the 10-piece soul band.

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Chris Washburne And The SYOTOS Band, 'Stairway To Heaven'

Monday, April 20, 2015

This clever medley superimposes one of Duke Ellington's sacred works over a Led Zeppelin classic.

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The Jonathan Channel

Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Monday, April 20, 2015

Miss Jonathan's weekend shows? No worries, we've complied his playlists & created the perfect weekend mix. Take a look to see what was played & enjoy the mix using our Spotify player. 

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Morning Edition

Jazz's 'Sound Seeker' Finds Ancient Strings From Hungary And Greece

Monday, April 20, 2015

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd has built his career on merging musical styles, places and times. For his latest album, the newly minted NEA Jazz Master worked in two old European instruments.

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Soundcheck

Celebrating 50 Years Of Musical Incompetence

Monday, April 20, 2015

As PDQ Bach celebrates his 50th anniversary, creator and composer Peter Schickele talks about how to make serious music funny, and how to take funny music seriously.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: HEEMS

Monday, April 20, 2015

New York-based MC steps out with new record 'Eat Pray Thug' at Baby's All Right. 

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