Streams

 

 

Music

A Voice Of Velvet And Bronze: Carlo Bergonzi At 90

Friday, July 11, 2014

A birthday salute to a famed Italian tenor who knew how to guard his vocal resources. Not as loud or imposing as his rivals, Bergonzi sang with elegance and intensity for decades.

Comment

Morning Edition

The New Sound Of Young Nashville: 3 Country Artists To Watch

Friday, July 11, 2014

Ann Powers says Music City has never been more bohemian — and that's one reason why, alongside the glitz of mainstream country, the underground side of American roots music is booming there.

Comment

Morning Edition

Miranda Lambert And The Soft Side Of Tough

Friday, July 11, 2014

With a catalog of songs heavy on revenge, guns, cigarettes and beer, Lambert has painted herself as one of country's bad girls. Her new album, Platinum, shows a more vulnerable side.

Comment

Soundcheck

Summer '94: Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Ready To Die,' 20 Years Later

Friday, July 11, 2014

This summer marks the 20th anniversary of Brooklyn rapper Notorious B.I.G.’s landmark debut, Ready To Die. Soundcheck talks about the album and Big’s short-lived career with cultural critic Dream Hampton -- a friend and later, a producer of several documentary films about him.

Comment

Soundcheck

WNYC At 90: Miles Davis And Stan Getz Play Birdland In 1950

Friday, July 11, 2014

Soundcheck listens back to Miles Davis and Stan Getz's performance at Birdland as part of the American Music Festival in 1950, as part of WNYC's 90th anniversary. 

Comments [1]

New Sounds

New Sounds Live: The Gloaming in The Greene Space (Part 2)

Friday, July 11, 2014

From the New Sounds Live Concerts, listen to the Irish-American "Supergroup" The Gloaming, recorded at our own Jerome L. Greene Space a few weeks ago. The ensemble is made up of extraordinary musicians: gifted Irish fiddler Martin Hayes, Chicago guitarist Dennis Cahill, hardanger innovator Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Irish master singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, and New York pianist Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman). Hear more of the band's spine-tingling performance from that night, including material that is not part of their self-titled release. (Part 2 of 2)

Comments [1]

Soundcheck

Summer '94: Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Ready To Die'; MK Asante's Hip Hop Memoir; Broken Bells Play Live

Friday, July 11, 2014

In this episode: This summer marks the 20th anniversary of Brooklyn rapper Notorious B.I.G.’s debut album, Ready To DieSoundcheck talks about the album and Big’s short-lived career with cultural critic Dream Hampton, a friend and later a producer of several documentary films about him.

Then: In his memoir, Buckwriter and filmmaker MK Asante charts the story of his Philadelphia (or as he calls it, "Killadelphia") childhood, and finding an education through rap, poetry and mystical strangers.

And: Broken Bells -- the project of James Mercer of The Shins and Brian Burton (a.k.a. Danger Mouse) -- perform "Holding On For Life," a new song from their album After The Disco, plus an older favorite, in the Soundcheck studio.

Comment

Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli

50 Shades of Romance with Radio Deluxe

Friday, July 11, 2014

Saturday morning at 10AM ET, join world-renowned musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey in their deluxe Manhattan living room for two hours of conversation and exceptional music. In this episode, the couple plays a few romantic songs alongside songs about the 50 states

Comment

Soundcheck

MK Asante's Hip Hop Memoir, 'Buck'

Friday, July 11, 2014

The writer and filmmaker MK Asante has charted the history and politics of hip hoptold the story of Kwanza, and explored the power of poetry – all topics that are close to his heart. But his latest work is his most personal yet -- it’s a memoir called Buck.

Comment

Studio 360

Andrew Bird: Live from Brooklyn

Friday, July 11, 2014

Andrew Bird and the Hands of Glory play live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and he talks with bandmate Tift Merritt about how to overcome the fears that go along with being a performer.

Comments [1]

Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Juana Molina

Friday, July 11, 2014

Argentine singer Juana Molina performs at The Greene Space tonight. Get a taste with "Wed 21."

Comment

Soundcheck

A Hard Day's Night Gets New Life At 50

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Part jukebox movie, part goofy comedy, part document of Beatlemania at its, well, most manic, A Hard Day's Night is, in many ways, an extended music video capturing John, Paul, George, and Ringo as they play songs and navigate its screaming fans. Now, just in time for its 50th anniversary, fans will get a chance to see A Hard Day's Night in a new light -- it has just been restored and re-released.

Comments [3]

Soundcheck

Tiny Victories: Haunting Memories And Irresistible Peaks

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Brooklyn duo wowed us two years ago with an EP full of ghost stories and live electronic layering. Hear Tiny Victories perform songs from their latest record, Haunts.

Comment

King Khan & The Shrines On World Cafe

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The over-the-top Berlin band performs three songs that combine garage-rock, soul and psychedelia.

Comment

Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans Centennial Project On JazzSet

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hear a live performance at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival. Gretchen Parlato sings a song that Bill Evans arranged for Astrud Gilberto, while Truesdell chooses additional pieces with special meaning.

Comment

Fresh Air

Fred Hersch Knows His Trios

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fred Hersch pulls together jazz piano traditions that have little in common. Kevin Whitehead says the classic piano, bass and drums trio format suits Hersch best of all in a review of Floating.

Comment

Pattern Is Movement, 'Suckling'

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The latest video from Pattern Is Movement is up close and personal, featuring the best music this Philadephia duo has made in their 14 years together.

Comment

KCRW Presents: Sharon Van Etten

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The singer-songwriter's new album, Are We There, is full of emotive, beautiful ballads. Watch Van Etten and her band perform "Nothing Will Change" live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Comment

Christina Vantzou, 'VHS'

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Composer Christina Vantzou makes the kind of music that leaves listeners questioning reality. Her latest video unfolds in a void, where a dimly lit figure chases its own reflection.

Comment