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Because It's Never Too Soon To Survey The Year In Jazz, 5 Songs For 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

It may seem as if jazz recordings have slowed to a flurry, but it's more like a blizzard, with dozens already coming down in the new year. Hear highlights from a few albums worth shoveling out, by Archie Shepp, Edward Simon, James Brandon Lewis and more.

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Song Exploder

Baths - Miasma Sky

Friday, February 14, 2014

Will Wiesenfeld of Baths breaks down his song Miasma Sky, which came out last year on his highly-praised sophomore album Obsidian. Will talks about using the computer to intentionally destroy sounds, trying to find a balance in his music between...

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New Sounds

Love Songs from Around the World

Friday, February 14, 2014

Want a playlist for romance, curated by the whole globe? Here's an hour of lovely songs in Spanish, Portuguese, Cajun-French, Hebrew, Bengali, and multi-level Iranian love/devotional poetry. You're welcome.

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Studio 360

Skating in Sochi: Music Gets Low Scores

Friday, February 14, 2014

As the Olympic figure skaters in Sochi push the boundaries of what’s physically possible on ice, the music they use in competition remains stuck in a deep rut: a narrow band of Romantic chestnuts, with the occasional John Williams score and orchestrated rock medley ...

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Studio 360

Beatles or Bieber?

Friday, February 14, 2014

They screamed for Sinatra, they screamed for Elvis. But the scream that erupted when the Beatles came to America and went on The Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964 was like no scream before it, heralding the dawn of the youth culture frenzy we think of as the 60s. In Justin Bieber’s Believe ...

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Soundcheck

Elizabeth And The Catapult: Sophisticated And Whimsical Chamber Pop

Friday, February 14, 2014

Since Elizabeth and the Catapult's 2010 album, The Other Side Of Zero, frontwoman Elizabeth Ziman stepped away from it all: She took up the guitar, busked in the subways, played drums with Kishi Bashi, and wrote music for films. But now, Ziman has reunited with her old bandmates for a new record, Like It Never Happened. Hear the band play its new songs in the Soundcheck studio.

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The Most Romantic Songs Ever: Your Picks

Friday, February 14, 2014

John Schaefer listens to some of our favorite nominations in our "Most Romantic Song Ever" project.

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Gig Alert: Federico Aubele

Friday, February 14, 2014

Argentine styles fuse tonight at Joe's Pub this Valentine's night. Download the track 'Laberinto del Ayer.'

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Studio 360

St. Vincent’s Art Pop & Meditating on Middlemarch

Friday, February 14, 2014

The powerhouse guitarist Annie Clark, also known as St. Vincent, calls her music a cross between pop and “lunatic fringe.” She tells Kurt Andersen how David Byrne and metal heroes Pantera inspired her new album. The author Rebecca Mead makes the case for George Eliot's Middlemarch as the greatest novel ...

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Soundcheck

The 12 Most Romantic Songs Ever... Maybe

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Soundcheck challenged listeners to make a case for The Most Romantic Song Ever. Soundcheck host John Schaefer wades through the results and presents a crowd-sourced playlist.
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St. Paul And The Broken Bones On World Cafe

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Birmingham, Ala., soul band is led by Paul Janeway, who grew up singing gospel, and was even groomed to be a preacher. But the soul music he loved kept calling. For years, it didn't entirely click, until he got in the studio with bassist Jesse Phillips.

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Soundcheck

From Russia With Soundcheck: A Guide To Siberian Punk

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Record collector, music producer, and authority on Soviet punk rock Bryan Swirsky joins host John Schaefer for another look at Russian culture and music during the winter Olympic games.

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Sex, Drugs And Wandering Batons: Classical Musicians (Finally) Get Some Screen Time

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A new TV pilot (Mozart in the Jungle) and released film (Grand Piano) attempt to pull the curtain back on the inner and outer lives of classical musicians. But maybe the most important achievement in both cases is to show that these players actually have lives offstage.

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Angela Meade's Top 5 Bel Canto Operas

Thursday, February 13, 2014

WQXR
Soprano Angela Meade has been noted for the ease with which she conquers coloratura vocal flourishes and trills. In this video, she reveals her five favorite bel canto arias.

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KCRW Presents: Future Islands

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Watch the synth-powered Baltimore rock band perform "Seasons (Waiting on You)" for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic earlier this month, with the aid of new drummer Mike Lowry.

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Kenny Barron And Dave Holland On JazzSet

Thursday, February 13, 2014

JazzSet celebrates the 70th birthday of NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron with new duets featuring bassist Dave Holland at the Kennedy Center's Family Theater. Plus, hear a solo Barron set from the Caramoor Jazz Festival.

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Cradle Of Black Pride: Haiti, Dominican Republic And The Music In Between

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Alt.Latino continues its Black History Month coverage by exploring the nations' complicated history.

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Operavore

Valentine's Week Highlights on Operavore

Thursday, February 13, 2014

WQXR

To celebrate Valentines Day, this week we're showcasing a series of full operas on the Operavore stream.

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Afro Latino Music: Reimagining Songs Rooted In The Slave Trade

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Afro Latino music is on the rise in Latin America. The music has roots in the slave trade, but artists are putting a modern spin on old songs. Host Michel Martin hears more from AltLatino's Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd.

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Studio 360

Ghetto Brothers: Latin Garage Rock

Thursday, February 13, 2014

In the 1960s, a group of guys in the Bronx were inspired by the Black Panthers and Puerto Rican nationalism to organize. They were called the Ghetto Brothers, and when they weren't playing music, they were operating as a gang under the same name. Benjy Melendez was a teenager ...

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