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Brushy One String: globalFEST 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A YouTube sensation whose song "Chicken in the Corn" has received more than four million views, Jamaica's Brushy One String has captured listeners' imaginations with his stripped-down style, as he uses his rich baritone to accompany a beat-up, single-stringed acoustic guitar.

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New Sounds

All Fours

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Listen to music for quartets, but not the usual two violins, viola, and cello. Rather, the guiding principle will be four musicians, playing everything from marimba to mandolin.

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The Brothers Balliett

Just Because It's Tonal Doesn't Mean It's Bad

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Listeners, there will come a time when you meet a composer or new music enthusiast with a little bit of attitude – an attitude that suggests that the spiky, abrasive, modernist language that we all know and love is the only true lingua franca of new music, and that those who write tonal music do so naively, without considering the weight of history that tonal music carries. (Consider Alex Temple's recent discussion of this topic on New Music Box)

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Fishko Files

William Bolcom

Thursday, January 16, 2014

For this Fishko Files episode, WNYC’s Sara Fishko interviewed William Bolcom, the genre-mixing, music-loving, composer-quoting writer of all kinds of musical works.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Thomas Adès, Mozart and Mendelssohn

Thursday, January 16, 2014

David Zinman leads the New York Philharmonic in Thomas Adès's Three Studies from Couperin, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 18 with Richard Goode as soloist, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, "Scottish."

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Song Travels

Song Travels presents Johnny Mandel

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Legendary composer and arranger Johnny Mandel started out working in the Big Bands of Joe Venuti, Buddy Rich, and Jimmy Dorsey, and later worked as an arranger for Count Basie. Mandel’s resume includes film and television classics such as “Suicide is Painless” (the M*A*S*H* theme) and “The Shadow of Your Smile” from The Sandpiper. The five-time Grammy winner sits down with Feinstein to discuss his lifetime in the industry, writing for screens large and small.

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Soundcheck

Hear: Jim Campilongo, Live On Soundcheck

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Hear guitarist and composer Jim Campilongo perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

A Super Bowl Halftime History Lesson; Guitarist Jim Campilongo Plays Live

Thursday, January 16, 2014

In this episode: Before the Super Bowl comes to New Jersey in a couple of weeks, Soundcheck looks back at the history of the Super Bowl halftime show with Ricky Kirshner, the executive producer of this year's halftime show featuring Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Then, Grantland’s Amos Barshad walks us down memory lane about how the Super Bowl halftime show went from being a marching band showcase to an Up With People bonanza to a full-on, no-expenses-spared pop concert -- with the occasional controversy thrown in for good measure.

Plus: The well-traveled New York guitarist Jim Campilongo and his trio perform in the Soundcheck studio, including one song from his new album, Dream Dictionary.

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Paul Williams Gets Musicians Paid At ASCAP, And Inspires Daft Punk

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The current President and Chairmen of ASCAP is singer, songwriter, and actor Paul Williams -- best known for writing “The Rainbow Connection,” from The Muppet Movie and starring in the film Smokey and the Bandit. He even worked with Daft Punk on their most recent album. Williams talks about his long career in show biz and his dual roles of making music and protecting the rights of musicians like himself. 

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Soundcheck

Watch: Charles Bradley, Live On Soundcheck

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Watch soul singer Charles Bradley perform songs from Victim Of Love with his band in the Soundcheck studio.

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Bear's Den On World Cafe

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The British folk trio Bear's Den (Joey Haynes, Andrew Davie and Kev Jones) has put out a string of EPs in the U.K., the latest being Agape, for the label owned by Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett. Hear the rich harmonies and warm vibe of Bear's Den in this session for World Cafe.

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A Long Road To 'High Hopes': An Interview With Bruce Springsteen

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

In a one-hour-plus interview with NPR Music's Ann Powers, The Boss talks about his latest album, says the current version of the E Street Band is "the best it's ever been" and shares lessons he learned from his musical heroes as well as playlists full of new music.

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The Jonathan Channel

How to Listen to The Jonathan Channel

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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Strike Up The Band! Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Ends

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

After 15 months, management and the musicians have agreed on a contract that will settle their dispute. The performers agreed to pay cuts and to pay more of their health care expenses. Management did not get concessions that were as large as they first sought.

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Starlito And Don Trip: Writers First, Rappers Second

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Tennessee musicians on where they come from, their definition of trap music and relationships, both working and romantic.

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Song Exploder

The Album Leaf - The Outer Banks

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Jimmy LaValle of The Album Leaf takes apart The Outer Banks, a song he recorded in Iceland with members of Sigur Ros accompanying him. He reveals how the melody of the song was made from a glockenspiel, violin, and Moog synthesizer; and he talks about...

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Soundcheck

Auction Your Song Royalties, Become A Chef?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Some songwriters have chosen to fund new creative endeavors by selling portions of their royalty streams from past hits. Soundcheck host John Schaefer talks to the co-founder of The Royalty Exchange, Wilson Owens, about his site that lets investors bid on royalties.

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Fresh Air

The Soul Singer Who Never Quite Made It

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

There was a time when people in the know in Memphis described James Govan as Otis Redding's natural successor. A new compilation collects some of his unreleased recordings.

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New Sounds

With Cellist Maya Beiser

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

There’s a new collaborative album of music by Michael Harrison for cellist Maya Beiser, called “Time Loops,” and for this New Sounds, the innovative cellist joins us in the studio to present selections from the record.  “Michael’s music is perfect for our times,” states Maya Beiser. “It’s architectural and precise, yet exhilarating and beautiful. It draws on music from ancient Greece and the Renaissance, Indian ragas and minimalism.” That, and more.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Studio Session with Bella Hristova

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Young Artists Showcase host Bob Sherman first introduced violinist Bella Hristova on the show as a scholarship winner from Salon de Virtuosi. This past May, she was featured on the Young Artists Showcase as the most recent recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant.

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