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Mose Allison On Piano Jazz

Friday, April 05, 2013

Influential vocalist and pianist Mose Allison joins Piano Jazz host Marian McPartland for a set of originals and a few favorite tunes by Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael and more.

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Justin Timberlake And The AC/DC Rule

Friday, April 05, 2013

A lesson from the career of the Australian classic rockers explains why the pop star's newest album, which hasn't generated glowing reviews or massive radio hits, still had an explosive opening sales week.

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Cayucas Spins A Twinkly Summer Daydream

Friday, April 05, 2013

Zach Yudin is one of those brainy, studio-savvy musicians who can get a sound out of any instrument he picks up. On his debut as Cayucas, he indulges summer nostalgia from a healthy distance. Hear "A Summer Thing."

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Ivan & Alyosha: NPR Front Row

Friday, April 05, 2013

The Seattle natives in Ivan & Alyosha possess cool charisma and an infectious sound that won over listeners at 2013's South By Southwest music festival. Watch their performance of "Be Your Man" live from TenOak in Austin, Texas.

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Soundcheck

The Songs Of The Parents Shall Be Visited Upon The Children

Friday, April 05, 2013

Contributor Faith Salie finds out the truth about the music she listened to as a kid.

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The Greene Space

Listen in: Battle of the Boroughs Bronx

Friday, April 05, 2013

LISTEN IN! 
Battle of the Boroughs - it's all about the sound. 

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The Greene Space

Battle of the Boroughs 2013: The Bronx

Friday, April 05, 2013

Be a part of making someone's dream come true tonight! Twelve bands compete, but only one can go on to represent the Bronx in the Ultimate Battle on June 21. 

Which of the bands made it on to the finals? Find out here. Don't forget to VOTE for who you want to see back on The Greene Space stage representing the Bronx. Voting closes Sunday, April 14 at 11:59pm ET. The winner will be announced Monday, April 15 at 12pm ET.

Experience all of the music from the Bronx 2013 show below:

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Soundcheck

Ryan Bingham Steps Out, In The Studio

Friday, April 05, 2013

Following the success of Crazy Heart, the Oscar-winning country songwriter Ryan Bingham turns to hard-luck America on his latest album, Tomorrowland. Watch him deliver an emotional and intimate solo performance in the Soundcheck studio.

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Studio 360

Want to Sell Your Mp3s? Tell It to the Judge

Friday, April 05, 2013

This week, two different federal courts delivered important and seemingly contradictory decisions about the way we consume digital entertainment. One case involves ReDigi, a platform that lets you resell digital songs you bought from iTunes but decide you don’t want any more.

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Studio 360

Remixing Spring

Friday, April 05, 2013

Several weeks ago we gave you a challenge: using a dozen bird songs recorded by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, we asked you to create an original musical composition on the theme of Spring. We received more than 100 compositions, ranging from classical to electronica ...

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New Sounds

Music from Sub-Saharan Africa

Friday, April 05, 2013

Listen to music from Niger, Mali, Senegal and Uganda on this New Sounds program.  Hear selections from “Delicious Peace,” a new collection of songs by the Peace Kawomera (“Delicious Peace”) interfaith fair trade coffee farmers from Uganda.  The songs, each sung in the regional language, are about the economic benefits of growing coffee, to the importance of peace among different regions, encouraging neighbors to join the cooperative and teaching methods for producing higher quality coffee. Rather than being harvest songs, these are performed at community gatherings, at meetings of the cooperative, and at wedding receptions of members.  Enjoy “Get Up and Grow Coffee!” as a free download on our blog

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John Denver’s Legacy; Academy Award-Winning Songwriter Ryan Bingham

Friday, April 05, 2013

In This Episode: Ryan Bingham won an Oscar, a Grammy and a Golden Globe for “The Weary Kind,” a song he wrote with T-Bone Burnett for the 2009 film Crazy Heart (starring Jeff Bridges as a country music burnout). Bingham returns to our studio to play songs from his latest album, Tomorrowland.

Plus: Best known for easy listening hits of the 1970s like “Take Me Home, Country Roads” and “Rocky Mountain High,” the late John Denver is the subject of a new tribute CD called The Music Is You. On it, a new generation of artists pay him tribute, including Jim James of My Morning Jacket and Sharon Van Etten. 

And: a Pick Three from WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon.

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Gig Alert: Wadada Leo Smith & Angelica Sanchez

Friday, April 05, 2013

Trumpet player Wadada Leo Smith and pianist Angelica Sanchez play Greenwich House Saturday night. Download “Don Cherry's Electric Sonic Garden.”

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Studio 360

Raul y Mexia: The Sound of Latino America

Friday, April 05, 2013

Mexican-American rapper Mexia Hernández says he wants to be the voice of first-generation Latinos born in the United States. That's bold, but Hernández isn't some nobody: his father is Hernán Hernández, frontman of the legendary norteño band Los Tigres Del Norte ...

Bonus Track: "Solo Para Ti"

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New Year's Resolution: The Repertoire

Friday, April 05, 2013

As 2012 drew to a close, Studio 360 listener Michael Relland resolved to perform his first public cello recital in 2013. In January, we set out to make sure he got it done, and this week, we checked in to see how the preparations are coming. Michael, a Phoenix-area music teacher ...

Slideshow: Michael's Photo Journal

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Soundcheck

New Rite of Spring From 'Studio 360'

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Spring is officially here, but for one of our sister programs at WNYC, the season started a little early this year. Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen recently embarked on a listener challenge called “Remixing Spring.” Before the show announces the winner this weekend, Andersen joins Soundcheck in the studio to name his short list of entries.

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First Watch: Lord Huron, 'Lonesome Dreams'

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Think of Lord Huron as a complex imaginary world, with invented characters and interlocking stories, as much as a band that makes charming rock songs.

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Rolling Stones To Return To Hyde Park After 44 Years

Thursday, April 04, 2013

The Stones' 1969 concert at the park drew 250,000 people and was tinged with sorrow, coming just two days after the death of founding member Brian Jones. Just before performing, Mick Jagger silenced the crowd for a remembrance of Jones.

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Blaudzun: NPR Front Row

Thursday, April 04, 2013

The rock band Blaudzun made the trip from its home in the Netherlands to Austin, Texas, for the 2013 South by Southwest music festival. There, the group introduced its jubilantly beautiful songs to a new audience, highlighted by this performance of "Elephants."

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Song Premiere: Emily Wells, 'Los Angeles'

Thursday, April 04, 2013

The singer and violinist Emily Wells is originally from Amarillo, Texas, but has since relocated to Los Angeles. On her latest album, Mama Acoustic Recordings, she sings a heartbreaking song about her new home and the people she loves there.

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