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Vijay Iyer Trio At Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Friday, April 24, 2015

A piano trio that's made an art of collective rhythmic risk-taking plays Iyer's distinctive compositions and those of his disruptive heroes, with the backdrop of an Egyptian temple.

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Akua Dixon At Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival

Friday, April 24, 2015

The multi-talented cellist leads her string ensemble in concert from the African-American neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, featuring her two children on voice and drums.

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The Jonathan Channel

Making Waves at Café Carlyle

Friday, April 24, 2015

Pianist Daniel Jobim and guitarist John Pizzarelli are a winning combination. Here is our review of their recent performance at New York City's Café Carlyle. 

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Drum Fill Friday, With Cayetana's Kelly Olsen

Friday, April 24, 2015

Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of fills handpicked by Kelly Olsen, drummer for the band Cayetana. Hear the fill (or intro) and match it to the song.

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Waka Flocka Flame Is Hiring

Friday, April 24, 2015

The rapper isn't using a headhunter. He's interviewing applicants — for the position of fulltime blunt roller — himself.

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All Songs Plus One: Why We Like The Music We Like

Friday, April 24, 2015

On this week's mini podcast: Is some music too simple — or too complicated — to enjoy?

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Stanley Cowell On Piano Jazz

Friday, April 24, 2015

The pianist performs his composition "Equipoise," plus several inventive duets with host Marian McPartland, before an NPR studio audience.

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The Takeaway

The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, April 24, 2015

The first ever video on YouTube; Amy Schumer's remarkably poignant parody of Friday Night Lights; a cute dog vine to watch over and over. Here's what's good on the web.

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KCRW Presents: Other Lives

Friday, April 24, 2015

In a studio performance, the Portland-via-Oklahoma band shows off its orchestral rock sound.

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My Brightest Diamond, 'This Is My Hand'

Friday, April 24, 2015

Watch the video for the theatrical indie-pop act My Brightest Diamond's latest single, which uses fast cuts to display what a body is made of and what it's capable of.

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Bang On A Can Riffs On John Cage

Friday, April 24, 2015

Florent Ghys' An Open Cage springs from a recording of the maverick composer reading an excerpt from his Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse).

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, April 24, 2015

Amy Schumer wins the internet this week, but Rihanna and a wonderful golden retriever named Maple came out to play, too.
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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Chamber Music and Sparring at 'Strike'!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Bach meets boxing at the legendary Gleason's Gym in DUMBO tonight.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Smugglers at Sea, Questions of Consent, and Immigrants in a New World

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the migrant crisis in Mediterranean through a new lens, we discuss a sexual consent case involving a woman with Alzheimer's, and we remember the Armenian genocide.

New Sounds

Piano Plus - Mostly

Friday, April 24, 2015

On this New Sounds program, piano music. Hear the piano in more and less traditional contexts, including a reworked version of Philip Glass's "Trilogy Sonata."

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The Jonathan Channel

Jonathan Schwartz on Paying Tribute to Billie Holiday

Thursday, April 23, 2015

This month, we have been celebrating the centennial anniversary of Billie Holiday. Jonathan Schwartz would like to say a few words....

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Latin Roots: Essential Cumbia

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Is cumbia the most essential style of Latin music? Contributor Catalina Maria Johnson explores the genre.

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Fresh Air

Dwight Yoakam's 'Second Hand Heart' Is First Class

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker says the album is one of Yoakam's most stylistically diverse.

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Judah & The Lion On World Cafe

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The three-piece folk band from Nashville plays songs live in the studio.

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Grab Your Bionic Chanclas: Alt.Latino's Mixtape For The Robot Apocalypse

Thursday, April 23, 2015

You knew this was going to happen eventually — might as well face it with a mix of great music.

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