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New Sounds

All Acoustic

Friday, February 06, 2015

Hear all-acoustic music, including works from Colin Jacobsen & the Silk Road Ensemble, violinist Hilary Hahn, and percussive baritone uke creations by guitarist Kevin Hufnagel.

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New Sounds

All Acoustic

Friday, October 11, 2013

It’s an all-acoustic program of music on this New Sounds, including music from Colin Jacobsen & the Silk Road Ensemble, violinist Hilary Hahn, and guitarist Kevin Hufnagel. If Hufnagel’s name sounds familiar, it could be because we heard from his ambient record “Transparencies” previously on New Sounds, or perhaps more likely, it is because of his work as a guitarist in Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, and Vaura, (largely metal outfits) among others. But on his latest release, “Ashland,” he has made a record of captivating and thoughtful instrumental miniatures built around the baritone ukulele, both prepared (with wooden file, hair elastic and sewing needle in the strings - nod to John Cage) and unaltered. 

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Gig Alert: Jake Shimabukuro

Friday, November 30, 2012

Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro brings his four-string skills to the NYU Skirball Center on Friday night. Download his song "Island Fever Blues."

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GIg Alert: Zee Avi

Monday, September 26, 2011

Zee Avi, the 25-year old Malaysian singer-songwriter, plays her lovely ukulele songs at the Highline Ballroom on Monday. Download her new "Swell Window" here.

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Gig Alert: tUnE-yArDs

Monday, September 19, 2011

Indie favorite tUnE-yArDs hits Le Poisson Rouge on Monday. Download a free track from her new album w h o k i l l here.

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Studio 360

The Summer of the Ukulele

Friday, July 01, 2011

From the Japanese duo U900 to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, to pop acts like Amanda Palmer and Zee Avi, to the irreproachably cool tUnE-yArDs, you can barely avoid musicians trying out a tiny new axe these days. The trend may have reached...

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In Studio: Jake Shimabukuro

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hailing from Hawaii, ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro entered the public eye with an improbable 2006 viral video hit: a masterful rendition of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," for solo ukulele (below). With just four strings and a two-octave range, Shimabukuro picks out melodies and accompaniments all at once, redefining the possibilities of the instrument. Jake joins us in studio today to talk to us about the resurgence of the ukulele and play us some tunes from his new release, Peace Love Ukulele.

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Gig Alert: Jake Shimabukuru

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuru manages to play melodies, harmonies and bass parts on his tiny instrument all at once. Download "143 (Kelly’s Song)" and watch his uke-version of George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

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The Mighty Little Uke

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The tiny ukulele is a big hit - again.

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Studio 360

Kidding Around

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Last week, singer-songwriter Zee Avi brought her ukulele by the studio. From what we’ve been hearing from listeners, she has a bunch of new fans since the broadcast – including me.

Hearing her play the uke took me back. I can picture the one we had lying around ...

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Studio 360

Ukulele

Saturday, December 31, 2005

You've probably never heard the tiny Hawaiian guitar like this before. Herb Ohta and Lyle Ritz talk about working together on their album, A Night of Ukelele Jazz: Live at McCabe's. Produced by Steve Nelson.

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Studio 360

Ukulele Concert

Saturday, June 08, 2002

Ukuleleist Herb Ohta has recorded more than 60 albums. His most recent is a collaboration with Lyle Ritz. The new release is being touted as the first-ever live jazz ukulele CD.  

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