Concerts @ NPR Music

NPR
May 4, 2015 | NPR · Fueled by a dozen years of rhythmic interaction (and a lot of espresso), Iyer’s working band transforms selections from throughout the pianist’s deep and varied catalog.
 

NPR
May 1, 2015 | NPR · See a singer called “the Sinatra of flamenco,” a musical game changer whose expressive style draws on jazz and a range of other genres.
 

WGBH
April 29, 2015 | WGBH · The venturesome band takes you on a journey with a three-part song performed at Boston’s House of Blues.
 

NPR
April 29, 2015 | NPR · Performing his first new solo songs in seven years, this soft-spoken Swedish singer left an imprint at the Tiny Desk that was gentle and long lasting.
 

Courtesy of the artist
April 27, 2015 | KCRW · Watch Jim James and his band perform The Waterfall live during a special First Listen Live concert from Mack Sennett Studios in Los Angeles, presented by KCRW.
 

NPR
April 25, 2015 | NPR · An acoustic quartet from Kiev, Ukraine whose music encompasses rhythms and sounds from around the world, while remaining joyfully unique. Plus, they wear amazing hats.
 

Courtesy of the artist
April 24, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The music of the saxophonist’s three-CD, nearly three-hour work comes to life in its full glory, assisted by his long-time working band, a choir, strings and plenty of special guests.
 

Courtesy of the artist
April 24, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · Both the saxophonist and the collaborative trio are among the most celebrated and thoughtful jazz acts of the last couple decades. Their new quartet together remakes each others’ tunes.
 

Jazz at Lincoln Center
April 24, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra salutes its Scottish baritone saxophonist and elder statesman with a program of his favorite Ellingtonia and a new concerto by Wynton Marsalis.
 

Courtesy of the artist
April 24, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · 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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News

AP
May 5, 2015 | NPR · Fresh fighting around Najran comes after a nearly six-week Saudi-led air campaign against Houthi rebels. Aid agencies urge a halt to bombing Yemen’s airports so humanitarian supplies can be delivered.
 

Flickr.com
May 5, 2015 | NPR · People have been farming — and eating — a GMO for thousands of years without knowing it. Scientists have found genes from bacteria in sweet potatoes around the world. So who made the GMO?
 

May 5, 2015 | NPR · Loretta Lynch is also scheduled to meet with police, local officials, members of Congress and community groups.
 

Arts & Life

NPR
May 5, 2015 | NPR · Journalist Asne Seierstad chronicles the 2011 shooting massacre in her country in her latest book. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls the work “engrossing, important and undeniably difficult to read.”
 

W. W. Norton & Company
May 5, 2015 | NPR · Journalist Barry Estabrook wanted to know more about the animal and its journey from the farm to his plate. In a new book, he explores the dichotomies of the industry that’s raising our pork chops.
 

May 5, 2015 | NPR · British artist Brian Catling’s fiction debut, about a mysterious forest in an alternate-universe Africa, is finally in the U.S. Reviewer Jason Heller calls it an “eye-gouging, mind-bending spectacle.”
 

Music

Getty Images
May 5, 2015 | NPR · Instead of throwing a typical Cinco De Mayo party, Alt.Latino creates a new holiday to celebrate an icon who’s become a Mexican obsession on both sides of the border.
 

Courtesy of the artist
May 5, 2015 | NPR · At 14 minutes, “Beargrass Creek” gently rocks to and fro, seeking rhythmic harmony in synths and strings.
 

Courtesy of the artist
May 5, 2015 | NPR · It’s hard to wrap your head around the amount of work it must have taken to create the new video for Son Lux’s “Change Is Everything.”
 

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