Concerts @ NPR Music

WBGO
January 28, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The supergroup of contemporary Blue Note Records artists — names like Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke and Ambrose Akinmusire — gather together for a program of originals and Blue Note classics.
 

WGBH
January 27, 2015 | WGBH · “Still Trying” reflects on struggling with alcoholism and losing the battle with one’s own will. Rateliff performs the song live at Brighton Music Hall in Boston.
 

Courtesy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
January 26, 2015 | WQXR · Hear the CSO and its charismatic conductor Riccardo Muti in a program showing the muscle and subtlety of the of orchestra in music by Scriabin, Debussy and Mendelssohn.
 

John Rogers for NPR
January 22, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The monstrously talented and astoundingly prolific tenor saxophonist returned to New York this winter to present a four-clarinet summit and a new trio with Geri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington.
 

Getty Images for The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
January 15, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · A half century ago, a small but important label recorded Miles, Trane, Sonny and Monk. A trio led by the rising star drummer Jamison Ross takes on classics from the Prestige catalog.
 

Courtesy of the artist
January 15, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · One comes from a line of New Orleans piano geniuses. Another comes from New York’s downtown scene. They bonded over old jazz, and together, inject modern twists into early repertoire.
 

Courtesy of the artist
January 8, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · In a live tribute at the 92nd Street Y in New York, the late pianist and host of NPR’s Piano Jazz is saluted by a diverse cast of musical friends on the date of what would have been her 96th birthday.
 

opbmusic
January 7, 2015 | opbmusic · Olsen showcases her impressively agile voice before an enthralled audience at the Pickathon 2014 Woods Stage. Watch her perform “Stars.”
 

January 1, 2015 | WBGO · With its newest album, the swing revivalists honor a clear pioneer to their dance-friendly approach: Bandleader Cab Calloway. Lead singer Scotty Morris leads the band from Walt Disney Concert Hall.
 

Jazz at Lincoln Center
January 1, 2015 | WBGO · By necessity, the early jazz pioneers knew how to make music for revelers. So it made sense that Marsalis put the tunes of Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver on the bill for this New Year’s Eve bash.
 

 

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News

January 28, 2015 | NPR · Hezbollah took responsibility for the attack and Israel returned fire, in one of the most serious flare ups of a long-running confrontation.
 

iStockphoto
January 28, 2015 | NPR · It’s notoriously hard to get people to quit smoking. Pregnant women in Scotland were more apt to stop smoking if they got $600 in gift cards. But are those kinds of payments ethical?
 

Reuters/Landov
January 28, 2015 | NPR · The nine men integrated a whites-only lunch counter in Rock Hill, S.C., in 1961, and refused to pay a fine. Their “jail, no bail” strategy became a rallying cry against Jim Crow.
 

Arts & Life

January 28, 2015 | NPR · The announcement of the new Ghostbusters cast went over like … well, gangbusters.
 

AP
January 28, 2015 | NPR · If negotiations are successful, the Smithsonian would join other attractions at the site of London’s Olympic Park.
 

 Lydia Daniller
January 28, 2015 | NPR · Poet, novelist, memoirist and queer icon Michelle Tea makes a rare misstep in How To Grow Up, an essay collection that reviewer Michael Schaub calls “a well-intentioned, exasperating mess of a book.”
 

Music

OPB
January 28, 2015 | opbmusic · The band’s moody, autumnal “Arms Unknown” receives a welcome jolt of gritty electric guitar.
 

WBGO
January 28, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The supergroup of contemporary Blue Note Records artists — names like Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke and Ambrose Akinmusire — gather together for a program of originals and Blue Note classics.
 

Alejandro Reinoso for NPR
January 28, 2015 | NPR · In South America, left-wing governments hostile to the U.S. are tossing out diplomats or shunning them entirely. In Ecuador, U.S. Ambassador Adam Namm is using music to do something about it.
 

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