Jazz & Blues

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January 23, 2015 | NPR · The vibraphonist performs a set of tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Duke Ellington and others.
 

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January 14, 2015 | NPR · The bassist, host of NPR’s new program Jazz Night In America, talks to Audie Cornish about two exciting new jazz records, as well as two birthdays he says he can’t wait to celebrate.
 

Karen Michel
December 31, 2014 | NPR · At 84, the acclaimed jazz pianist is still recording and touring. Among his many achievements is one that often eludes even the most beloved jazz artists: mainstream popularity.
 

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December 27, 2014 | NPR · McNeil suffered from a neural disorder that prevented him from performing for decades at a time. But thanks to a medical study, he’s regained enough coordination to form a new band, called Hush Point.
 

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December 7, 2014 | NPR · Half a century ago, the saxophonist and his band stepped into the studio to lay down the tracks of what would become his most important statement: The “love supreme” in the title refers to God’s love.
 

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November 30, 2014 | NPR · Singer Sheila Jordan, who leaped to fame in George Russell’s version of “You Are My Sunshine,” recalls her dirt-poor childhood and the thrill of hearing Charlie Parker play through a club’s back door.
 

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November 25, 2014 | NPR · Jimmy Greene’s new album is dedicated to his daughter, one of the 20 children killed in the elementary school shooting. “She showed love,” he says, “to everybody she came in contact with.”
 

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November 15, 2014 | NPR · Famed film director Melvin Van Peebles joined the band The Heliocentrics to create music inspired by the sounds and signals of deep space exploration.
 

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November 2, 2014 | NPR · To understand what it means to be Puerto Rican in the U.S., saxophonist Miguel Zenón spoke with friends and fellow musicians who share his split identity — and put their stories into his music.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · The mockingbird is known for latching on to sounds and repeating them. But in the case of a certain four-note phrase New Orleans musicians use to communicate, the bird may be the original artist.
 

 

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News

January 29, 2015 | NPR · The latest wave of measles cases and potential infections is in Arizona, where 1,000 people may have been exposed to measles from seven people confirmed to have been infected.
 

World Health Organization
January 29, 2015 | NPR · Only 99 Ebola cases were reported worldwide last week. That’s the lowest weekly count since June. But getting down to zero cases is still a long way off.
 

January 29, 2015 | NPR · In newspapers, magazines and novels, the “female husband” was a person of great interest.
 

Arts & Life

January 29, 2015 | NPR · In Natalie Babbitt’s celebrated classic, a young girl stumbles upon a secret spring and the family the spring has given eternal life to. Babbitt says she wrote the book to help kids understand death.
 

NPR
January 29, 2015 | NPR · The Icehotel in Sweden, built in winter and vanishing in spring, is the original hotel carved from snow and ice bricks. It’s also an art project; sculptors compete for the chance to carve out rooms.
 

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · After six seasons, the final episode airs tonight. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show is a rare gem; a family drama centered on the small, emotional moments between relatives.
 

Music

Mountain Stage
January 29, 2015 | NPR · The band draws on the rich traditions of American folk music while still sounding modern.
 

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · January’s roundup features music from Panda Bear, Father John Misty, Waxahatchee and more.
 

Denny Renshaw
January 29, 2015 | NPR · This week in our Throwback Thursday we share a favorite memory: the day we first heard Sufjan Stevens.
 

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