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Jazz Night In America: Wednesday Night Webcasts
2:32 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Our Point Of View At Le Poisson Rouge

Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Derrick Hodge (bass) and Marcus Strickland (saxophone) of Our Point of View.
David Tallacksen WBGO

Originally published on Wed February 4, 2015 6:27 pm

Blue Note Records celebrated its 75th anniversary last year, marking three-quarters of a century issuing music by the biggest names in jazz history. The company continues to aspire to that standard, with a contemporary roster ever on the lookout for today's movers and shakers. The supergroup Our Point Of View — the name references a 1963 Herbie Hancock album — combines six of those Blue Note artists for a program of originals and classics heard on Blue Note Records alike.

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Music
12:05 am
Fri January 16, 2015

On the Next Galactic Travels 2015-01-22

On the next Galactic Travels...
Credit Bill Fox / WDS Productions

On the next Galactic Travels, the month-long Special Focus on Neuronium continues.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be disk one from "Nocny Lot" on Neuronium Records.

The previous show's playlist (show #928) is available for your inspection.

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Music
5:51 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Interview: Todd Meredith Brings Music Legend Buddy Holly to Life on the Stage

Actor and musician Todd Meredith speaks with WDIY's Neil Hever about reprising  the role of Buddy Holly in the musical Buddy - the Buddy Holly Story which is coming to the Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem on Saturday, January 17, 2015.

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Music News
7:50 am
Sun January 11, 2015

The More, The Better: Repetition Propels Songs Up The Charts

Originally published on Thu February 12, 2015 12:37 am

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

What makes a song a hit? Is it a catchy beat, an amazing voice? Let's use this song as an example.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "SHAKE IT OFF")

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All Songs Considered
8:03 am
Sat January 10, 2015

Bob Boilen's Favorite Concert Photos Of 2014

Ty Segall on stage at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
Bob Boilen NPR

I go to so many shows, and for years I've been taking photos with my phone and posting them on my Instagram account @tinydesk. But a few months into 2014 I bought one of those tiny little mirrorless cameras by Sony. Then I caught the photo bug pretty bad (or good).

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Remembrances
7:50 am
Sat January 10, 2015

An Evangelist Who Spread The Gospel Of The Accordion

Originally published on Sat January 10, 2015 11:31 am

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

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All Songs TV
3:03 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Childish Gambino, 'Sober'

Childish Gambino, aka actor, singer and rapper Donald Glover, in a scene from his new video for the song, "Sober."
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 10:04 am

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Music
12:05 am
Fri January 9, 2015

On the Next Galactic Travels 2015-01-15

On the next Galactic Travels...
Credit Bill Fox / WDS Productions

On the next Galactic Travels, the month-long Special Focus on Neuronium continues.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be "ExoSomnia" on Neuronium Records.

The previous show's playlist (show #927) is available for your inspection.

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Music News
5:01 am
Thu January 8, 2015

The Tabla Master Who Jammed With The Grateful Dead

Zakir Hussain learned from the best — his father, Allah Rakha, was a tabla legend. But Hussain's career really took off when he started working with the rock musicians he grew up admiring.
Jim McGuire Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 12:32 pm

All this week, Morning Edition is talking about drums and drummers. For the fourth installment in "Beat Week," David Greene spoke with a master of an ancient tradition who has played with some of the world's most famous musicians.


Zakir Hussain can pinpoint the beginning of his musical life. It began one day in India in 1951, when he was 2 days old.

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Jazz Night In America: Wednesday Night Webcasts
2:02 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Remembering Marian McPartland: A Celebration

Marian McPartland.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 11:39 am

As a pianist and bandleader, Marian McPartland was a decorated jazz artist, recording and performing for well over half a century. At the same time, she was one of the music's great champions, as host of NPR's Piano Jazz for 33 years.

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