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Listen: Alternate Take of Elliott Smith's "Punch and Judy"

Listen: Alternate Take of Elliott Smith's "Punch and Judy" | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
Throughout August, Kill Rock Stars are honoring Elliott Smith with a series of reissues and previously unreleased tracks.
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Chicago Info « Renegade Craft Fair

Chicago Info « Renegade Craft Fair | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

We’re bringing it back to our sweet home Chicago for the 10th Annual Renegade Craft Fair! Join us September 8+9, 2012 from 11am-7pm each day along Division Street in Wicker Park for the biggest + best Renegade Craft Fair of them all! We’ll have hundreds of today’s greatest indie makers along with interactive workshops, tasty local food + booze, music + more. Get ready, Chicago, it’s going to be the best RCF yet!

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Infographic: The Illustrated Life of Beck :: Paste

Beck may be a loser, baby, but we’ll always love him for it. The former high-school dropout has had quite a wild run. Check out his life, in illustrated form.
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Jazz Musician of the Day: Jack DeJohnette

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jack DeJohnette | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

Born in Chicago in this day in 1942, Jack De Johnette is widely regarded as one of jazz music\'s greatest drummers. Music appreciation flourished in De Johnette\'s family. He studied classical piano from age four until fourteen before beginning to play drums with his high school concert band.and taking private piano lessons at the Chicago conservatory of music.

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The true story behind Million Dollar Quartet

The true story behind Million Dollar Quartet | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

by Richard Ouzounian, Theatre Critic, The Star Welcome to the Sun Studio in Memphis, Tenn., on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1956: four superstars, no waiting. Fate brought Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins together ...


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Martha Wainwright announces release of new album 'Come Home To Mama'

Martha Wainwright announces release of new album 'Come Home To Mama' | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
The singer songwriter will put out her third studio LP on October 15...
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Sex Pistols to Release 35th Anniversary Box Set Reissue of Never Mind the Bollocks

Sex Pistols to Release 35th Anniversary Box Set Reissue of Never Mind the Bollocks | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
Sex Pistols will release a box set of their seminal 1977 punk record Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, in honor of its 35th anniversary, as Slicing Up Eyeballs reports. The 3xCD set, out September 24 in the UK via Universal, includes...
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Sixto Rodriguez: The builder who's bigger than Elvis

Sixto Rodriguez: The builder who's bigger than Elvis | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
It's not often that a musician comes back from the dead. In the early 1970s, the Detroit-based guitarist Sixto Rodriguez released two albums. They didn't sell in America and he was quietly dropped from his label.
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Womad 2012: festival preview

Womad 2012: festival preview | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
The world music festival reaches its 30th anniversary this year. Come and join the celebrationsThis year marks the 30th anniversary of Womad, the UK's biggest festival celebrating international music, arts and dance.
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The Rise Of Vinyl

The Rise Of Vinyl | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
Sales of vinyl records are up in the United States and I have a theory on why some of us are going analog.

Last April, the Recording Industry Association of America released the sales figures for 2011 and reported that US sales have grown for the first time since 2004. Total growth was only .2%, but the industry would have been happy with any semblance of stability, so actual growth must have been a delightful surprise. Another surprise, namely to the people who have not been paying attention for the past few years, is that sales of vinyl records have increased…again.

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Johnny Depp Co-Editing Lost Woody Guthrie Novel

Johnny Depp Co-Editing Lost Woody Guthrie Novel | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
Johnny Depp is co-editing the lost Woody Guthrie novel House of Earth alongside author Douglas Brinkley with the book set for publication sometime next year the New York Times reports As noted in an essay penned by the pair that appeared in the...
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Tom Waits makes 'Bad As Me' live debut

Tom Waits makes 'Bad As Me' live debut | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
The eccentric singer songwriter played his track 'Chicago' on the Late Show with David Letterman...
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Guy Klucevsek's CD reviewed in Downbeat, July 2012

CD sleeve photos of accordion chameleon Guy Klucevsek wearing five different hats belie still more corners to his persona. A 2010 Collins Fellowship gave Klucevsek an opportunity to compile his favorite music styles with help from Dave Douglas, Kenny Wollesen and associates from polka and Texas swing traditions.

 

Klucevsek keeps his tour short and sweet with several tracks under two minutes, tipping one or other hat to Bulgarian accordionist Ivan Milev, Basque trikitixa great Kepa Junkera, colleague Lars Hollmer plus Martin Denny, Erik Satie and dancer Sandy Silva. Humor busts through Klucevesek's joyful eclecticism and the upbeat polyphony of his squeeze box, here via Satie's wryness, there via reference to a disparaging accordion joke. Slovenian/Armenian waltzes are represented but South American tango traditions ostensibly bypassed; this isn't cultural tourism but closer to home, though the desert-bound "Pink Elephant" sounds more Middle Eastern than Balkan. Multi-instrumentalist Jeffrey Barnes, listed on "ocarina, bag o' birds, harmonica, ukelele" and pictures on bass saxophone, is resourceful, as is versatile co-producer Carl Finch.

The disc starts hot with the feel Bulgarian beats of "Breathless And Bewildered" punctuated by tuba and tenor banjo. "Waltz for Sandy" takes a mood shift after the circuitous melody, adding a cameo from John Hollenbeck on drums and xylophone. "Laedereld" is Hopalong Cassidy territory, featuring Ginny Mac, the leader, on melodica and Finch on mouth percussion; "Hymnopedie No. 2," a play on Satie's influence, is a chaste feature for Douglas. Cheese mixes with heartfelt nostalgia, Klucevsek the ringmaster often surrendering limelight to fellow undersung musicians.

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New York City Ballet to Premier New Work Set to Sufjan Stevens' Orchestral Rabbit Arrangements

New York City Ballet to Premier New Work Set to Sufjan Stevens' Orchestral Rabbit Arrangements | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
Photo by Erez Avissar On October 5, the New York-based dancer and choreographer Justin Peck will premier a new ballet at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater, set to 30 minutes of music from Sufjan Stevens.
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Trombone Shorty brings volatility to his jazz

Trombone Shorty brings volatility to his jazz | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
Now, more than any time in the genre's history, the term "jazz" is as loosely defined as ever, well beyond the territory staked out by its early trailblazers.
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John Cage Recital? Take the A Train

John Cage Recital? Take the A Train | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
John Cage moments can happen anywhere, when happenstance kicks in, and surprising musical experiences take form.
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Jazz article: “Jaco Pastorius: Live and Outrageous” by John Kelman

Jazz article: “Jaco Pastorius: Live and Outrageous” by John Kelman | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

The reputation of the late Jaco Pastorius is legendary, based as much on his mercurial personality as his groundbreaking bass playing and small but significant repertoire of original music. His declining mental health became increasingly evident following his departure from fusion super group Weather Report, ultimately leading to his tragic demise in 1987. Still, while the bassist was already beginning to show some signs of decline when Jaco Pastorius: Live and Outrageous was filmed at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 1982, he was still capable of putting on an exciting show.

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WOW! DECEMBER 29, 1940: LESTER YOUNG, SHAD COLLINS, J.C. HIGGINBOTHAM, SAMMY PRICE, HAROLD “DOC” WEST

Here’s the good news.  What many of us have only read about in discographies exists: discs preserving thirty minutes of a Village Vanguard jam session, overseen by Ralph Berton, then broadcasting jazz on the air on New York City’s municipal radio station, WNYC.
And thanks to the Library of Congress, National Public Radio, and the tireless Franz Hoffmann, we can hear two minutes and thirty-six seconds of a jump blues, caught in the middle of Lester’s solo. The sound is good; the discs were well-preserved....
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Bats: Dan Bern Releases a Career's Worth of Baseball Songs

Bats: Dan Bern Releases a Career's Worth of Baseball Songs | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
The singer-songwriter Dan Bern made his own contribution to the game of baseball with the release of an 18-song collection titled "Doubleheader."...
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Watch Wilco on "Fallon"

Watch Wilco on "Fallon" | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
Last night, Wilco took a break from their summer tour and made a stop at "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon".
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Why Copyright Is Evil

Why Copyright Is Evil | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
Copyright is dying – that is obvious to everyone. What isn’t obvious to everyone, especially in the music industry, is what a glorious and just outcome this is.
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Cannonball & the Poll-Winners - JazzWax

Cannonball & the Poll-Winners - JazzWax | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
In the spring of 1960, fate had its way and a perfect jazz moment occurred in San Francisco. Cannonball Adderley was gigging in town with his quintet, the Oscar Peterson Trio was playing at the Blackhawk and Wes Montgomery arrived...
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Bill Evans: The Way to Play – review

Bill Evans: The Way to Play – review | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

Bill Evans's brilliance as a pianist and influence on a generation of jazz players makes this four-disc set a must, writes Dave Gelly...

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Album: Cassandra Wilson, Another Country (Membran)

Album: Cassandra Wilson, Another Country (Membran) | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

Recorded in Florence and New Orleans with co-producer, co-writer and guitarist Fabrizio Sotti, this is a belting return to form by the best vocal artist in jazz.

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