Articles tagged jazz|folk|singer-songwriter|roots|canadian

DeJohnette, Grenadier, Medeski, and Scofield: Hudson

Four top-shelf jazz musicians who are neighbors in the Hudson Valley of New York collaborate on a set of varied tunes that represent their neighborhood. Graceful but fragmented.

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Meklit - ‘When the People Move, the Music Moves Too’ (album stream) (premiere)

Ethio-jazz and star stuff make beautiful music together on Meklit's most innovative album to date.

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Ye Banished Privateers - “I Dream of You” (video) (premiere)

Swedish pirate folkers, Ye Banished Privateers tease new album with lyric video.

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The Dustbowl Revival - “Call My Name” (audio) (premiere)

The Dustbowl Revival adds a serious dose of soul and funk to their wide-ranging American roots music as one can hear on their new song, "Call My Name".

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Amir ElSaffar Rivers of Sound: Not Two

It is elevating to the spirit to encounter music and philosophy characterized by such warmth and amenity.

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Ella Fitzgerald’s Centennial: Is It Possible to Reinvent This Artist?

The First Lady of Song was a seeker, and it's been all too easy to just imitate her: the scatting, the silky melodies. On her 100th, there's a better way to do it.

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13 Jun 2017 // 8:14 AM

Joe Fiedler: Like, Strange

One of the era's most astonishing trombonists, Fiedler has made his best, most appealing recording with a sterling quintet.

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Four Voices Is a Quartet of Greats: Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Amy Ray, Emily Saliers

Folk artists Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have joined forces in the collaboration Four Voices.

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The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers - “No Glory” (audio) (premiere) (interview)

The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers are one of the best new Americana groups in a long while. Find out why by checking out their new single "No Glory".

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The Sweet Spot Between Expression and Familiarity: An Interview with Becca Stevens

Jazz-pop great Becca Stevens is breaking from being billed as a band to craft a progressive solo effort that will take many of her fans into new and fascinating places.

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The Heliocentrics: A World of Masks

The Heliocentrics deliver straight aural acid and face-melting psych jazz as they head for A World of Masks.

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Nathaniel Rateliff: In Memory of Loss (Reissue)

Put out only seven years after its initial release, this reissue does little to expand its original incarnation.

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Raul Midón: Bad Ass and Blind

Eclectic singer/songwriter Raul Midón lives up to being a self-proclaimed badass on Bad Ass and Blind.

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Ben Sollee - “Mechanical Advantage” (audio) (premiere)

Ben Sollee marries a Mexican huapango groove to progressive bluegrass in his new single "Mechanical Advantage". His new album releases August 11th.

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Trombone Shorty: Parking Lot Symphony

Same old same old from the New Orleans brass phenom, but a pretty good same old blending '70s soul and brass band swagger.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Jon Batiste: The Music of John Lewis

The late show band leader and Wynton Marsalis, in concert presenting the surprising prescient music of the leader of the Modern Jazz Quartet.

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Jazz, Cocktails, and the Overlooked Players of Film Noir

A noir protagonist usually finds himself encountering a new danger around each corner. A jazz musician, in venturing into the throes of an intricate composition, must also anticipate the unknown.

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‘Bop Apocalypse’: What Happened When the Beats and the Boppers Set Out to Change the World

Fifites' jazz and the Beat Generation are often linked. Aside from the drug use, however, this new book on the history begs to differ.

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Rhiannon Giddens Shares ‘Freedom Highway’ at American Songbook and on Tour

Rhiannon Giddens, formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, brought her Freedom Highway tour to New York for a powerful show. The tour resumes next week and hits Newport Folk later this summer.

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Skye Steele - “All That Light” (video) (premiere)

Nashville folk artist Skye Steele goes for human connections in his new video "All That Light".

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