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  • Marking Legendary Golden-Age Pianist Erroll Garner’s Centennial

    Enlarge this image Prodigal pianist and composer Erroll Garner, whose centennial birthday will be marked in September. Vernon Smith/Courtesy of the artist Vernon Smith/Courtesy of the artist Erroll Garner, the effervescent and boundlessly inventive jazz pianist and composer, died more than 40 years ago, at the age of 55. A household name and major concert attraction in his prime, he has recently regained a measure of cultural cachet thanks to the Erroll Garner Project, which made a splash five years ago with an expanded rerelease of Garner's landmark album, Concert By the Sea. The Garner Project went on to produce material like Nightconcert, a live album from 1964 [Disclosure: An album for which I wrote liner notes]; ...

  • Winning Isn’t Everything: Tiny Desk Concerts From Standout Contest Entrants

    More Videos 00:12:33 Seratones: Tiny Desk Concert 00:17:26 Haley Heynderickx: Tiny Desk Concert 00:24:03 Bernie And The Believers Feat. Essence: Tiny Desk Concert 00:15:43 Lau Noah: Tiny Desk Concert 00:15:36 Hobo Johnson: Tiny Desk Concert 00:14:23 Deqn Sue: Tiny Desk Concert 00:15:06 River Whyless: Tiny Desk Concert 00:12:17 Kuinka: Tiny Desk Concert 00:15:04 Scott Mulvahill: Tiny Desk Concert &More (Chill Moody & Donn T): Tiny Desk Concert ...

  • Sister Duo Aly And AJ Return To Music With New Album

    Sister musical duo Aly and AJ Michalka talk about their fourth studio album - A Touch of the Beat Gets You Up On Your Feet. Adblock test (Why?)

  • St. Vincent On The Sleazy ’70s Sounds And The Background Stories Of ‘Daddy’s Home’

    NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with musician Annie Clark about her new '70s-inspired album as St. Vincent, called Daddy's Home. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: Depending on the album, St. Vincent might inhabit a persona. Near-Future cult leader, dominatrix at the mental institution - that's how she's described some of them. On her new album, she's going for a time and place. ST VINCENT: My specific references were music made in New York City from 1971 to 1976, which is... CORNISH: That is very specific (laughter). ST VINCENT: Yes, it is after very specific. Yes. It's after the, like, flowers-in-your-hair idealism of the flower children, but it's before the escapism and ecstatic excess of gay disco or the nihilism of punk. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "DOWN") ST VINCENT: (Singing) Tell me who hurt you. No, wait. I don't care to hear an excuse why you think you can be cruel, cruel, cruel, cruel. CORNISH: St. Vincent is the singer and multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark. And the sounds on her new album "Daddy's Home" are a nod to her father's ...

  • Margaret Cho’s 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

    More Videos 00:14:07 BTS: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert 00:08:03 Mitski: Tiny Desk Concert Boygenius: Tiny Desk Concert 00:15:06 Fantastic Negrito: Tiny Desk Concert 00:25:59 Megan Thee Stallion: Tiny Desk Concert <div data-playlist-id="jwPlaylist995432244" data-player-id="player-shelf995432244" ...

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