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NYT > Music
Wilton Felder, Saxophonist for the Crusaders, Dies at 75
Mr. Felder was a founder of the Crusaders, whose sound evolved from hard bop to jazz funk, and was a busy session bass player. Sun, 04 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400
With ‘Divers,’ Joanna Newsom Is Clinging to Her Every Word
Ms. Newsom’s new album carries her singular music even further, adding new convolutions of counterpoint while also staying more succinct. Sun, 04 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400
John Luther Adams, a Sonic Nod to Nature in New York Premieres
The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer will present a three-concert retrospective this week at the Miller Theater at Columbia University. Sun, 04 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400
BigBang, Smooth K-Pop Criminals, Bring ‘Made’ to Newark
The K-pop boy band BigBang is coming to the Prudential Center on a tour promoting its coming album. Sun, 04 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Classical Duets of a Singular Nature
The double concerto, a relative compositional rarity that includes two soloists, will be featured in separate performances in October. Sun, 04 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400

Classical : NPR
'Re-Imagining Sondheim': A Pianist And His Peers Deconstruct The Master
Seated at the piano in NPR's studios, Anthony de Mare explains why he commissioned composers from the classical, jazz and Broadway worlds to interpret some of Sondheim's finest songs. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:24:00 -0400
New York Philharmonic Live At Carnegie Hall Wednesday
A world premiere by Magnus Lindberg and a time-honored concerto played by Evgeny Kissin bring history and celebration to Carnegie's season-opening concert. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 13:42:00 -0400
'We Need To Be Human': Zuhal Sultan On Starting The Iraqi Youth Orchestra
The young woman who founded Iraq's youth orchestra believes in the enduring spirit of her musicians. The group planned to bring its act overseas until it was forced into hiatus by ISIS. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 16:28:00 -0400
A Dark But Redeeming Tour Of Coal Country, With Composer Julia Wolfe
Wolfe has just released the recording of Anthracite Fields, which won the 2015 Pulitzer for music. The piece is based on the knotty history of coal-mining families in her home state of Pennsylvania. Sat, 26 Sep 2015 17:05:00 -0400
Autumn Serenade: The Fall Music Puzzler
Do your musical tastes change with the turning of autumn leaves? Try this fall music quiz filled with songs of wistful introspection. Wed, 23 Sep 2015 08:03:35 -0400
parterre box
Joseph Gordon-Who?
This weekend Il Trovatore outgrossed the The Walk, a new IMAX film directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ben Kingsley. Sun, 04 Oct 2015 17:38:01 +0000
Go hollanderize it for some other dame
Born on this day in 1880 journalist and author Damon Runyon. Sun, 04 Oct 2015 12:00:49 +0000
One is as one does
On this day in 1970 the musical Coco closed at the Mark Hellinger Theater after 333 performances. Sat, 03 Oct 2015 17:25:10 +0000
The Friday afternoon news dump in excelsis
"Met Music Director James Levine has decided to lighten his workload by removing the new production of Berg’s Lulu from his schedule so that he may focus his energies completely on Wagner’s epic drama Tannhäuser." Fri, 02 Oct 2015 23:21:35 +0000
Cavalier treatment
"Roberto Aronica will sing Cavaradossi in the first five performances of Puccini’s Tosca at the Met this season—October 16, 21, 24 matinee, 29, and November 2—replacing Massimo Giordano, who is ill." Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19:00:52 +0000
The New Yorker:  Arts & Culture
Sasha Frere-Jones: The new R. & B.
R.​& B. has always constituted a large part of pop music. But, more than a decade ago, when Beyoncé was a member of Destiny’s Child, R. & B. was a genre like many others, healthy but not dominant. ’NSync, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Louis Menand: How women got in on the Civil Rights Act.
Most Americans who made it past the fourth grade have a pretty good idea who Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr., were. Not many Americans have even heard of Alice Paul, Howard W. Smith, and Martha Griffiths. But they played almost as big a role in the . . . Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Goings On About Town: Movies
goatcategory--> NOW PLAYING Begin Again Another sappy but engaging musical fable from the Irish writer and director John Carney, who made “Once.” In New York, a high-minded and depressive singer-songwriter (Keira Knightley)—a British Joni Mitchell, perhaps, whose music seems crossed with . . . Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Emily Nussbaum: “Being Mary Jane” review.
In the first episode of “Being Mary Jane,” a cable-news anchor (Gabrielle Union) gets a booty call. While her drunk boyfriend waits outside the door, she plucks off her bandanna, hides her vibrator in a drawer, and frenziedly strips her wall of yellow stickies, on which she . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Briefly Noted book reviews.
paragraph class=no-indent> ASTONISH ME, by Maggie Shipstead (Knopf). Set in the world of ballet, this gripping novel spans three decades, starting in the mid-seventies, when Joan, a young American dancer, helps a Baryshnikov-like star defect from the Soviet . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT

NYT > Jazz
Wilton Felder, Saxophonist for the Crusaders, Dies at 75
Mr. Felder was a founder of the Crusaders, whose sound evolved from hard bop to jazz funk, and was a busy session bass player. Sun, 04 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Review: Karin Krog, a Norwegian Star, Plays at Joe’s Pub
A jazz eminence in her country who is little known in the United States, Ms. Kron knows how to play against expectations. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Jazz Listings for Oct. 2-8
A selected guide to jazz performances in New York City. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Review: ‘Press Enter,’ From the Pianist and Composer Romain Collin
Mr. Collin’s new album shows off his lucid, flowing pianism and walks a fine line in terms of modishness. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Phil Woods, Saxophonist Revered in Jazz and Heard on Hits, Dies at 83
Mr. Woods was a disciple of Charlie Parker and was widely heard on songs by Billy Joel, Paul Simon and others. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400

Jazz : NPR
Joe Lovano And Dave Holland On Piano Jazz
The saxophonist and bassist formed a dynamic trio with Marian McPartland for this 2000 session. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 11:22:00 -0400
Songs We Love: Hieroglyphic Being & JITU Ahn-Sahm-Buhl, 'Universe Is A Simulation'
Experimental Chicago beat-maker Jamal Moss' astral jazz turn features an unlikely machines-and-horn duet with Daniel Carter that enriches the world around them. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 13:41:00 -0400
Wein's World: George Wein At 90
Wein didn't invent the music festival. But he developed its secret sauce, starting back in 1954. The jazz impresario guides us through highlights from his Newport Jazz Festival. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:27:00 -0400
First Listen: St. Germain, 'St. Germain'
The bestselling French DJ and producer returns with his first album in 15 years, aided by the great guitarist Guimba Kouyate. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 23:03:00 -0400
Phil Woods, Top Jazz Saxophonist, Has Died
The alto player, one of many to be inspired by Charlie Parker, enjoyed a six-decade career as a leading bandleader and first-call sideman. He was 83. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 19:42:00 -0400
André Previn: How Lucky I Am Now
Composer, conductor, and pianist André Previn has been equally comfortably making music in and for concert halls, jazz clubs, opera houses, Broadway theaters, and the silver screen for three quarters of a century. But now he's composing more prolifically than ever before. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:22:44 +0000
Hamilton Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Named 2015 MacArthur Fellow
Playwright, composer, and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda, 35, was recognized for his work which reimagines "American musical theater in works that fuse traditional storytelling with contemporary musical styles and voices." Mimi Lien, a set designer for productions such as Dave Malloy’s Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, was also among this year’s round of 24 fellows. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:02:59 +0000
Four Emerging Composers’ Works Premiere in Columbus Through EarShot
Four emerging composers have been chosen from a national candidate pool to participate in the 2015 Columbus Symphony EarShot program. Activities will include two intensive reading sessions/rehearsals, feedback sessions with orchestra musicians and mentor composers, a final dress-rehearsal, and a public concert that is part of the CSO's Happy Hour Concert Series. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:00:18 +0000
Indeterminacy 2.0: The Music of Catastrophe
Perhaps writing indeterminate music can be both a rewarding end in itself, and a path to finding that which indeterminacy can’t give us. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 14:18:56 +0000
Do Candidates Have the Right to Conscript Songs for Political Purposes?
It’s another presidential election cycle and—in addition to PAC moneymen, countless commercials, polls, trolls, sound bites, and sniping—there's the new tradition of one candidate or another pissing off some well-known recording artist by using the artist’s song without consent. Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:00:41 +0000


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