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2:03 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Mary Timony Brings 'Understated Swagger' To Ex Hex

Originally published on Sun January 4, 2015 11:30 pm

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LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Mary Timony is a wordsmith steeped in the tradition of rock 'n' roll.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BEAST")

MARY TIMONY: (Singing) Was it my imagination? Did you come out of the past?

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Favorite Sessions
1:47 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

KEXP Presents: ADHD

ADHD performs live for KEXP's Iceland Airwaves broadcast.
Jim Bennett KEXP

The members of ADHD keep busy with a multitude of projects, but that's not to say they distract easily. Since forming on a whim in 2008, this award-winning Icelandic supergroup of sorts has produced five albums of expressive avant jazz. Yet bringing brothers Óskar and Ómar Guðjónsson (saxophone and guitar, respectively), Davíð Þór Jónsson (organ and piano) and Magnús Trygvason Eliassen (percussion) together into one room to record with us has taken a few years.

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Music Interviews
10:56 am
Mon December 29, 2014

At 90, 'Fiddler' Lyricist Tells His Story

Originally published on Mon December 29, 2014 11:44 am

"Any successful lyricist has to be part playwright and has to be able to put himself into the minds and the hearts and the souls of the characters," Sheldon Harnick tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.

Originally broadcast April 30.

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Jazz
7:31 am
Mon December 29, 2014

In Memoriam 2014

Duffy-Marie Arnoult WireImage

Originally published on Wed December 31, 2014 5:09 am

Many musical voices went silent in 2014. We lost singers, instrumentalists, composers, conductors, producers, DJs and other visionaries. Explore their musical legacies here.



Claudio Abbado

June 26, 1933 — Jan. 20, 2014

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Music
2:42 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

From 'Shaft' To Von Trapp, The Musicians We Lost in 2014

Originally published on Sun December 28, 2014 3:02 pm

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Remembrances
2:42 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

He Turned Classic Books Into Oscar Winners — And Hit-Singer Into Nemesis

Originally published on Sun December 28, 2014 3:02 pm

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Remembrances
4:39 am
Sun December 28, 2014

Remembering Joe Cocker, One Of Rock's Most Distinctive Voices

Originally published on Sun December 28, 2014 7:20 am

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Music
2:34 am
Sun December 28, 2014

Latin Music We Loved In 2014: Texas Heat and Miami Soul

Miami singer Kat Dahlia is one of our favorites of the year.
courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun December 28, 2014 8:07 am

Throughout 2014, our friends Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras over at NPR's Alt.Latino have dropped by Weekend Edition to share new records they love with us.

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Music
3:01 pm
Sat December 27, 2014

John McNeil, A Trumpeter Robbed Of His Breath, Blows Again

Trumpeter John McNeil rejoins Hush Point, a group of friends from New York's jazz scene, on the new album Blues and Reds. Left to right: Jeremy Udden, Anthony Pinciotti, Aryeh Kobrinsky, John McNeil.
Alex Hollock Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed December 31, 2014 7:41 am

John McNeil may be the most important trumpet player you've never heard of.

Many aspiring musicians know him as an educator, through his many instructional books like The Art of Jazz Trumpet. But getting to know McNeil as a performer or recording artist hasn't always been easy: his records could be tough to find.

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Deceptive Cadence
4:46 am
Sat December 27, 2014

Steinway Bids Farewell To Its Historic Hall

The rotunda at the historic Steinway Hall in Manhattan. The building will be torn down to build luxury condominiums.
Steinway & Sons

Originally published on Sat December 27, 2014 8:10 am

New York is saying goodbye to another historic building. Steinway Hall, the main showroom for Steinway & Sons pianos, will be moving to a new location, leaving its home of almost 90 years on 57th Street near Carnegie Hall. The first floor has been designated a landmark and will be preserved, while the rest of the building will be torn down to build high-rise luxury condominiums.

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