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Pat Metheny On Piano Jazz

Sep 21, 2018

Guitarist Pat Metheny is one of the brightest stars in the jazz firmament. As the only person to win a Grammy in ten different categories, the ever-evolving artist is constantly experimenting with new technology and honing his improvisational skills and unique style. On this 2006 Piano Jazz, The Pat Metheny Trio, which includes bassist Christian McBride and drummer Antonio Sanchez, performs the exclusive version of "Go Get It" and "Bright Size Life."

Originally broadcast Spring of 2006.

Blue Corn Music

SARAH BORGES & THE BROKEN SINGLES - "LOVE'S MIDDLE NAME"

 

Upon seeing this band in a small meeting hall during a music convention in 2007, 91.5 KRCC's Jeff Bieri was impressed enough to bring them to town twice; once at the now defunct 32 Bleu (with Jason Isbell) and again at the inaugural Meadowgrass Music Festival in 2009. They are an exciting act to catch live and just as satisfying on record.  

On Tuesday evening, the Music Modernization Act (renamed the Orrin G. Hatch Music Modernization Act at the 23rd hour — in honor of the retiring Utah politician who also happens himself to own a platinum record), was passed unanimously in the Senate, as it was earlier this year by the House. In an age where political and artistic consensus is increasingly found only in cultural warrens populated by the like-minded, the bipartisan support of the bill is perhaps a small beacon of unity. (But still.)

Last month Mary Halsey of Rhode Island posted a Facebook video of herself doing a karaoke version of Missy Elliott's "Work It." It quickly went viral, accumulating millions of views and drawing attention from Elliott herself who praised the performance on Twitter and called Halsey her "funky white sister."

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It's the last full weekend of summer, and there's yet another music festival for you to enjoy here in Colorado Springs before it's over. The Casey Jones Music Festival will be taking place at the Buffalo Lodge and Bicycle Resort near the Garden of the Gods Sept. 14-16.

Octavian is taking off. Nearly a year after the woozy and infectious unpredictability of "Party Here" perked ears and raised his profile, the U.K. artist has shared his latest mixtape SPACEMAN, out now via Black Butter.

Walking through the warm, vanilla hallway of Grand Central Terminal, I tried to enter a barricade when an army sentry — helmet, muted green-and-sand uniform, a pistol and a big machine gun — said it was the wrong entrance. "This is for the artist — go down, take a left and stick to the wall."

The mic-stand tango and primal scream of Charles Bradley lives on. The posthumous final album from the legendary soul singer, who died last year, has been announced. Bradley's final album, Black Velvet, is due out Nov. 9 via Dunham and Daptone Records.

Music Glue

NEIL & LIAM FINN - "LIGHTSLEEPER" 
 

The Finn family has never failed to bring musical joy to my world. The configuration could be Neil and brother Tim in Split Enz, Crowded House or The Finn Brothers; Neil masterminding Crowded House, 7 Worlds Collide or solo work; Tim's solo and soundtrack contributions (The Coca Cola Kid); Liam Finn's wonderful, hit-the-ground-running, canon of music or the inclusion of Sharon and Elroy Finn (Neil's wife and son) with Pajama Club and 2014's Dizzy Heights record.

At 76, Paul Simon has been writing music for more than 60 years. And all that's about to come to an end.

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On this episode of Air Check we invite Amy Triandiflou, who is helping to organize this year's Porchfest, to join us on the musical roundtable review, and we get an in-studio visit from burgeoning talent Joseph Lamar.

We close out the second season of Roséwave, the ultimate summer playlist series, with our friend Sam Sanders, host of It's Been a Minute. —Lars Gotrich

The Detroit Free Press issued a stern directive to fans and would-be Instagram influencers gathering this week to commemorate Aretha Franklin in her hometown. "Remember," admonished staffer (and occasional NPR contributor) Rochelle Riley in her Tuesday column, "We will treat this like church." No selfies are allowed with Franklin's gold-plated coffin, as she lay in repose at the Charles H.

Updated Aug. 28 at 3:07 p.m. ET

"They want to see that I fall / 'Cause I'm Michael Jackson."
Lyric from "Breaking News"

Maybe. Maybe not.

Patty Jewett Neighborhood Assoc.

This weekend is going to be filled with music and fun, and, of course, 91.5 KRCC will be there! 

Just the mention of Aretha Franklin's name conjures up the memory of her undeniable voice. And with a career spanning more than five decades, touching gospel, R&B and pop, Franklin has earned her place in the history books and in the hearts of music fans.

Though the Detroit-raised powerhouse is known for chart-topping hits like "Respect," "Think" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," true fans know there's just as much beauty in the Franklin songs with a couple of fewer spins in the jukebox.

Though her career carried her from the Baptist churches of Detroit to a life of platinum plaques and diamond-drizzled furs, Aretha Franklin's voice never lost its flavor. Her ability to rouse emotion is a talent few other artists have ever been able to touch. And her piano-playing prowess, which she developed in church, was unmatched. It's the reason she earned the title of Queen of Soul in the 1960s.

Salida Steam Plant

The SteamPlant Event Center will host the first Salida Jazz Festival in Riverside Park on August 25th, 2018 featuring Gerry Gibbs' Thrasher People Band with special guest Nicholas Payton. The festival is free, and will also include the fireworks show that was planned for this past 4th of July (weather permitting).

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