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3:45 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Cecil Taylor: The Pianist Who's Also An Orchestra

Cecil Taylor, 83, is being feted in a two-week celebration of his music in New York City.
Peter Gannushkin downtownmusic.net

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 6:16 pm

When you hear Cecil Taylor perform, you never forget it. He's a force of nature at the piano, with a furious attack and a sound all his own.

"His piano is an orchestra," says Ben Ratliff, music critic for The New York Times. "Cecil has been with us for so long. And every once in a while he does these amazing, galvanizing solo piano performances. And you go see them, and you think, like, 'Wow. What was that? That was amazing.' And I can't get that anywhere else in the world. And that's unique."

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World Cafe
3:15 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Latin Roots: Bachata, Latin Music's Underdog, Grows Up

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 8:08 pm

We've heard from Alt. Latino co-host Felix Contreras in the past, but here we'll hear from the show's other half, Jasmine Garsd. Garsd was raised in Buenos Aires and connected with the Argentine rock scene in her teens. She moved to the U.S.

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World Cafe
2:57 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Zeus On World Cafe

Zeus.
Derek Branscombe

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 3:12 pm

Zeus' music sounds as if it's being beamed straight out of the '70s, but a shared interest in making music that recalls The Band isn't what brought the Canadian group together. Most of Zeus' members were brought into Jason Collett's backing band, and from there decided to play together outside of their work with Collett.

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Mountain Stage
2:06 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

NewFound Road On Mountain Stage

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Originally published on Thu January 24, 2013 8:53 am

One of the biggest young bluegrass acts of the new millennium, NewFound Road makes its first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College.

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Song Of The Day
2:01 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Donna Summer: A Diva Who Understood The Everyday

Donna Summer.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 2:50 pm

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