The Record
1:39 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

At The Pitchfork Festival, Best New Music In Real Life

Claire Boucher, a.k.a. Grimes, on stage on Saturday during the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.
Roger Kisby Getty Images

Originally published on Tue July 17, 2012 2:03 pm

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Mountain Stage
1:20 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Kathy Mattea On Mountain Stage

Kathy Mattea performs on Mountain Stage.
Stephan Hoglund Mountain Stage

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Music Reviews
11:49 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Ravi Coltrane: A Noble Sound, Witness To Its Heritage

Ravi Coltrane's new album is called Spirit Fiction.
Deborah Feingold Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed July 18, 2012 9:54 am

The jazz musician Ravi Coltrane, 47, didn't make his burden any lighter by choosing to play tenor and soprano saxophones — the same instruments his father, John Coltrane, indelibly stamped with his influence.

Ravi knew early he needed his own voice. On tenor, he has his own ways of bending and inflecting a note, applying flexible vibrato. Even when his noble sound bears witness to his heritage, Ravi Coltrane can draw on his father's language and make it his own.

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All Songs Considered Blog
11:36 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Song Premiere: TNGHT, 'Higher Ground'

TNGHT pairs up producers Lunice (left) and Hudson Mohawke.
Georgia Kuhn

High-profile producers Hudson Mohawke and Lunice recently teamed up to adopt the vowel-less moniker TNGHT and assemble a self-titled, five-track stampede of brazen electronic instrumentals. The two have been busy individually; Mohawke's touch is all over Kanye West's blockbuster banger, "Mercy," as well as on a new mixtape from sharp-tongued wunderkind Azealia Banks.

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Deceptive Cadence
10:01 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Young Conductor Steers A Vivid, Drug-Addled Dream

Robin Ticciati conducts beyond his years in a debut recording with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Marco Borggreve

Originally published on Wed July 18, 2012 9:20 am

Robin Ticciati is the principal conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the Bamberg Symphony in Germany. He's conducted at the Metropolitan Opera and just finished a run of Britten's Peter Grimes at La Scala. Ticciati has also been tapped to take over England's storied Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 2014. And did I mention he's under 30?

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