All Songs Considered
2:11 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

We Get Mail: When You Hear Music, Are You Really Listening?

Anna Bryukhanova iStockphoto

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 1:24 pm

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JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
1:01 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans Centennial Project On JazzSet

Ryan Truesdell conducts the Gil Evans Centennial Project at Newport.
Erik Jacobs for NPR

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 2:21 pm

Gil Evans was born in Canada in 1912. He latched onto jazz and, in time, taught himself to write it. First, for dancers, Evans arranged tunes off the radio for the Claude Thornhill Orchestra as well as the sweet, warm sounds of flutes and French horns. Then Evans downsized the Thornhill sound to a nonet for The Birth of the Cool.

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Favorite Sessions
12:51 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

KCRW Presents: Mexican Institute Of Sound

Mexican Institute of Sound performs live on KCRW.
Larry Hirshowitz KCRW

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 1:38 pm

Camilo Lara is the producer and DJ behind one of Mexico City's most unusual emerging sounds. Lara's band Mexican Institute of Sound blends traditional folk tunes with modern electronica and hip-hop beats, making it a trendsetter for a new and vibrant style of music.

11:25 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Beethoven Symphony No. 7: 'Epic Growing Majesty'

Originally published on Sun January 27, 2013 9:03 am



We want to turn now to a regular feature we call In Your Ear. That's where our guests tell us about the songs that inspire them. Today we hear from Peter Ramsey. He directed "Rise of the Guardians," which earned a Golden Globe nomination this year for Best Animated Film. "Rise of the Guardians" also made him the first African-American director of a big budget computer-generated animation film. And here he is sharing some of his favorite tunes.

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10:44 am
Thu January 24, 2013

It's A Trap! 7 New Songs That Will Capture You

Watcha Clan lead singer Sista K.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 10:19 am

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