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Alt.Latino
1:03 am
Sun August 5, 2012

From Mexico With Love (And Beats)

3Ball MTY is DJ Otto, Erick Rincon and Sheeqo Beat.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu January 24, 2013 1:03 pm

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Newport Jazz Festival
6:43 pm
Sat August 4, 2012

Three Clarinets, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012

The 3 Clarinets — (left to right) Evan Christopher, Ken Peplowski and Anat Cohen — play on the Harbor Stage at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Erik Jacobs for NPR

Originally published on Thu September 6, 2012 3:17 pm

  • Three Clarinets Live From Newport

The name of the band refers to Ken Peplowski, a Swing-era specialist; Evan Christopher, a living historian of the New Orleans Creole clarinet; and Anat Cohen — what doesn't she do? They're not the only ones on stage, of course — they'll be backed by a band which knows the time-honored and broad-shouldered methods of swing. This reedy convocation on the state of the clarinet today was put together for Newport, and — on the birthday anniversary of Louis Armstrong — was filled with ad lib fireworks.

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  • Ken Peplowski, clarinet
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A Blog Supreme
5:59 pm
Sat August 4, 2012

Newport Jazz 2012 Preview: Sunday

Jenny Scheinman and Bill Frisell perform songs of John Lennon on Saturday of the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival. The two will perform as a duo on Sunday.
Erik Jacobs for NPR

After a sunny, warm afternoon on the Rhode Island shore, the first full day of the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival has come and gone. If you've got a free moment, you can already replay many of the sets we recorded online. But starting at 11:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, we'll be presenting eight more hours of live video from the festival at npr.org/newportjazz. Here's what's on tap:

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Newport Jazz Festival
5:58 pm
Sat August 4, 2012

Bill Frisell Plays John Lennon, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012

Bill Frisell performs at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.
Erik Jacobs for NPR

Originally published on Sat August 4, 2012 6:43 pm

Bill Frisell is a soft-spoken guy who does a lot of talking with his guitar — and its pedals and effects. So perhaps it's appropriate that he recently issued an album called All We Are Saying, an collection of John Lennon songs. Though he's known primarily for working with other improvisers, he's of the Baby Boomer generation, and he doesn't hide his love for Beatles songs away. With a band including steel guitar (Greg Leisz) and violin (Jenny Scheinman), Frisell doesn't reinvent the wheel — but he certainly gives it a new spin.

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Newport Jazz Festival
4:14 pm
Sat August 4, 2012

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012

Darcy James Argue conducts his Secret Society at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.
Erik Jacobs for NPR

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 1:41 pm

  • Darcy James Argue's Secret Society Live From Newport

The composer Darcy James Argue has steadily been rescuing the big band from the dustbin of anachronism through a combination of enormously open ears and a gigantic well of patience. But it's paying off: After the release of his debut album Infernal Machines, the greatness of the Secret Society became an open secret, and his "co-conspirators" have now recorded a much-anticipated sophomore album. Eighteen of them give us a taste, including a peek at the Brooklyn Babylon project, originally designed for live music and live painting.

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