A Blog Supreme
2:46 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Art Imitates Life, And Vice Versa: Christian Scott And 'Treme'

Christian Scott (left, playing himself) and Rob Brown (playing Delmond Lambreaux) perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center in the program Treme.
Paul Schiraldi HBO

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 4:14 pm

Fans of the trumpeter and bandleader Christian Scott may know that he's done a little acting, appearing briefly in feature films like Rachel Getting Married and Leatherheads. Fans of the HBO program Treme know that he not only appears on camera: His life story partially inspired the character Delmond Lambreaux, a jazz trumpeter who has left New Orleans to pursue a career in New York. In fact, in episode one of season two, the character Delmond and the real Scott appeared on screen together, "performing" in New York City.

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All Songs Considered Blog
12:33 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Vote For The Albums Everyone Can Love, For July 25


Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 10:05 am

If last week's poll is any indication, most of you don't care much for Madonna, Dave Matthews, or Whitney Houston, at least not for the records of theirs we suggested.

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Thistle and Shamrock
10:03 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Thistle And Shamrock: Notes In The Wilderness

An Irish landscape

From traditional odes to the wilderness and contemporary songs of concern, our music this week sings of wild and unspoiled landscapes and challenges us to preserve them.

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Favorite Sessions
10:00 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Nick Waterhouse: The Now Sound From Way Back

Nick Waterhouse performs live on KEXP.
Chad Syme

Originally published on Wed July 25, 2012 5:47 pm

Welcome to the new modern. L.A. musician Nick Waterhouse and his band The Tarots are young revivalists who offer a contemporary spin on classic sounds. Waterhouse comes from a world of "record people" and grew up just down the road from The Distillery (an all-analog Costa Mesa recording studio which houses the old console from Muscle Shoals), so he was afforded the privilege of seeing how the music-making process used to work. Working in precise detail, he crafts and refines a sharp modern-vintage sound throughout his first album, Time's All Gone.

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Field Recordings
6:33 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Bleached: Picnic Table Punk

Bleached performs "Electric Chair" for a Field Recording at the 12th Street Soular Food Garden in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2012.
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

Originally published on Mon July 30, 2012 4:20 pm

The blues may come in myriad shapes and sizes, but on the eve of 2012's South By Southwest music festival, it took the form of two sisters from Los Angeles: Jennifer and Jessica Clavin, who make up the core of Bleached. A rough-and-tumble garage-rock band, Bleached is one of many young punk-infused acts playing three-minute, three-chord bashers with sneering, unraveled immediacy. When played on stage, the band's music takes on a messy-but-fun live-wire buoyancy.

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