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7:37 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

When Your Grandfather Is The Greatest Living Jazz Drummer

Marcus Gilmore (left) and Roy Haynes perform together in Washington, D.C., in 2009. Haynes' daughter is Gilmore's mother.
Theo Wargo Getty Images

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 3:44 pm

The drummer Marcus Gilmore is coming off a major year in his career. In 2012, DownBeat magazine named him its top Rising Star Drummer in its long-running Critics Poll; pianist Vijay Iyer's trio, of which Gilmore is a member, also took the Jazz Album and Jazz Group of the Year categories.

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Music
7:24 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

James Hunter's Well-Worn Soul Bursts With Life

Geoff Woods Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 4:50 pm

James Hunter has spent his life learning how to tell soul's stories in fresh and personal ways. Born in 1962 in Essex, England and mentored early on by Van Morrison, he embarked on a career with many ups and downs before breaking through in America in his forties. Now the Grammy-nominated Hunter has made his first album in the States, where the music he loves was born.

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Music
4:19 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

The 'Ancient Vibration' Of Parlor Music, Revived By Two Generations

Lena Hughes recorded one album of Southern parlor music before her death in 1998.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu February 7, 2013 9:29 am

Sometime in the mid-1960s — no one's really sure when — Lena Hughes walked into a recording studio, probably in Arkansas. What we do know is that she recorded 11 tunes on the guitar.

"It's kind of like listening to 1880," folklorist Howard Marshall says. "You kind of get a wonderful, ancient vibration."

Marshall wrote a book about traditional music in Missouri, called Play Me Something Quick and Devilish.

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First Listen
12:11 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

First Listen: Ballake Sissoko, 'At Peace'

Ballake Sissoko's new album, For Peace, comes out Feb. 5.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat February 16, 2013 7:07 pm

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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First Listen
12:09 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

First Listen: The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, 'The Jazz Age'

The Bryan Ferry Orchestra's new album, The Jazz Age, comes out Feb. 12.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat February 16, 2013 7:09 pm

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

This is just about the most surprising album in recent memory, and a complete joy. The singer for Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry has also enjoyed a long solo career, both as an interpreter of songs by others — Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, Sam Cooke, Cole Porter, Lou Reed and many more — and as an extraordinary songwriter who's released 13 solo albums, each with its own strengths.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE
12:16 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Yonder Mountain String Band: Live from Studio A REPLAY

Yonder Mountain String Band played live from WCBE's Studio A on February 1st, 2013. Watch their performances of "Don't Worry, Happy Birthday", "Lonesome Letter", and "Lay It On The Line". Enjoy!

Do you like what you hear? Let us know what you think about our online Live from Studio A REPLAY series!

 

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Music
12:21 am
Sun February 3, 2013

'Sound City': Music And Memories In An L.A. Landmark

Rock musician Dave Grohl recorded Nirvana's Nevermind at L.A.'s Sound City Studios; now, he's turned his musical memories of the place into a documentary film of the same name.
Varrance Films

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 11:25 am

Dave Grohl has always been a joy to watch onscreen, whether bashing away at a drum kit like the heavy-footed, wild-haired spawn of John Bonham and the Muppets' Animal in Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video, or flashing an endearingly goofy grin in the Mentos-spoof clip for the Foo Fighters' "Big Me." And a big part of that appeal is the sense that no matter how long he's been in the business, Grohl is still a guy who is acutely aware that he's living out a teenage daydream every day of his life.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
12:19 am
Sun February 3, 2013

Dash Rip Rock Live From Studio A Feb. 7, 2013 @ 2PM!

Dash Rip Rock will perform Live From Studio A

  

New Orleans' Dash Rip Rock will perform a few songs live during the Global Village! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
11:51 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

Brown Bird Live From Studio A Feb. 5, 2013 @ 2PM!

Brown Bird will perform Live From Studio A

Brown Bird aka David Lamb and MorganEve Swain will play a few songs live during the Global Village ahead of their show that night at The Rumba Cafe with Joe Fletcher

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
8:39 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

Matt Pond Live From Studio A Feb. 14, 2013 @ 1PM!

Matt Pond will perform Live From Studio A

Tune in for live music and conversation with Matt Pond during the Global Village. Hiss new CD The Lives Inside The Lines Of Your Hands comes out on Feb. 5th and he'll perform that night at The Wexner Center with Jukebox The Ghost and The Lighthouse And The Whaler! You'll also have a chance to win tickets to the show that night during the session!  Listen here!

  

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WCBE Exclusive
3:13 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Sera Cahoone Live In Studio A Feb 4 @ 11am

Sera Cahoone performs Live From Studio A

Catch live music from this Sup Pop Records recording artist Monday morning.


Her third release, Deer Creek Canyon, was released last year.


This singer songwriter got her musical start playing drums at age 11.


By age 12 she was sitting in on gigs in clubs, with her mother's permission.


Here more from Sera Cahoone.


That's on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, and online at wcbe.org

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Music
10:06 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Trent Reznor: New Band, New Song, New Video, Still Terrifying

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 10:45 am

The members of How To Destroy Angels, a collective featuring Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, his wife and singer Mariqueen Maandig, art director Rob Sheridan and the brilliant composer Atticus Ross, have an unambiguously grim view of where civilization is headed. In a new video for the song "How Long," from the band's upcoming album Welcome Oblivion, man hunts man in (surprise) a terrifying, dystopian future.

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First Listen
4:27 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

First Listen: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, 'We The Common'

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down's new album, We the Common, comes out Feb. 5.
Lauren Tabak Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 3:08 pm

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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First Listen
3:56 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

First Listen: Wayne Shorter, 'Without A Net'

Wayne Shorter's new album, Without a Net, comes out Feb. 5.
Robert Ascroft Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 10:08 am

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
1:54 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Miller-Kelton Live from Studio A on February 1, 2013!

Miller-Kelton will perform Live From Studio A

It's a visit from Columbus based Miller-Kelton.

They've got a new EP out, and the release show is the evening of Feb 1

at Woodlands Tavern, but you can hear them perform their music

live in studio a at 11am.

That's on 90.5 FM and HD, WCBE Columbus, and online at wcbe.org.

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First Listen
5:43 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

First Listen: Jim James, 'Regions Of Light And Sound Of God'

Jim James' Regions of Light and Sound of God comes out Feb. 5.
Neil Krug Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 10:09 am

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE
11:11 am
Sun January 27, 2013

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy: Live from Studio A REPLAY

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy performed live from WCBE's Studio A on January 25th, 2013! Check out the amazing performance of "Wai", "Oh How I Enjoy The Lights", and "Break Of Day"! We hope you enjoy the performances! 

Do you like what you hear? Let us know what you think about our online Live from Studio A REPLAY series!

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Music
8:44 pm
Sat January 26, 2013

How Music Transforms The Silver Screen

On her new album, Petra Goes To The Movies, Petra Haden recreates movie themes using densely layered arrangements of her own voice.
Steven Perilloux Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu January 24, 2013 1:47 pm

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Music
2:03 am
Sat January 26, 2013

The Composer Who Tested Fighter Planes And Partied With Sinatra

Jimmy Van Heusen with Frank Sinatra in the 1950s. Van Heusen wrote dozens of songs for the crooner and became Sinatra's close friend and confidant.
Courtesy of Burns Media Productions

Originally published on Sat January 26, 2013 5:36 pm

You've never heard of Jimmy Van Heusen? Well, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers has. You certainly know many of his songs, says Brook Babcock, Van Heusen's grandnephew and president of his publishing company.

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Dick and Jane
2:18 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "Party Time"

 

CREDITS

 lyrics by Maggie & Isabella / music by Tin Armor / mixed by Eric Cronstein / recored at Tonne Shop

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