Felix Contreras http://wcbe.org en Marian McPartland, 'Piano Jazz' Host, Has Died http://wcbe.org/post/marian-mcpartland-piano-jazz-host-has-died <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15123605/marian-mcpartland">Marian McPartland</a>, who gave the world an intimate, insider's perspective on one of the most elusive topics in music — jazz improvisation — died of natural causes Tuesday night at her home in Long Island, N.Y. She was 95.<p>For more than 40 years, she hosted <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/piano-jazz/">Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz</a>, an NPR program pairing conversation and duet performances that reached an audience of millions, connecting with jazz fans and the curious alike. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:38:00 +0000 Felix Contreras 41658 at http://wcbe.org Marian McPartland, 'Piano Jazz' Host, Has Died Of Ingenuity And Insane Clown Posse: 5 Books On Music For What's Left Of Summer http://wcbe.org/post/ingenuity-and-insane-clown-posse-5-books-music-whats-left-summer It's already August 8, which means you've got maybe three or four weeks left to complain about preseason football, inadequately shield yourself from the scorching heat of the sun, and communicate with your kids about something other than why they haven't done their homework. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:06:47 +0000 Felix Contreras 40935 at http://wcbe.org Of Ingenuity And Insane Clown Posse: 5 Books On Music For What's Left Of Summer A Kind Of Magic: New Latin Music, Sprinkled With Discovery Dust http://wcbe.org/post/kind-magic-new-latin-music-sprinkled-discovery-dust <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww6GFzYQwoc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ImhVuHSs_g</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 20:37:05 +0000 Felix Contreras 35777 at http://wcbe.org A Kind Of Magic: New Latin Music, Sprinkled With Discovery Dust First Listen: Original Soundtrack, 'Hecho En Mexico' http://wcbe.org/post/first-listen-original-soundtrack-hecho-en-mexico <em>Audio for this feature is no longer available.</em><p>The soundtrack to the documentary film <em>Hecho En Mexico</em> is ambitious and complicated, but the music more than justifies the journey.<p>Director Duncan Bridgeman's project exploring the history of Mexican culture (released in theaters on Nov. 30) functions as a visual mashup of styles and messages, and the music reflects that. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 01:22:32 +0000 Felix Contreras 28284 at http://wcbe.org First Listen: Original Soundtrack, 'Hecho En Mexico' Staff Picks: Our Favorite Music Books Of 2012 http://wcbe.org/post/staff-picks-our-favorite-music-books-2012 In 2012, writers who tackled musical topics dove deep, got weird, burrowed into a niche; we joyfully followed them to depths we never would have expected when the year began. We devoured works of criticism, history, biography and the Zen of John Cage <em>and</em> Tony Bennett. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:43:02 +0000 & 27918 at http://wcbe.org Staff Picks: Our Favorite Music Books Of 2012 How The Wolf Survived: 40 Years Of Los Lobos http://wcbe.org/post/how-wolf-survived-40-years-los-lobos <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn3rQ6DrcLE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ornSpLMUzbw</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFbLzqFaykU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsf3P4ji_7M</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPkJwKz91Ds</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJVsUMKftMo</p> Sun, 09 Dec 2012 19:39:36 +0000 Felix Contreras 27146 at http://wcbe.org How The Wolf Survived: 40 Years Of Los Lobos First Listen: Bomba Estéreo, 'Elegancia Tropical' http://wcbe.org/post/first-listen-bomba-est-reo-elegancia-tropical <em>Audio for this feature is no longer available.</em><p>Many musicians say that the second album is harder to write than the first, especially when a debut is successful: There's more pressure, higher stakes, fewer ways to surprise and less time to work. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 20:00:35 +0000 Felix Contreras 25011 at http://wcbe.org First Listen: Bomba Estéreo, 'Elegancia Tropical'