Music

Heavy Rotation — An Ode to Fiona

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One of the most joyful experiences of this pandemic, for me, has been watching the internet celebrate Fiona Apple’s first new...

Inspired by John Prine

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Heavy Rotation this week is inspired by John Prine, a mix of mellow, comforting music that expresses a range of emotion...

‘When things are made too easy, spirituality is lost’

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Some years ago, pianist Mina Gajić found herself at Maison Erard in Amsterdam, staring at a teal 1835 Erard grand piano....

In the Gears

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The Music of Cream’s tour manager (his name is Simon), fielded my call to Will Johns a couple of weeks ago, and...

As written

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In the spring of 2018, Icelandic singer-songwriter Ásgeir put a vinyl recording in a specifically engineered waterproof bottle and dropped it...

Kronos Quartet celebrates the spirit of the ’60s

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Kronos Quartet, the string quartet known for adventurous programming, from Hendrix to George Crumb and music from around the world, turns 47...

‘Subversive, seditious, bawdy proto-feminist’

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Conductor Nick Carthy says that Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro is “the first great proto-feminist opera, and on top of that...

Wind is blowin’ in paradise

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If Paul DeHaven’s first solo album, King of Gold, was a question, then his newest release, Echoes and Overtones, is an...

No boundaries

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While there have been times when singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe has been able to let go and give her songs over to...

Honing the narrative craft

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In light of the spate of music biopics and memoirs that have come out recently, anyone expecting lots of hot dishing...

Resident Bush

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They call him the “King of Telluride” because the Kentucky-born, Nashville-based musician has performed every June for 45 years at the...

What makes TAUK tick?

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The internet is a world of extremes, both heaven and hell, sometimes in the same moment. Hate is unbridled, as is...