Punch Brothers and Watchhouse – “Mystery of Love” (Sufjan Stevens Cover) – Video

Last week, Punch Brothers and Watchhouse joined together onstage, playing a cover of the Sufjan Stevens song “Mystery of Love.” Bandleader Chris Thile announced that the two bands, joined by Sarah Jarosz, would be doing an acoustic tour. The shows begin on July 27th; more information here.

Adams Boxed Set Listening Party

John Adams Collected Works Boxed Set 40XCDs Nonesuch   What a seventy-fifth birthday present. Today, Nonesuch releases John Adams Collected Works, a 40-CD compendium of his recordings for the label and a few from other imprints.    The curation of the set has thoughtful touches. It begins with Harmonielehre, the 1985 recording by Edo deContinue reading “Adams Boxed Set Listening Party”

The Soft Hills “Tea Time” (Video)

The Soft Hills (singer/songwriter Garett Hobba) will release the album Viva Chi Vede via Black Spring Records on July 22nd. “Tea Time” is the first single off of the album, with a charming, traveling circus inspired video that pairs nicely with the psych-pop vibe of the single.

Jah Wobble Records Ukrainian Anthem (Benefit)

Renowned bassist Jan Wobble (PIL) has joined with Ukrainian musicians to create a dub remix of the Ukrainian National Anthem. All proceeds will benefit Ukrainian Refugees. Please donate if you can. <a href=”https://jahwobbletheukrainians.bandcamp.com/track/ukrainian-national-anthem-in-dub”>Ukrainian National Anthem In Dub by Jah Wobble &amp; The Ukrainians (featuring Jon Klein)</a> LYRICS      Ukraine’s glory has not perished, norContinue reading “Jah Wobble Records Ukrainian Anthem (Benefit)”

Ethan Iverson on Blue Note

Ethan Iverson Every Note is True Ethan Iverson, piano; Larry Grenadier, bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums Blue Note   Pianist Ethan Iverson received an excellent birthday present today: the release of Every Note is True, his debut recording on Blue Note Records. Since departing the Bad Plus, Iverson has worked on a number of projects asContinue reading “Ethan Iverson on Blue Note”

Moog Celebrates Herb Deutsch at Ninety

On Wednesday, February 9th, Herb Deutsch turned ninety years old. Deutsch has been an icon of sound synthesis both as a composer and hardware designer. One of the inventors of the first Moog synthesizers, he designed the keyboard interface that served as the basis for countless synths that followed. Moog Music is using this auspiciousContinue reading “Moog Celebrates Herb Deutsch at Ninety”

Celebrating Mendelssohn with Piano Music

Celebrating Mendelssohn’s Birthday with Piano Recordings   February 3rd is Felix Mendelssohn’s birthday. To celebrate, here are two reviews of recent recordings of piano music by the composer. Felix Mendelssohn Complete Music for Solo Piano, Vol. 6 Hyperion CD Howard Shelley   Pianist Howard Shelley has been making his way through the compendious catalog ofContinue reading “Celebrating Mendelssohn with Piano Music”

Michael Gielen Edition Volume 10 (CD Review)

Michael Gielen Edition Volume 10: Music After 1945 SWR Sinfonieorchester, Michael Gielen conductor SWR 6xCD boxed set   The tenth and final boxed set in SWR’s Michael Gielen Edition spotlights his considerable contributions to post-1945 concert music. Seven hours of live recordings of music by European avant-garde figures Pierre Boulez, Luigi Nono, György Ligeti, GyörgyContinue reading “Michael Gielen Edition Volume 10 (CD Review)”