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Eden Atwood On Piano Jazz

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One of the rare jazz discoveries of her generation, Eden Atwood is the daughter of arranger-composer Hub Atwood. She studied piano as a child and went on to have a performing career in New York and beyond. Eden Atwood has released several studio albums, and she tours regularly.

In this episode of Piano Jazz from 1996, she and host Marian McPartland perform a duet of "Old Devil Moon."

Originally broadcast in the fall of 1996.

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The imminent release of The Lumineers' second album, Cleopatra, warrants the cliche "long-awaited." It isn't simply the fact that the self-titled debut by the unassuming Denver trio came out almost four years ago (April 2012), but because it was the rare case of a new folk-rock artist making a major impact.

"These are just the strongest melodies and the strongest ideas that occurred to me over a three to four year period, distilled."

Listen for the next All This Jazz, beginning at 9pm on Saturday the 6th, right here on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM...and online via live stream at Our program delivers three hours of modern/recent/classic jazz, across a range of styles, each and every Saturday night -- from 9 o'clock till midnight. (We also offer a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday evenings, on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Larry "Gimmer" Nicholson is, for all practical purposes, a ghost. His music has run the risk of vanishing into the ether as well, not due to any perception of rarity, but because even the most ardent music lovers did not know of his existence until relatively recently. (Evidence is beyond scarce.) History is like that sometimes, and it takes dedicated individuals to follow its path, to pull from its pages the things we should look at and listen to.

These days, the idea of home is on the mind of the fantastically gifted singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Rokia Traoré. It's been four years since Mali, Traoré's native west African country, began descending into ongoing bedlam.

Tift Merritt On Mountain Stage

Feb 3, 2016

Tift Merritt returns to Mountain Stage, recorded live on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais, Minn. Born in Texas and raised in North Carolina, Merritt rose to the top of the alt-country singer-songwriter scene back in 2002, with the release of Bramble Rose. With an assist from fellow North Carolinian Ryan Adams, Merritt released the Grammy-nominated Tambourine in 2004.

The Tuareg musician Omara "Bombino" Moctar first heard the guitar as a 12-year-old refugee in Algeria, where his family had fled during the Tuareg Rebellion of the early 1990s. The Tuareg are nomadic Berbers who traverse the countries along the Sahara Desert in North Africa, and Bombino's personal history reflects the turmoil of his community.