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3:32 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

After Sandy Hook, A Saxophonist Remembers A 'Beautiful Life'

"There was a lot of tears. There was a lot of anguish," Jimmy Greene says of writing Beautiful Life.
Jimmy & Dena Katz Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 4:08 pm

Jimmy Greene's Beautiful Life is dedicated to the memory of his 6-year-old daughter, Ana Márquez-Greene, one of the 20 children killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The first song is an arrangement of "Come Thou Almighty King." The hymn was in a piano book that Greene's son, Isaiah, was learning.

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Deceptive Cadence
12:26 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Guest DJ Jessye Norman: From Augusta To Valhalla

Soprano Jessye Norman leaves the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York on Thursday after taping the Late Show with David Letterman.
Ray Tamarra WireImage

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 3:03 pm

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Music Interviews
4:45 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Thompson Family's Musical Sweater: 'Smells Funny, Lot Of Personality'

The group Thompson includes folk musicians Richard and Linda Thompson and their son Teddy, along with other members of their extended family.
Linda Thompson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 7:19 pm

In 1982, the beloved British folk duo Richard and Linda Thompson split up — both creatively and romantically.

Ever since, fans have longed for their reunion, including one fan in particular: their son, Teddy.

Teddy was just a boy back then. Now he's 38, with a recording career of his own, and he's brought together about a dozen musical members of the extended Thompson clan — including Richard and Linda, though they rarely appear in the same song — for a new album called "Family."

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Deceptive Cadence
4:53 am
Sun November 23, 2014

For The Season, Trio Mediaeval Spans Centuries

Trio Mediaeval is (from left) Berit Opheim, Anna Maria Friman and Linn Andrea Fulgseth.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 12:26 pm

For all those who just can't bear to hear "Jingle Bell Rock" or any of the other Yuletide earworms that will invade shopping malls and radio waves in the coming months, Norway's Trio Mediaeval has some new old music for the holiday season.

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Music Articles
1:03 am
Sat November 22, 2014

In 'The Homesman,' Wind Is The Sound Of Insanity

"I want it to be folksy, but surrounded by madness," director Tommy Lee Jones told The Homesman's composers.
Dawn Jones Roadside Attractions

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 10:21 am

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
4:52 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

"We'll Have Manhattan" -- All This Jazz Offers a Musical Portrait of Dear Ol' Noo Yawk

Do join us for the next installment of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm on Saturday the 22nd, right here on Public Radio 89.5...and online, via live stream, at PublicRadioTulsa.org. (We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-broadcast of ATJ on Sunday the 23rd on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

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Song Travels
11:50 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Carsie Blanton On 'Song Travels'

Carsie Blanton.
Courtesy of the artist

Singer-songwriter Carsie Blanton taught herself to play guitar by listening to the music of Ani DiFranco and Joan Osborne as a teenager, and her musical curiosity has continued throughout her life.

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
11:37 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Ravi Coltrane On Piano Jazz

Ravi Coltrane.
Courtesy of the artist

As the son of jazz legends John and Alice Coltrane, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is continuing his family's legacy by developing his own sound and feeling. In 2012, he released his sixth album, Spirit Fiction.

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Music
10:42 am
Fri November 21, 2014

The Crooners on Big Band Saturday Night

Frank Sinatra

Part 2 of "The Crooners" this weekend on Big Band Saturday NIght! Join us at 8 o'clock on 89.5!

World Cafe
9:21 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Bobby Charles On World Cafe

Bobby Charles.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 11:21 am

As a teenager in Abbeville, La., Robert Charles Guidry — better known as Bobby Charles — wrote songs that would become classics for Bill Haley and Fats Domino: "See You Later, Alligator" and "Walking To New Orleans," respectively.

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