NPR Music

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  • Location: Washington, District of Columbia

NPR Music is dedicated to presenting the best of public radio music on the web, via podcast, and - through PRX - special broadcasts. PRX is now the home for the popular 29 minute weekly show "All Songs Considered," hosted by Bob Boilen. Also on PRX, NPR Music presents occasional music series, remembrances and special events, such as a recent concert by Bjork in New York City, produced in collaboration with WNYC, and Discoveries at Disney, a special eclectic series of 10 concerts recorded at the new Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and hosted by Renee Montaigne. These are just a few of the music programs that will begin appearing on PRX as we continue to celebrate live music and act as a guide to the current music scene.

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All Songs Considered is NPR's guide to discovering new music below the top 40 radar.

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Alt.Latino hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd introduce listeners to the latest Latin alternative music, including diverse genres such as cumbia, Mexican garage rock, Panamanian rap, heavy metal mariachi and many more boundary-blurring sounds from around the world. In addition to music, Alt.Latino features interviews and insightful conversation about politics, literature, and Latino cultural identity.

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Musicans perform and chat with Studio 4A's Fred Child.

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A weekly musical quiz game.

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Short drop-ins where musicians talk about their craft.

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An eclectic mix of concert specials recorded live at Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and hosted by Renee Montagne.

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This series profiles the legends and legacy of jazz. Hosted by Nancy Wilson, each episode brings to life the vibrant history of the genre through music, interviews, and commentary.

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NPR Music, WFUV, Folk Alley and mvyradio present live performances from George Wein's annual showcase of the best in folk music. [Available for free to NPR member stations. If you're not an NPR member station, contact programservices@npr.org]

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Music-only, unhosted sets from the 2011 Newport Folk Festival, produced by NPR Music, New York's WFUV and WKSU's FolkAlley.com. These files are for broadcast purposes only.

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NPR Music, WBGO and WGBH present live performances from George Wein's annual showcase of the best in jazz. [Available for free to NPR member stations. If you're not an NPR member station, contact programservices@npr.org]


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Host Bob Boilen chats with music producer Stephen Thompson and NPR Music blogger Carrie Brownstein about the music of the SXSW Festival.

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The saxophonist and singer's hard-driving chart toppers made him into a founding father of R&B.

Bought by KJZX- Jazz ATX, WART FM, WMOT, WUSF, WJFF and more


  • Added: Mar 06, 2008
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 50
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New music by The Raveonettes, Toumani Diabate, Punch Brothers, A.A. Bondy, 17 Hippies, and Steven Bernstein.

Bought by KTRL, KVNF, and KRCC-FM


  • Added: Mar 03, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Pianist Bill Evans turned out to be one of the most influential pianists of his generation. Before his untimely death in 1980, he had made nearly 1...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2008
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 51
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New music from Dengue Fever, the Cowboy Junkies, Black Mountain, The Mountain Goats, Beach House, and Otis Taylor.

Bought by KTRL, WCBE, KISU, WFSU, and KRCC-FM


  • Added: Feb 25, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 5
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The immense yet under sung tenor saxophonist helped shape what became known as soul jazz and R&B.

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  • Added: Feb 20, 2008
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 51
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Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke shares some of his favorite music with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, WMHT, KTRL, Marfa Public Radio, KGLT and more


  • Added: Feb 19, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Host Bob Boilen talks about he evolution of British and Irish folk music with Myron Bretholz and Gus Voorhees.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, KHNS, KTRL, KVNF, WFSU and more


  • Added: Feb 12, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Nat King Cole...we all know the voice, but he was much more than a stylish balladeer.

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2008
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 47
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The iconic singer was also an elegant pianist whose tight groups popularized the jazz piano trio.

Bought by KJZX- Jazz ATX, KMUN, WART FM, WMOT, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 06, 2008
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 49