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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For more than fifty years, Rosemary Clooney's simple and exquisite singing style defined her dynamic career. She also took on movie roles, and did ...

Bought by KENW, WJFF, KRPS, WMOT, WCNY and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 38
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A dynamic percussionist, veteran bandleader, masterful arranger and an irrepressible showman, Tito Puente Sr. is forever remembered as El Rey — the...

Bought by Prairie Public, KENW, WJFF, KRPS, WMOT and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 49
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Famed jazz pianist Oscar Peterson commanded the entire keyboard with incredible dexterity, drive and precision. He performed around the world for m...

Bought by KENW, WJFF, KRPS, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WMOT and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 45
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Unlike the vast majority of jazz musicians, Dave Brubeck was blessed with both talent and commercial success. His renowned 1950s quartet recorded s...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 52
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Her voice is instantly recognizable. Her youthful exuberance, pure sound and positive energy just make you feel good. Her incredible technical abil...

Bought by KJZX- Jazz ATX, WUSF, KENW, Raven Radio, WJFF and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 65
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One of the greatest improvisers in jazz history, Art Tatum also set the standard for technical dexterity with his classic 1933 recording of "Tea fo...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 58:00
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The best-selling jazz record of all time is a universally acknowledged masterpiece, revered as much by rock and classical music fans as by jazz lov...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Miles Davis (July 1991), Credit: Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images
Miles Davis was the personification of restless spirit, always pushing himself and his music into uncharted territory.

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 69
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Sidney Bechet was the undisputed king of the soprano saxophone and also one of the most innovative and original clarinetists in jazz.

Bought by KJZX- Jazz ATX, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, KMUN, WJFF, WMOT and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 45
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Johnny Hartman was the quintessential romantic balladeer. The only singer to record with John Coltrane — on the iconic album John Coltrane & Johnny...

Bought by KJZX- Jazz ATX, KMUN, WJFF, WMOT, WOUB and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 44