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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Unhosted, music-only sets from the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival. For broadcast purposes only. May be broadcast up to 4 times until August 7, 2014.

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NPR Music presents full and edited-for-radio concerts by some of today's most exciting and original bands.

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Special music stories featured on news magazines.

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Obit material for music legends.

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Unhosted, music-only sets for broadcast from this year's festival at The Gorge in Washington state. For broadcast purposes only.

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Marin Alsop conducts "The Rite of Spring" and talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the music.


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Louis Armstrong left not one but two great legacies in American music. His trumpet defined the role of the jazz soloist and revolutionized jazz its...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 44
Caption: Louis Armstrong, in a 1944 publicity photograph., Credit: Getty Images
Before Louis Armstrong ever sang a duet with Ella Fitzgerald or Bing Crosby, there was just a lanky young man with a bright, beautiful horn. That y...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 46
Caption: Louis Armstrong, pictured here in 1956, produced hit films and records throughout his long career., Credit: Getty Images
By his early thirties, Louis Armstrong had already revolutionized jazz forever. Working with his mentor "King" Oliver in Chicago, Armstrong explore...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 47
Caption: A young Louis Armstrong., Credit: Getty Images
It is hard to overstate the incredible reach of Louis Armstrong. The music he made touched everyone who heard it, and revolutionized American enter...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 51
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Etta Jones sang professionally for over 50 years, yet she steadfastly remained a "best-kept secret" throughout her career. With the clarity of Carm...

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2011
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 46
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Pianist Bud Powell was admired by his contemporaries as an adventurous original with a style marked by unrivaled virtuosity. Today, he is remembere...

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 43
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He's been called a musician's musician, one whose original approach made him the envy of virtually every pianist in jazz. Well-known for his flambo...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 37
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Bandleader, arranger and pianist Fletcher Henderson is one of the most influential — and yet least-known — jazz masters. During his orchestra's pea...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Wes Montgomery poses in studio., Credit: Chuck Stewart
In his short but prolific recording career Wes Montgomery reinvented the jazz guitar, while his name -- and his sound -- became synonymous with the...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 59
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Blessed with impeccable timing and a smooth, mellow timbre, Mel Tormé was known during his heyday as "The Velvet Fog."

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 48