Reblogging: More NPR Music Links

Another update of links.

In addition to all the videos I produce for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series, I have recently taken over as a producer on NPR Music’s Latin alternative show Alt.Latino. The most recent show from last week was dedicated to the diverse sounds of Chile.

Alt.Latino: All About Chile

You can also listen here:

And for past shows I’ve produced check out:

Alt.Latino: Old-School Disco And Brand-New Styles
Alt.Latino: Rock Innovators To Hear Now
New Music For Fall From Alt.Latino

More NPR Music links after the jump.
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Reblogging: NPR Linksplosion

Been awhile since I’ve dumped some links in for things I’ve done. Away we go…

— Song of the Day: School Of Seven Bells: A Spacey Dance-Pop Hymn

— All Songs Considered blog: Five Great Cover Songs From 2010 (So Far)

Jason Moran: Finding Sound, Then Making It His Own
— A Blog Supreme: More Moran Motion Pictures Please

Los Campesinos!: Tiny Desk Concert

Gogol Bordello: Tiny Desk Concert

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic: Tiny Desk Concert

— A Blog Supreme: Where Was The Jazz At Bonnaroo 2010?

NPR Music: Live From Bonnaroo webcast and coverage

The Mynabirds: Tiny Desk Concert

Zuill Bailey: Tiny Desk Concert

First Listen: Blitzen Trapper

Fredrik: Tiny Desk Concert

Broken Social Scene: Leaner Lineup, Same Big Sound

Reblogging: NPR’s Decade In Music ’00-’09

Last week we at NPR Music launched a two-week long jaunt looking into the decade in music from 2000-2009. Focused primarily on Carrie Brownstein’s awesome blog Monitor Mix, we delve into all sorts of topics regarding the most important news events, recording industry and business issues, technology changes, the relevancy of labels, big overarching trends and most important recordings of the decade…oh yeah and ‘American Idol.’ Plus so much more, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Here are a few of my own personal contributions:

Interactive Multimedia Timeline: The Decade In Music

— Song Of The Day: The Decade In Music: OutKast’s ‘So Fresh, So Clean’ (2001)

— All Songs Considered: The Decade’s 50 Most Important Recordings (Here I write about TV On The Radio, The Flaming Lips and Animal Collective.)

— Monitor Mix: The Decade In Music Timeline: What Did We Miss?

— All Songs Considered: Missing The Cut: More Important ’00s Music (Here I nominate Girl Talk’s uber-mashup, Night Ripper)

— A Blog Supreme: The Decade In Review: Jazz And The Mash-Up (In which I considered Norah Jones, Ornette Coleman and Floratone — among others — as helping define the decade in jazz.)

Reblogging: Jazz Now!

My cohorts over at NPR Music’s jazz blog A Blog Supreme have been curating a series of lists of some of the best jazz records from the last decade as a means to introduce new people to jazz. In the process we’re also sort of introducing a new modern canon of classic jazz records.

Now entering it’s second week, my list — which features MMW, Dave Holland, Marc Ribot, Dave Douglas and John Zorn — finally went up. Check it out here.

Reblogging: Jazz Labels That Matter And The Dead Weather

I had a few more things I’ve written go up in the last week to shamelessly promote. Here’s a three bulleted rundown:

On Monday, All Songs Considered asked the question ‘Do Labels Matter?‘ While they discussed that in their show and blog, I helped spotlight two jazz labels that DO still matter for A Blog Supreme: Tzadik and Nonesuch.

Then today, we put up a ‘First Listen’ for The Dead Weather’s fiery new album Horehound. You can hear that here and read what I had to say about the record.

Here is the video for their single “Treat Me Like Your Mother:”

The Dead Weather – Treat Me Like Your Mother

Oh and if you haven’t checked out my John Vanderslice review on Song of the Day, here it is again.

Reblogging: A Remembrance, A Weird Sax, And A Song For America

Again, I have a few new things go up this week on NPR:

For NPR’s jazz blog, A Blog Supreme, I wrote a quick blurb about Kansas City artist and musician Mark Southerland, and his incredibly weird saxophone creations.

I also wrote a remembrance of jazz bass legend Ray Brown, who died July 2nd 2002, seven years ago today.

And finally, I shine a spotlight on a song by Talking Heads in honor of the Fourth of July.

Reblogging: Mehldau Goes Grunge

So I am now one of many NPR Music dudes now writing for NPR’s new jazz blog A Blog Supreme. As such, here is my first post, about a recent show in San Francisco where pianist Brad Mehldau and drummer Matt Chamberlain performed music from the grunge era. Read on here.