Last Build Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:39:22 -0500Copyright: Copyright 2016 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:39:22 -0500Film composer Ennio Morricone, known for his use of harmonica and whistling on Western scores, has re-imagined his most popular sounds with help from the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:21:00 -0500Kevin Whitehead reviews a newly released recording of the '80 Montreal concert in which Dizzy Gillespie is joined by jazz legends Milt Jackson, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, James Moody and Philly Joe Jones.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:21:00 -0500The country star plays songs and talks with Fresh Air about his grandfather's work in the coal mines. Yoakam's latest album, Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars ... features bluegrass versions of his hits.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:30:00 -0500After years of playing Michigan's DIY scene, Chura is releasing her debut album, Messes, in January. "Spotted Gold" is the third single.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:29:00 -0500The two will face off for Album Of The Year, along with Drake, Justin Bieber and Sturgill Simpson. Other top nominees include Rihanna, Kanye West and Chance The Rapper.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:00:17 -0500The chorus-less, frenetic power-pop song narrates a string of feelings — the laundromat, the grocery store, the angry dad, the White Castle — that regulate our existence.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:09:00 -0500We take a chronological audio stroll through 2016, looking at memorable moments and important releases with NPR Music's Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:17 -0500Watch the 20-year-old guitarist, whose new album was produced by Warren Haynes, play "Virginia" live in Philadelphia.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:42:33 -0500Lambert's new release features 24 songs on 2 CDs. Critic Ken Tucker calls The Weight of These Wings a collection that "keeps on giving the deeper you get into it."
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:55:17 -0500This week's two-hour mix from KCRW's Jason Bentley begins with a track by Anderson .Paak, KCRW's pick for best new artist of 2016.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:21 -0500The historic organ of New York City's Trinity Church has been silent for 15 years. That's because Trinity is on Wall Street, and it was buried in dust and debris during the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Now the organ is in Georgia and has just been reconsecrated.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:00:00 -0500Ben Chasny resets the dial of his long-running project with a momentous folk-blues burner. Chris Corsano, Circuit Des Yeux's Haley Fohr and Bitchin Bajas' Cooper Crain join in.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:20:00 -0500Tell us what your top five new albums were in 2016. We'll compile a list of the 25 most popular picks and share them in the All Songs Considered podcast Dec. 13.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:42:00 -0500Every month, we ask public radio's music curators to share the songs they're loving right now. Here's everything they loved in 2016.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:42:00 -0500These are the pop anthems, rallying cries, party jams, riff rockers, perfumed piano pieces and emotional exorcisms that we loved to share this year.