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#374: The Sound of Summer 2021

#374: The Sound of Summer 2021

July 14, 2021

MW #374: The Sound of Summer 2021

 

Musicworks invites you to fry your brain, recharge by the AC, decompress, let loose, or whatever else you look forward to during the summer time.  Featuring music to make the most of these long hazy days.  Featuring music by Marc Johnson and Bass Desires, Haitus Kaiyote, James Francies, Lake Street Dive, Lianne LaHavas, Big Thief, Olivia Rodrigo, The Fania All Stars, and Japanese Breakfast.

 

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Be Holding

Be Holding

June 20, 2021

Dad, here's a gift for the man who has everything and needs nothing: An hour with me!  Ross Gay's book-length poem, "Be Holding" is an ode to Dr. J's famous move in the 1980 NBA finals, when he left the floor on one side of the basket, re-routed in mid air, and finished with a spectacular windmill reverse layup on the other side.  I love the way the author dips and dives toward other memories and thoughts as he tracks this, "The Move" over the better part of 100 pages.  Even though "it's only poetry," I thought you might enjoy a little time with my voice now and again.  Happy Father's day to the best in the business...I love you!  J

MW #360: Anthems (feat Jan Garbarek, Ursa Minor, Ryan Ferreira, Rob Mazurek, Frank Kimbrough, and Black Thought)

MW #360: Anthems (feat Jan Garbarek, Ursa Minor, Ryan Ferreira, Rob Mazurek, Frank Kimbrough, and Black Thought)

January 7, 2021

MW #360: Anthems

PLAYLIST (links below):

"Anthem" by Jan Garbarek

"Always Someone" by Ursa Minor

"Music for Images***" by Ryan Ferreira

"Parable for Inclusion" by Rob Mazurek

"Ask Me Now" by Frank Kimbrough Quartet

"Thought vs. Everybody" by Black Thought

 

***apologies to Ryan, as I mistakenly referred to the album as "Music for Drawings"

 

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Christmas 2020 Sing-Off (music class for GNH, Dec 24)

Christmas 2020 Sing-Off (music class for GNH, Dec 24)

December 24, 2020

This is for my students at Good News Home---spend an hour with some of my favorites, and see who wins this ridiculous competition! 

Merry Christmas!

Jesse

MW# 353: Signals in the Noise (feat. Moonchild, Feist, Sylvan Esso, Esperanza Spalding, and Caroline Davis)

MW# 353: Signals in the Noise (feat. Moonchild, Feist, Sylvan Esso, Esperanza Spalding, and Caroline Davis)

October 22, 2020

MW# 353: Signals in the Noise (feat. Moonchild, Feist, Sylvan Esso, Esperanza Spalding, and Caroline Davis) highlights fantastic musicians filling up our sonic space with all variety of signals; lofi + hifi, sampled + live, booming bass to piercing treble.  Through examples from pop, neo-soul, improvised, covers, and purely instrumental music, Musicworks director Jesse Neuman leads us through a guided listening full of sonic gems.

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www.thisisMoonchild.com

www.SylvanEsso.com

www.listentoFeist.com

www.EsperanzaSpalding.com

www.CarolineDavis.org

 

 

 

GNH remote music class 9/9/20: Ibeyi

GNH remote music class 9/9/20: Ibeyi

September 9, 2020

GNH remote music class 9/9/20: Ibeyi

Ibeyi is a musical duo of twin sisters Naomi Diaz and Lisa Kiande-Diaz.  The women are of Cuban/French/African descent, and incorporate multiple languages and musical traditions in their widely eclectic and powerful electro/acoustic music.  Here, Musicworks director Jesse Neuman leads a guided listening of several works and interview selections (audio only)

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MW #345: Beach Sounds (feat. Snoop Dog, the Beach Boys, Lucinda Williams, Dub Trio, and Otis Redding)

MW #345: Beach Sounds (feat. Snoop Dog, the Beach Boys, Lucinda Williams, Dub Trio, and Otis Redding)

September 2, 2020

Sand between your toes is almost as nice as tunes between your ears.  But the beach means different things to all of us.  Musicworks Director Jesse Neuman explores some of the many sides of summer sounds though several genres of beach’y songs.

 

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MW #338: “Somewhere/Things are Gonna Get Easier”

MW #338: “Somewhere/Things are Gonna Get Easier”

July 5, 2020

MW #338: "Somewhere/Things are Gonna Get Easier"

One mark of a good song is its ability to remain relevant to both the time of its inception as well as generations of history to come.  Enter both Leonard Bernstein's "Somewhere" from West Side Story and the Five Stairsteps' "Ooh-Child." Multiplied by artists like Dionne Warwick and Nina Simone and their skill and perspective, these songs--like many others--speak not only to the changes of their original eras (50+ years ago), but also beautifully (and incredulously!!!) highlight the volatility of our current struggles around social and racial justice, on this day, the 4th of July.

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MW #327: Gentle Miles (featuring music with Gil Evans, Trane and Cannonball, “The Quintet” and the electric period)

MW #327: Gentle Miles (featuring music with Gil Evans, Trane and Cannonball, “The Quintet” and the electric period)

June 9, 2020

Musicworks #330: "Miles Davis never finished a phrase..." said modern master Ralph Alessi.  He's right--no matter what period amidst his multi-decade chameleonic career, Miles always held us all in suspense and wonder.  He was NEVER "easy listening," and defied anyone to put his music into the background. Yet within all of that tension, Miles always drew an undercurrent of romanticism and tenderness for the melody and the sound of his horn.  Take a deep listen with Musicworks director Jesse Neuman to some of the more gentle Miles moments over his career.

includes:

"My Ship" from Miles Davis +19

"Flamenco Sketches" from Kind of Blue

"I Fall in Love Too Easily" from Seven Steps to Heaven

"Fall" from Nefertiti

"Little Church" from Bitches Brew

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MW #333: vocal/chords (featuring The Staves, Josh Ritter, Her Crooked Heart, Laura Marling, and Lianne LaHavas)

MW #333: vocal/chords (featuring The Staves, Josh Ritter, Her Crooked Heart, Laura Marling, and Lianne LaHavas)

June 5, 2020

Musicworks #333: Take a deep dive into the relationship between voice and guitar---one of the most recognizable combinations in the history of pop music.  How does picking/strumming style intermix with vocal range, phrasing, and rhythm to speak to the message of a song? We take a look at examples from The Staves, Josh Ritter, Her Crooked Heart, Laura Marling, and Lianne LaHavas to examine this intimate setting, as well as the natural expansions implied.

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