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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
10:53 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Clint Eastwood On Piano Jazz

Clint Eastwood at the piano in Monterey, Calif.
Chris Felver Getty Images

Clint Eastwood is best known for his work in Hollywood, but he's also a composer and jazz aficionado. Combining his love of both art forms, he's included classic jazz recordings in his films — including Play Misty for Me, which features the famous Errol Garner ballad.

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Mountain Stage
10:20 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Mark Mulcahy On Mountain Stage

Mark Mulcahy on Mountain Stage.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 2:17 pm

Mark Mulcahy makes his first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.

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Barbershop
10:11 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Is It Donald Sterling's Right To Fight For His Team?

Originally published on Mon May 19, 2014 9:05 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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Music
10:07 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Boy George On World Cafe

Boy George.
Dean Stockings Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon May 19, 2014 2:01 pm

Since his time as lead singer of the British pop band Culture Club, Boy George has had his ups and downs, including failed projects, a battle with addiction and jail time. Now sober, he's just released his first solo album in 19 years, This Is What I Do.

In this World Cafe session, Boy George has a thoughtful conversation with host David Dye and performs a few songs from This Is What I Do.

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Music Reviews
10:05 am
Fri May 16, 2014

In 1970, Miles Davis Played Four Sets For A New Audience

Originally published on Mon May 19, 2014 11:36 am

Transcript

DAVE DAVIES, HOST:

In June 1970, Miles Davis played four nights at New York's rock palace Fillmore East, following earlier appearances there and at San Francisco's Fillmore West. A complete recording of all four of those June sets are now available for the first time.

Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead says the jazz trumpeter had gone to the Fillmore in search of a new audience.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Good evening. With great pleasure, Mr. Miles Davis.

(APPLAUSE)

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

MILES DAVIS: (Instrumental)

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All Songs Considered
9:03 am
Fri May 16, 2014

The Good Listener: When Should I Keep Criticism To Myself?

Morrissey's new album doesn't come out until July, and one of his diehard fans is already worried about starting the backlash.
Kevin Winter Getty Images

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and alongside the bag of caramel-filled chocolates we're neglecting to share with our colleagues is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, thoughts on when hardcore fans hate their favorite artist's new project.

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All Songs Considered
6:03 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Drum Fill Friday, For May 16

Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 9:29 pm

This week's fills (and, yes, yes, one intro) come from a range of styles and periods, from jazz and heavy metal to classic rock and '80s synth pop. Can you match all five?

As always, if you have a drummer or a fill you'd like to see featured in these weekly puzzlers, let us know in the comments section or via Twitter @allsongs, #drumfillfriday.

Music Videos
3:18 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Mi Casa Es Tu Casa: Juan Cirerol

Juan Cirerol performs for a video shoot on his neighbors' front stoop in Mexico City.
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 11:22 am

I've loved Mexican singer Juan Cirerol's music since the first time I heard it. But I didn't fully understand it until I traveled to his native Mexicali on an assignment for NPR.

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Mountain Stage
2:49 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Sean Keane On Mountain Stage

Sean Keane on Mountain Stage.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 2:17 pm

Sean Keane appears on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.

Born into the famous musical Keane family of Caherlistrane in the north of County Galway, Sean Keane began singing with the Keane Family Ceilidh Band when he was a toddler; he learned the traditional sean-nós style of singing from his mother and his aunts. Today, he remains one of the few Irish singers to incorporate the style, which is a precursor to unaccompanied Appalachian ballad singing.

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Music
2:37 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Joan Osborne On World Cafe

Joan Osborne.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon May 19, 2014 2:02 pm

On her new album, Love and Hate, Joan Osborne explores romance from many different angles, resulting in some of her most intimate songwriting. After a long run in the New York City club scene, Osborne's mainstream breakout came in 1995 with "One of Us," which won a Grammy for Song of the Year.

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