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December 14, 2009 On the surface, there might seem to be a world of difference between jazz and bluegrass music. Jazz is predominantly urban and often deals with relatively complex structures, chords and key changes. Bluegrass is predominantly rural and, like blues, often works within fairly predictable structural boundaries. But jazz and bluegrass are more alike than they appear.
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August 27, 2007 On Lumiere, Bob Brozman is the orchestra. He plays the National Tricone, charango, ukulele, baritone guitar and, well, everything else. Brozman has spent decades traveling and collaborating with musicians all over, which he synthesizes into his own music.
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February 20, 2006 Brazilian group Nacao Zumbi present a modern blend of their country's musical heritage with the global sounds of funk, punk and hip-hop that are seeping into their country's popular culture. the band counts such diverse tastemakers as David Byrne, Asian Dub Foundation and Goldie as fans
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July 22, 2002 On this episode, we dig through our archives to bring you some of our favorite artists and albums featured on All Songs Considered during the past two years.
April 29, 2002 The revolutionary Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; One last waltz with The Band; Former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams; New music from Michelle Shocked and more
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