Whistle-Rock, Pink Floyd Jazz, West African Funk And More

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We start the new year with a new mix, featuring an exclusive preview of Andrew Bird's latest album, Noble Beast. The classically trained violinist and singer performs a quirky mix of whistled melodies, Gypsy ballads, folk and art-rock. We've got the song "Oh No" here, but you can also hear the entire album as part of our "first listen" series. Also on the show: classic folk-rock singer Benjy Ferree, the Afro-funk rhythms of Chopteeth, an eclectic mixtape from Malawi-born singer Esau Mwamwaya, the haunting guitars of Begushkin, and the jazz trio Bad Plus covers the music of Pink Floyd.

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Whistle-Rock, Pink Floyd Jazz, West African Funk And More

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Benjy Ferree

  • Artist: Benjy Ferree
  • Song: Big Business
  • From: Come Back to the Five and Dime Bobby Dee Bobby Dee
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Come Back to the Five and Dime Bobby Dee Bobby Dee
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Domino
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Andrew Bird

  • Artist: Andrew Bird
  • Song: Oh No
  • From: Noble Beast
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Noble Beast
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Megaforce
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Chopteeth

  • Artist: Chopteeth
  • Song: Eyi Su Ngaangaa
  • From: Afrofunk Big Band
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Begushkin

  • Artist: Begushkin
  • Song: Convict's Lament
  • From: King's Curse
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King's Curse
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Locust
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The Bad Plus

  • Artist: The Bad Plus
  • Song: Comfortably Numb
  • From: For All I Care
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