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On a new record called Connections: Mind the Gap, tuba player Bob Stewart sums up his career with a showcase of the instrument's versatility.

Read Taking The Tuba Above And Beyond The Low End

For nearly 50 years, tubist Bob Stewart has been carving a niche for his instrument in modern jazz.

Anthony D'Amato's latest album is The Shipwreck from the Shore.

Read Anthony D'Amato: A Songsmith Schooled By A Master Poet

As a student, D'Amato was mentored in his songwriting by Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon.

Tiny Desk Concert with Sturgill Simpson on July 8, 2014.

Watch Sturgill Simpson: Tiny Desk Concert

The Kentucky native writes country songs about loneliness, failed dreams, drinking and drugs.


Alice Boman

Watch First Watch: Alice Boman, 'Be Mine'

August 29, 2014 – Take a deep breath, in black & white. These few short minutes will feel like a tiny vacation.

Basement Jaxx is featured prominently on this week's episode.

Listen Metropolis: Basement Jaxx, Hudson Mohawke, Jessie Ware KCRW

August 29, 2014 – Stream Jason Bentley's latest mix of his favorite new electronic dance music. KCRW


Mark Reznicek of Toadies

Read Name That Drum Fill, With Mark Reznicek Of Toadies

August 29, 2014 – Our weekly puzzler for careful listeners: Hear the drum fill (or intro) and match it to the song.

Makoto Ozoné.

Listen Makoto Ozoné On Piano Jazz

August 29, 2014 – In 2002, host Marian McPartland joined the pianist in Sonny Rollins' "Sonnymoon for Two."


Singer Bronwyn Griffin of the band Electric Youth, in a scene from the group's new video for the song "A Real Hero."

Watch Electric Youth, 'A Real Hero (Live)'

August 28, 2014 – The synth pop group gives an intimate performance of "A Real Hero," popularized in the film Drive.

Ages and Ages performs with The Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir backstage at Newport Folk Festival.

Watch Ages And Ages, Singing An Anthem For (And With) Everyone

August 28, 2014 – Performed here with the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir, "Divisionary" has a message for everyone.

Each of Domenico Scarlatti's 555 keyboard sonatas has its own personality.

Read A Surge Of Scarlatti Sonatas

August 28, 2014 – Pianists, harpsichordists and even accordionists remain smitten with Domenico Scarlatti's sonatas.

Terence Blanchard plays the role of Miles Davis' trumpet with commitment and emotion at Monterey.

Listen 'Miles Davis And Gil Evans: Still Ahead' On JazzSet WBGO

August 28, 2014 – Terence Blanchard plays Miles Davis' role with commitment and emotion in a set from Monterey. WBGO

The French-Cuban band Ibeyi is one of Alt.Latino's favorite musical discoveries of 2014.

Listen Songs As Soundtracks To The Story Of Latin Life

August 28, 2014 – This week on Alt.Latino, hear a Mexican legend, a mesmerizing French-Cuban duo and much more.


Liam Bailey.

Read Download 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

August 28, 2014 – Download new music from Merchandise, Reigning Sound, The Barr Brothers, Field Report and more.


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