Manu Chao, Stan Getz, Andrew Bird, Variations on the All Things Considered Theme

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George Pelecis, a string quartet tribute to REM, Manu Chao, NewGrange, variations on the All Things Considered theme song, Stan Getz, and Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire!

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Manu Chao, Stan Getz, Andrew Bird, Variations on the All Things Considered Theme

Art & Electronics

Three Pieces For Two Pianos, Third Movement

  • Artist: George Pelecis
  • Album: Art & Electronics
  • Song: Three Pieces For Two Pianos, Third Movement

Selections from this album were also featured as part of the All Songs Considered memorial to those lost in the terrorist attacks against the United States on the eleventh of September, 2001.

The String Quartet Tribute to R.E.M.

It's The End Of The World As We Know It; The One I Love

  • Artist: Arrangers: Ron Hannah & Todd Rubenstein
  • Album: The String Quartet Tribute to R.E.M.
  • Song: It's The End Of The World As We Know It; The One I Love

From their very first single, the 1981 tune "Radio Free Europe," REM became a model for American rock acts. The four musicians insisted on doing things their own way, recording what they wanted, and building an audience slowly.

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The String Quartet Tribute to R.E.M.
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Arrangers: Ron Hannah & Todd Rubenstein

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World Playground

Bongo Bong

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Album: World Playground: A Musical Adventure for Kids
  • Song: Bongo Bong

In addition to this Manu Chao track, the ,em>World Playground CD has a great selection of songs for children.

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World Playground
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Manu Chao
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Putumayo

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NewGrange

Music Tree

  • Artist: NewGrange
  • Album: NewGrange
  • Song: Music Tree

"A really important thing I've learned from working in Newgrange is that a real traditional kind of music can be an absolutely creative kind of music."

-- Phil Aaberg of Newgrange

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NewGrange
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NewGrange
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Compass

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Billboard Themes

Trio Theme

  • Artist: Arranger: Wycliffe Gordon with Reginald Veal on bass, Herlin Riley on drums, and Loston Harris on piano
  • Album: Billboard Themes
  • Song: Trio Theme

The band in NPR's recording studio 4-A

Anniversary!

Blood Count

  • Artist: Stan Getz
  • Album: Anniversary!
  • Song: Blood Count

"I took a few saxophone lessons at the beginning, but that's about all. I went on the road when I was 15, and everything I learned has been in what you might call the traveling academics."--Stan Getz

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Anniversary!
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Stan Getz
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Polygram

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Oh! The Grandeur

Candy Shop

  • Artist: Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire
  • Album: Oh! The Grandeur
  • Song: Candy Shop

"What's so wonderful about this music, and so rare now, is that those musicians would play each note like it was, you know, the last note they would ever get to play."

-- Andrew Bird

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Rykodisc

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