Spoon, Keith Jarrett, Kraftwerk

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Remembering lost L.A. with Ry Cooder; 'Bohemian Rhapsody' retooled by Grey Delisle; A new vocal recording from Brian Eno; Legendary jazz pianist Keith Jarrett; Vivaldi via Bach via Alexandre Tharaud; The return of electronica duo Kraftwerk; A reissued classic by Gang of Four; Masterful indie pop from Spoon; A debut from New York's The Cloud Room.

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Spoon, Keith Jarrett, Kraftwerk

Chavez Ravine

Poor Man's Shangri-La

  • Artist: Ry Cooder
  • Song: Poor Man's Shangri-La
  • From: Chavez Ravine

Ry Cooder's latest CD is inspired by photos of an old Mexican American community in L.A. called Chavez Ravine. The CD is filled with stories of the community which was lost to urban sprawl in the early 1950s.

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Ry Cooder
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Nonesuch

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Iron Flowers

Bohemian Rhapsody

  • Artist: Grey DeLisle
  • Song: Bohemian Rhapsody
  • From: Iron Flowers

Grey DeLisle was the voice of Daphne in a direct-to-DVD cartoon movie of Scooby-Doo. She's also a singer with a haunting voice on this inventive cover of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."

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Bohemian Rhapsody
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Iron Flowers
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Grey DeLisle
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Classics Fr

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Another Day on Earth

This

  • Artist: Brian Eno
  • Song: This
  • From: Another Day on Earth

Former Roxy Music synthesizer musician and Talking Heads producer Brian Eno here releases a rare vocal album.

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Another Day on Earth
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Brian Eno
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Hannibal

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Radiance

Radiance, Pt. 3

  • Artist: Keith Jarrett
  • Song: Radiance, Pt. 3
  • From: Radiance

Jazz pianist Keith Jarrett quit recording and performing in the mid '90s because of chronic fatigue syndrome. He's since recovered and released this new CD: his first solo improvised concert album in a decade.

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Radiance
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Concertos Italiens

Sicilienne from Concerto for solo organ No. 5 in d minor, BWV 596

  • Artist: Alexandre Tharaud
  • Song: Sicilienne from Concerto for solo organ No. 5 in d minor, BWV 596
  • From: Concertos italiens

Bach originally transcribed this orchestral work by Vivaldi for organ. On his new CD, Alexandre Tharaud takes those organ transcriptions and reworks them for the piano.

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Sicilienne from Concerto for solo organ No. 5 in d minor, BWV 596
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Concertos Italiens
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Alexandre Theraud
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Harmonia Mundi

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Entertainment!

At Home He's a Tourist

  • Artist: Gang of Four
  • Song: At Home He's a Tourist
  • From: Entertainment!

The Gang of Four are yet another ground-breaking group from the '70s that's reformed this year for a tour. They're also reissuing some of their best work, including their debut album, Entertainment!

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Entertainment!
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Gang of Four

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Gimme Fiction

I Turn My Camera On

  • Artist: Spoon
  • Song: I Turn My Camera On
  • From: Gimme Fiction [Bonus CD]

Spoon first formed in Austin, Texas in 1994. On their fifth and arguably best CD, the band takes a creative leap with an artfully crafted collection of ambitious pop.

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Gimme Fiction
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Spoon
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Merge

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The Cloud Room

Hey Now Now

  • Artist: The Cloud Room
  • Song: Hey Now Now
  • From: Cloud Room

The Cloud Room gets its name from a speakeasy on top of the Chrysler Building in the 1930s. On their debut, the Brooklyn-based quartet blend New York indie pop with '60s rock.

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The Cloud Room
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Gigantic

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