Music http://wwno.org en The Root Progression: Teaching In A Uniquely New Orleans Way At The Heritage School Of Music http://wwno.org/post/root-progression-teaching-uniquely-new-orleans-way-heritage-school-music <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This fall, the 24-year-old </span><a href="http://www.jazzandheritagecenter.org/programs/heritage-school" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Don Jamison Heritage School of Music</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will move into its first permanent home on Rampart Street, across from the French Quarter. The building’s </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">fa</span>ç<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ade</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is being sanded and painted for a December opening.</span></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:53:07 +0000 Michael Patrick Welch 65455 at http://wwno.org Continuum And Memorandum XXI, Part V http://wwno.org/post/continuum-and-memorandum-xxi-part-v <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Continuum, Milton </span>Scheuermann<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Thais St. </span>Julien<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> conclude their series of Memorandum </span>XXI<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with Part V, featuring the CD <em>Memorandum </em></span><em>XXI</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em> - Part V</em> by Capriccio </span>Stravagante<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Renaissance</span></p><p>Orchestra (Paradiso PA0012).</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:01:00 +0000 Milton G. Scheuermann Jr. & Thais St. Julien 64968 at http://wwno.org A. J. Croce: Telling Tales http://wwno.org/post/j-croce-telling-tales <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s easy to tease out the artists who’ve inspired A.J. </span>Croce’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> singing over the years — Ray Charles, Paul McCartney, Buddy Holly, even Ray Davies of The Kinks. He loves early rock n roll and R&amp;B. So perhaps it’s ironic that A.J. rarely sounds like his father, singer-songwriter Jim </span>Croce<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who made his mark on music in the late </span>1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and early </span>70s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:21:40 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 65317 at http://wwno.org Continuum: Let's Dance Dance Dance! http://wwno.org/post/continuum-lets-dance-dance-dance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on <em>Continuum</em>, </span><font face="Arial" style="line-height: 1.5;">Milton Scheuermann plays early dance music</font><font face="Arial" style="line-height: 1.5;"> from the CDs<em> A Dance in the Garden of Mirth</em> by The Dufay Collective (Chandos CHAN 9320)<i> and Istanpitta II </i>by New York Ensemble for Early Music (Lyrichord LEMS 8022)</font><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Milton G. Scheuermann Jr. 64297 at http://wwno.org The New Thing In Jazz, Revisited http://wwno.org/post/new-thing-jazz-revisited Impulse Records is the legendary label that proudly delivered the "new thing" in jazz in the 1960s: avant-garde records from the likes of <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15394783/john-coltrane" target="_blank">John Coltrane</a> and Pharaoh Sanders. It also helped jazz cross over to a larger audience; quite a few flower children bought Impulse albums.<p>But over time, the new thing got old. Impulse went dormant for nearly a decade. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:56:52 +0000 NPR Staff 64649 at http://wwno.org Continuum: If Love Now Reigned http://wwno.org/post/continuum-if-love-now-reigned <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on <em>Continuum</em>, Milton and Thais play early music centered around Henry VIII from the CDs</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> If Love Now Reigned</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by the </span>Isaak<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ensemble Heidelberg (Bayer Records BR 100132 CD) and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Music for Henry VIII</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by The </span>Hilliartd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ensemble (Saga Classics </span>SCD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 9003).</span></p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Milton G. Scheuermann Jr. & Thais St. Julien 64296 at http://wwno.org Spend An Hour With John Boutté http://wwno.org/post/spend-hour-john-boutt-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:23:42 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 64262 at http://wwno.org The Kentucky Sisters And Old-Time Tunes As Doorways To History http://wwno.org/post/kentucky-sisters-and-old-time-tunes-doorways-history Did you know that John F. Kennedy was a Republican? Neither did I. But that's what one of my college students guessed in a course on news writing. I asked another kid what period followed the Industrial Age and she said, "The Golden Age?" We moved on.<p>But whenever I'm tempted to despair about a generation that looks ever-forward, I buy a cupcake and a big mug of coffee. That's because Launa Reed works at a cafe in New Orleans that sells the best cupcakes in the history of cupcakes — you can quote me on that. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:53:01 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 64012 at http://wwno.org Continuum And The Celtic Viol http://wwno.org/post/continuum-and-celtic-viol <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Continuum, Milton </span>Scheuermann<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> features music from the CD </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Celtic Viol II</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; by </span>Jordi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Savall<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (Alia </span>Vox<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>AVSA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 9878).</span></p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Milton G. Scheuermann Jr. 63953 at http://wwno.org 20th Essence Music Festival Opens In New Orleans http://wwno.org/post/20th-essence-music-festival-opens-new-orleans Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>OK. I'm fine with that theme you just heard. It begins this segment every morning. But this morning, how about this?<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ALL NIGHT LONG")<p>LIONEL RICHIE: (Singing) All night long, all night, all night long.<p>GREENE: That is Lionel Richie, the prince of R&B. OK, no, maybe that title belongs to Prince himself. Well, both of those positions are annual headliners at the largest gathering of R&B fans in the country - the Essence Music Festival. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 09:05:00 +0000 JASON KING 63853 at http://wwno.org