KBSU 903 http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Bobby McFerrin On World Cafe http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/bobby-mcferrin-world-cafe <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15405153/bobby-mcferrin" target="_blank">Bobby McFerrin</a> has a wide range of musical abilities, from singing multi-octaves to serving as a classical conductor, but he didn't arrive there on his own. Inspired by his father's album <em>Deep River</em>, McFerrin pays tribute to music of the past on his new album, <em>spirityouall</em>.<p>His father, Robert McFerrin, was an operatic classical singer and the first African-American to sing with the Metropolitan Opera. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:08:25 +0000 David Dye 29664 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Bobby McFerrin On World Cafe Question Of The Week: Who's The New Dylan? http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/question-week-whos-new-dylan <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecwX0emXQE0</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:31:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 29656 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Question Of The Week: Who's The New Dylan? The Conductor Who Gained Power By Giving It Up http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/conductor-who-gained-power-giving-it <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opolY2qTzpc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z9uChJl4iM</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:09:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 24175 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org The Conductor Who Gained Power By Giving It Up South By South Africa: 5 Jazz Acts From The Rainbow Nation http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/south-south-africa-5-jazz-acts-rainbow-nation <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8JJzN8yXG4</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:03:00 +0000 Simon Rentner 23913 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org South By South Africa: 5 Jazz Acts From The Rainbow Nation Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale On World Cafe http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/buddy-miller-and-jim-lauderdale-world-cafe <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/126174490/buddy-miller" target="_blank">Buddy Miller</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/16295727/jim-lauderdale" target="_blank">Jim Lauderdale</a> have contributed to roots music to an immeasurable degree throughout their careers. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:36:00 +0000 David Dye 23864 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale On World Cafe Highlights From The Umbria Jazz Festival On JazzSet http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/highlights-umbria-jazz-festival-jazzset The Umbria Festival in Italy turns 40 this summer. Umbria presents jazz indoors and out in two historic cities — Perugia in summer, Orvieto in winter. Marching bands parade; gospel choirs sing. Concerts start at noon, midnight and all the hours in between. (The New Year's Eve show in Orvieto begins at 1 a.m. on New Year's Day.) And the musicians can be delightfully unfamiliar, at least to American ears.<p>The Umbria Festival discovered young bandoneonist Juan Pablo (J.P.) Jofre from Argentina as he performed in Puerto Rico and then New York, where Jofre now lives. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:55:00 +0000 editor 23855 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Highlights From The Umbria Jazz Festival On JazzSet Vespers, Habaneras And Early Morning Walks: New Classical Albums http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/vespers-habaneras-and-early-morning-walks-new-classical-albums Robert Frost's famous poem "The Road Not Taken" begins with the line: "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood." Frost's traveler must choose between them. But slide that metaphor over to the world of classical music and you will discover hundreds of paths to explore. Sun, 07 Apr 2013 00:37:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 23621 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Vespers, Habaneras And Early Morning Walks: New Classical Albums How Norway Funds A Thriving Jazz Scene http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/how-norway-funds-thriving-jazz-scene <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t8pbpowPBA</p> Sat, 06 Apr 2013 17:20:00 +0000 editor 23615 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org How Norway Funds A Thriving Jazz Scene Café Tacvba, Live In Concert: SXSW 2013 http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/caf-tacvba-live-concert-sxsw-2013 A playful, electronics-infused Mexican rock band, Café Tacvba found itself in an unusual spot on the Stubb's stage at SXSW on March 13: namely, bookended by Nick Cave and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, both of whom roll around seductively in far seedier corners of rock 'n' roll. Sat, 06 Apr 2013 12:03:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 23611 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Café Tacvba, Live In Concert: SXSW 2013 Chick Corea And SFJAZZ Collective: Live At SFJAZZ http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/chick-corea-and-sfjazz-collective-live-sfjazz Every year, an all-star assemblage of today's jazz musicians called the SFJAZZ Collective picks a different all-time-great jazz composer to feature. The band then applies its own arrangements to that composer's tunes.<p>This season, it's pianist Chick Corea, whose "Spain" proves a barnstorming choice to close out the opening-night concert for San Francisco's gleaming new SFJAZZ Center. It's a piece with an epic quality, drawing from Joaquin Rodrigo's <em>Concierto de Aranjuez</em> and joyous flamenco hoedowns to weave an extended narrative. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 12:22:00 +0000 editor 23385 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Chick Corea And SFJAZZ Collective: Live At SFJAZZ Back In The Studio, Neko Case Recovers 'That Fire' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/back-studio-neko-case-recovers-fire Over the past year, <em>Morning Edition</em> host Steve Inskeep has been following the progress of singer-songwriter <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14950679/neko-case" target="_blank">Neko Case</a> as she works on a follow-up to her 2009 album <em>Middle Cyclone</em>. Inskeep spoke with Case last spring, right after an 18-day recording session in Tucson, Ariz. During that first installment, Case said she was struggling to get a feel for the songs she'd written.<p>"There's a lot of inner conflict going on," Case said. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 07:21:00 +0000 NPR Staff 23369 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Back In The Studio, Neko Case Recovers 'That Fire' Singing The Praises Of Pre-Dawn Walks http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/singing-praises-pre-dawn-walks Minnesota-born composer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/17003773/maria-schneider" target="_blank">Maria Schneider</a> has called New York home for more than 30 years, and she knows how to find nature in the middle of the city. Because her new album is called <em>Winter Morning Walks</em>, we walked to her favorite bird-watching spot in Central Park on a chilly February morning.<p>"This part right here in the Ramble and this Azalea Pond area is just teeming with warblers," Schneider says. "On a good day, you can see 18 warbler species in the morning, maybe even more. Mon, 01 Apr 2013 07:18:00 +0000 Jeff Lunden 23296 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Singing The Praises Of Pre-Dawn Walks Bridging Arabic And Western Music With An Unusual Instrument http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/bridging-arabic-and-western-music-unusual-instrument <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO_JFBGJZ5c</p> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:39:00 +0000 Betto Arcos 23282 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Bridging Arabic And Western Music With An Unusual Instrument Carnegie Hall Live: Jonathan Biss And The Elias String Quartet http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/live-carnegie-hall-jonathan-biss-and-elias-string-quartet In October, pianist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/121071227/jonathan-biss" target="_blank">Jonathan Biss</a> set out on a vision quest, a season-long immersion in music by <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/89571552/robert-schumann" target="_blank">Robert Schumann</a>. Biss and the members of England's Elias String Quartet have been exploring Schumann and associated composers in cities throughout Europe and North America, including a Carnegie Hall concert webcast live on this page (and at <a href="http://www.wqxr.org/#!/" target="_blank">WQXR</a>) Tuesday, April 2 at 8 p.m. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:29:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 23110 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Carnegie Hall Live: Jonathan Biss And The Elias String Quartet Beyond 'Dayenu': What's Your Music Of Liberation? http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/beyond-dayenu-whats-your-music-liberation Tonight marks the first night of Passover, the commemoration of the Jews' liberation from slavery. Like millions around the world, I'll be sitting down to Seder to celebrate, in my case with a completely religiously and culturally mixed-up <em>mishpocheh</em>. I'm not Jewish, but Passover is one of my favorite nights of the year. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:36:00 +0000 editor 22972 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Beyond 'Dayenu': What's Your Music Of Liberation? The Milk Carton Kids: At Life's Crossroads, A Duo Looks Both Ways http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/milk-carton-kids-lifes-crossroads-duo-looks-both-ways Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan were doing just fine as solo performers. Then one night, Ryan walked into a bar where Pattengale was playing.<p>"I heard Kenneth perform a song that he had written from the perspective of a dead dog, only very recently having been hit by a truck," Ryan says, wryly. "And it was that sort of uplifting material that drew us together."<p>Now, they're a duo: <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/149944834/the-milk-carton-kids" target="_blank">The Milk Carton Kids</a>. Sat, 23 Mar 2013 10:25:00 +0000 editor 22900 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org The Milk Carton Kids: At Life's Crossroads, A Duo Looks Both Ways Bebo Valdés, Giant Of Cuban Music, Is Dead http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/bebo-vald-s-giant-cuban-music-dead One of the giants of Cuban music, pianist and composer/arranger Bebo Valdés, died Friday in Sweden due to complications from pneumonia, according to his wife and manager. He was 94.<p>Ramón Emilio "Bebo" Valdés Amaro was born in 1918 in a village outside Havana. Trained at conservatory, and having absorbed the sounds of Afro-Cuban street music and American jazz in various ensembles, he became the house pianist and arranger at the Tropicana Nightclub in 1948. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:35:00 +0000 editor 22898 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Bebo Valdés, Giant Of Cuban Music, Is Dead Bruce Cockburn On Mountain Stage http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/bruce-cockburn-mountain-stage <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15334972/bruce-cockburn" target="_blank">Bruce Cockburn</a> makes his 13th appearance on <em>Mountain Stage</em>, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:25:00 +0000 editor 22626 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Bruce Cockburn On Mountain Stage Next: Duquette Johnston http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/next-duquette-johnston After a three-year hiatus, Duquette Johnston is back with his upcoming release <em>Rabbit Runs a Destiny</em>. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:53:00 +0000 editor 22613 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Next: Duquette Johnston Marches Madness: Freshly Squeezed Oranges In 4/4 Time http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/marches-madness-freshly-squeezed-oranges-44-time <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q0toEhKRWk</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:34:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 22596 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Marches Madness: Freshly Squeezed Oranges In 4/4 Time