#157 Alvin Singleton

Critic Kyle Gann says “Singleton’s music is soulful, with an understated simplicity that I particularly prize. Despite the studied economy of his means and the set character of his images, the music is never cold … nor abstract. It glows with warmth.” Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Alvin Singleton: Jasper Drag (excerpt) Ted … Continue reading #157 Alvin Singleton

#156 Composer Champions

Where would Gustav Mahler be without the incredible support of Leonard Bernstein?  Bach without the support of Mendelssohn?   Being championed by a famous performer or conductor is an incredible leg up to the career of many composers.  Who are the modern day composer champions, and whose work are they promoting? Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced … Continue reading #156 Composer Champions

#155 Above and Beyond

In recent years composers have become interested in the fact that the performers can do things on stage other than just play their instrument: stomp their feet, clap, play simple percussion, and even sing.  We’ll feature a variety of pieces from composers who ask musicians (who are not trained singers) to vocalize and supplement their … Continue reading #155 Above and Beyond

#154 Jenny Lin

Stunningly versatile pianist Jenny Lin has recorded with jazz musicians, rockers, contemporary composers and everyone in between.  Equally comfortable playing Shostakovich on the same concert as giving a world premiere, Lin is a vital talent that is taking concert halls by storm. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters George Gershwin: I Got Rhythm (excerpt) … Continue reading #154 Jenny Lin