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WRTI's new Video of the Week finds the progressive jazz-rock band Soften the Glare performing "Above Ground," from a studio in North Carolina.
The votes are in! Tune in starting Tuesday, Feb. 7 to find out who the winners are for this year's Listener Choice Countdown.
The composer has been lauded for decades over his deeply affective music; director Alejandro González Iñárritu, composer Hildur Guðnadóttir and more join us to explain why.
Composer and alto saxophonist John Zorn brings eight eclectic bands to the Big Ears Festival stage, ranging from solo classical piano to all-out electrified jams.
Hear Kurt Elling, Charlie Hunter and Nate Smith get their boogie down, off the 'Guilty Pleasures' EP"Boogie Down" was a single off Al Jarreau's Top 20 album 'Jarreau' in 1983. Forty years later, it's now a single for Kurt Elling, Charlie Hunter and Nate Smith, who bring fresh juice to the tune.
A songbook interpreter with a smoky, subtle style, Carole Sloane had a career equally touched by good fortune and bad timing. She died on Jan. 23, of complications from a stroke.
“Harvest Time” is the latest single from the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble's 'Spirit Gatherer - Tribute to Don Cherry,' due out March 10 on SpiritMuse Records.
The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Nathalie Stutzmann conducts Mozart, Wagner, and SchoenbergIn a program spanning Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night, and selections from Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, the common denominator is love.
Tyler Mitchell, a former sideman in the Arkestra, reconnects with Marshall Allen, its longtime leader, on 'Sun Ra's Journey,' recorded live at Smalls.
A newly unearthed 1955 clip from 'The Ed Sullivan Show' captures jazz legend Louis Armstrong and opera star Robert Merrill gleefully closing the gap between high and low.
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Watch Cuban-American cellist and ASTRAL artist Thomas Mesa perform Andrea Casarrubios's Seven.
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