Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 8:09 am
12 min 47 sec
He came so humble, holding his acoustic guitar and wearing his heart on his sleeve. Trey Anastasio isn't new to NPR: Concerts of his have even included "All Things Reconsidered," a variation on the All Things Considered theme.
Presenting, the Top 89 albums of 2014 as voted on by our listeners. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below, but please keep it friendly. We know how these lists can get. And remember, these were voted on by our listeners. If you didn't vote, you can't complain!
Congratulations to real-deal good-guy, Paul Thorn on landing the top spot with "Too Blessed to be Stressed" - a former CD of the Month. It truly could not have happened to a nicer guy!
Originally published on Wed December 31, 2014 10:41 am
John McNeil may be the most important trumpet player you've never heard of.
Many aspiring musicians know him as an educator, through his many instructional books like The Art of Jazz Trumpet. But getting to know McNeil as a performer or recording artist hasn't always been easy: his records could be tough to find.
Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 7:35 pm
This week on All Things Considered, NPR's Robert Siegel spoke with some of film's most thoughtful and high-profile composers — plus an up-and-comer — about what it means to tell a story with music, and how a score can enhance a scene.
We've collected five conversations that you can listen to below. You'll hear about the magic of the Wizard of Oz score, how 5/4 time inspired Halloween's terrifying theme, and why a Canadian says he's become to the go-to composer for films requiring South Asian-inspired soundtracks.