NEW RELEASES for the week of April 22, 2016:

Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble: Sing Me Home

Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble:
Sing Me Home

This album from Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble will surprise and delight with imaginative sounds that transform the traditional musical landscape. Sing Me Home is the sixth album by the Grammy-nominated Silk Road Ensemble and it’s founding member and guiding light, Yo-Yo Ma. The album features special guest performers Rhiannon Giddens, Sarah Jarosz, Abagail Washburn, Gregory Porter, Lisa Fischer, Grammy Award-winning jazz guitarist, Bill Frisell and more. Produced by Silk Road Ensemble member Johnny Gandelsman and Grammy Award winner Kevin Killen (U2, Kate Bush, Elvis Costello, David Bowie), Sing Me Home examines the ever-changing idea of home, with original and traditional tunes composed or arranged by members of the Ensemble’s unique collective of global artists. Each piece invites listeners to explore the “music of home” through the individual experiences of Ensemble members, many of whom are immigrants. The result is a compelling collection of innovative and deeply moving tributes to the rich cultural heritage of the Balkans, China, Galicia, India, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Mali people of Roma, Syria and the United States. Sing Me Home is a companion album, developed and recorded alongside The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble, a documentary feature film from Oscar and Emmy-winning director Morgan Neville that tells the story of the Ensemble and Silk Road, it’s parent organization.

Rufus Wainwright: Take All My Loves

Rufus Wainwright:
Take All My Loves

 

To mark the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, celebrated singer/songwriter/composer Rufus Wainwright has assembled an all-star group of artists in new songs and readings of Shakespeare’s most beloved Sonnets. Nine sonnets are sung by Rufus, Florence Welch (Florence + the Machine) and Anna Prohaska, with readings by William Shatner, Carrie Fisher, Helena Bonham Carter and others.


Bill Evans: Some Other Time

Bill Evans: Some Other Time

Two CD set containing a newly discovered studio album recorded by the legendary Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer in Villingen. These tapes were recorded five days after the legendary live performance at the 1968 Montreux Jazz Festival, which were released on Verve and won a Grammy. This is the only Evans studio album for trio featuring bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette. Liner notes include new historical essays, interviews and previously unpublished photos.


Yellowjackets: Cohearence

Yellowjackets: Cohearence

 

Cohearence With it’s pockets of halcyon, buoyance, mystery, tumult and whimsy, Cohearence plays out as a multifaceted documentation of how far the once fusion band has come.


Johnny Winter with Dr. John: Live in Sweden 1987

Johnny Winter with Dr. John:
Live in Sweden 1987

Live in Sweden 1987 Johnny Winter with Dr. John – Blues legend Johnny Winter is joined by the equally legendary Dr. John on Swedish TV, recorded in 1987. From the opening notes of Sound the Bell to the finale of a positively incendiary Jumpin Jack Flash, Winter is in great form. The blues and rock take a side trip to New Orleans when the masterful Dr. John joins the band on piano.

New Release Hour with Brian & Doug

Tuesdays 11:00am / Repeat Wednesdays 7:00pm
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KRCB-FM New Release Hour
Brian Griffith and Doug Jayne highlight the week’s new musical releases and other fun music-related stuff.
We want to keep you up to date with new music coming through our studios, so every Tuesday morning at 11, Doug Jayne, from The Last Record Store and KRCB’s Mid-DayMusic and Our Roots Are Showing programs, sits down with morning host Brian Griffith to go over the most interesting and notable of new releases.
Listen at 11 am on Tuesdays or catch the repeat broadcast on Wednesdays at 7 pm

TUNE IN, TURN ON, AND DROP… THE NEEDLE!
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Your second chance to listen in on the discussion comes with Needle Droppings, a weekly new-release segment with our very own Doug Jayne and a rotating panel of music junkies, usually including Michelle Marques of KRCB, Petaluma Vice Mayor Gabe Kearney, Gabe Meline from KQED, Blair Hardman from Zone Recording, Humorists (and Steve’s “Illegitimate Comedy Sons”, Juan Carlos and Marco Alvarez, Daedalus Howell, and whoever else we can squeeze into the meat-locker-like studio at KSRO.
Needle Droppings airs Fridays as part of The Drive With Steve Jaxon at 4:20pm on KSRO, at 1350-AM, 103.5-FM, and online at ksro.com. Tune in!

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We got have peace
To keep the world alive
And war to cease.

We got to have joy,
True in our hearts
With strength we can’t destroy.

People please hear us
Through our voice the world knows
There’s no choice.

We got have peace…

~Curtis Mayfield

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