Jazz http://nhpr.org en Musician Gary Burton: Learning To Listen http://nhpr.org/post/musician-gary-burton-learning-listen <p></p><p><a href="http://www.garyburton.com/"><strong>Gary Burton</strong></a> was thirteen when he first heard jazz. By then, he’d been playing the marimba for seven years, and had toured around his home state of Indiana with his siblings. “The Burton Family” band came apart shortly after Gary heard Benny Goodman’s band playing a song called&nbsp; "After You’ve Gone."</p><p>That song helped launch a career that has spanned the globe, the decades, collaborations with musicians from Chick Corea to Stan Getz to Astor Piazolla, and originated what’s called the "Burton Grip," playing the vibraphone holding two mallets in each hand.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/pfHoqV1ng5M" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe></p><p>Now 70, Gary Burton is a seven-time Grammy award winner. He’s the former Executive Vice-President at Berklee College of Music and has spent the majority of his life playing and teaching jazz. Burton has a new album, called "Guided Tour," and a new autobiography called, <em>Learning to Listen: The Jazz Journey of Gary Burton.</em></p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:04:43 +0000 Virginia Prescott 34284 at http://nhpr.org Musician Gary Burton: Learning To Listen Baz Luhrmann On Transforming Beyonce Into 1920's Jazz http://nhpr.org/post/baz-luhrmann-transforming-beyonce-1920s-jazz <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Great-Gatsby-Recordings-Selection/dp/B00CX84EWC" target="_blank">“Yellow Cocktail Music: The Great Gatsby Jazz Recordings”</a>, is a kind of way-back machine for the contemporary songs featured in the new film adaptation of <em><a href="http://thegreatgatsby.warnerbros.com/" target="_blank">The Great Gatsby</a>. </em>Jay-Z, Will-I-Am, and Beyoncé, are featured on the original soundtrack and this follow-up album imagines what the songs <em>might</em> have sounded like coming out of a Victrola in 1922…with help from the Bryan Ferry Orchestra. Joining us to discuss the album is <strong>Baz Luhrmann</strong>; the distinctive director, producer, and screenwriter for <em>Romeo and Juliet</em>, <em>Moulin Rouge</em>, among others, including the movie that kicked off the summer blockbuster season – <em>The Great Gatsby</em>.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:08:15 +0000 Virginia Prescott 29819 at http://nhpr.org Baz Luhrmann On Transforming Beyonce Into 1920's Jazz Gospel Meets Jazz, With Unpredictable Results http://nhpr.org/post/gospel-meets-jazz-unpredictable-results <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYeAlAM5gFY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA0co7g-1rI</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPoK1lryfh4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kC5AqS3gec</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIX6btGIn8w</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj_SXaX9ffY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJgtT1Dr-1I</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 19:24:00 +0000 Tom Moon 2468 at http://nhpr.org Gospel Meets Jazz, With Unpredictable Results Monty Alexander: Jazz Piano Via Jamaican Pop http://nhpr.org/post/monty-alexander-jazz-piano-jamaican-pop The sound of one of this year's Grammy-nominated reggae albums, <em>Harlem-Kingston Express Live,</em> may seem perplexing at first. But don't let the blend of swing and dub confuse you: That's just the unique sound of pianist Monty Alexander.<p>Alexander's music has variously been described as bebop, calypso and reggae. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 15:31:00 +0000 NPR Staff 2251 at http://nhpr.org Monty Alexander: Jazz Piano Via Jamaican Pop Unlikely Jazz Venue Flourishing in Laconia http://nhpr.org/post/unlikely-jazz-venue-flourishing-laconia While we at StateImpact like to talk about trends and broad-brush movements in business and economics, occasionally it’s helpful to zoom-in and look at individual cases of business success.<p>For example, this weekend Adam Draphco of<a title=" With Jazz Center a surprise hit, founder thinks other similar venues could make Laconia the live music capital of N.H." href="http://www.laconiadailysun.com/" target="_blank"> the Laconia Daily Sun profiled</a> Pitman’s <a title="Pittman's Freight Room" href="http://pitmansfreightroom.com/HomePage.html" target="_blank">Freight Room</a>, which is, of all Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:06:53 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 2180 at http://nhpr.org