The Legends of Jazz concert series is bringing Grammy-nominated singer Gregory Porter to Onondaga Community College this Friday. Porter is currently touring in support of his latest album “Liquid Spirit.”
I had the pleasure of chatting recently with 4 time Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves and we concluded our interview with 10 questions that allow people to learn some new things about this incredible artist. This edition of Take Ten began when I asked Dianne about the very first record she remembered listening to. Enjoy!
On this edition of All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share a brand new song from Beck. The new cut, called "Gimme," is the third single he's released since June and by far the strangest (i.e., best) of the bunch. None of the songs will be on the new full-length record Beck hopes to release before the end of the year.
Dianne Reeves, the acclaimed American singer and songwriter, is one of the most prominent forces in modern jazz. Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Denver, Colorado, Reeves has been surrounded by music her entire life. Her musical career has included an exploration of traditional jazz, Latin-American music, world music, and more. She has produced an influential discography 19 records deep, the latest studio album being "When You Know", released in 2008. Four of Reeves' albums have been awarded the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance.
This morning, public radio stations across the country premiered genre-bending rock band TV On The Radio’s new single, "Million Miles."
It’s the group’s second single from a yet-to-be-titled fifth studio album, due for release sometime soon on producer Dave Sitek’s own record label, Federal Prism. It will be TV On The Radio’s first album since parting ways with Interscope Records, which released the group’s prior three albums.