”It’s been 35 years and a day since the release of our debut EP, we still at this... still OG, still speaking on it,” the band says of their new song, which updates the themes of ”Strange Fruit” to address the police brutality of today.
We lost Hal Willner yesterday. He was a gifted producer whose greatest skill may have been his ability to bring together disparate talents that you might not think would fit together but turned out to be truly inspired. One of the places where you can really see that in action was Night Music, a mus…
”We were in a surreal position of being in the most exciting city in the world counting down the days we could leave and hoping for our own ruby slippers moment.” -- UK trio Stealing Sheep on their experience of being in NYC when COVID-19 hit.
Wednesday night's program, ”The Motherlode,” paid tribute to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and others through performances by Amina Claudine Myers, Courtney Marie Andrews, Rhiannon Giddens, Cleo Reed, Lizz Wright, Charenee Wade, Valerie Simpson and more.
The former Youth Lagoon frontman made a list that includes experimental composers Laurie Spiegel and Pamela Z, ambient pioneers Harold Budd and Tangerine Dream, grime vet Dizzee Rascal, vocal-jazz legend Billie Holiday, and more.