Playlist (Twisting all the knobs).

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This week's tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes selections featuring Jim O'Rourke, the Ars Combinatoria String Quartet, Rand Steiger, and Windhand.

Profiles in Innovation: Juliette Jones

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Juliette Jones, executive vice president of urban promotions at Atlantic Records and one of the recording industry's most influential pros, will be honored in the 2019 National Sawdust Gala.

In Review: Attacca Quartet

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Even when it's played in a literal crypt, the music of Caroline Shaw as played by the Attacca Quartet provides sensations of vitality and joy, related in a review by Rebecca S. Lentjes.

In Review: A Premiere by Songs of Solomon

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Brin Solomon reviews a powerful new oratorio-in-progress by Tracy K. Smith and Aaron Siegel, based on Civil War-era letters sent by African American soldiers and their families, as performed by Songs of Solomon.