On the Record: January 17, 2020

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This week in On the Record: Check out an immersive collection of contemporary Armenian music, lovingly curated by violinist Movses Pogossian, plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.

New Music Preview: CP Unit

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Listen to an exclusive preview track from 'One Foot on the Ground Smoking Mirror Shakedown,' a new album by saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos and his CP Unit, coming in February on the Ramp Local label.

Playlist (The Shuddering Breath of Yesterday).

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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 Alex Dowling, Brunhild Ferrari & Jim O'Rourke, King Crimson, and Melaine Dalibert.

In Review: Patricia Brennan

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Lana Norris reviews the premiere performance of 'Raíces Jarochos,' vibraphonist and composer Patricia Brennan's musical love letter to her Mexican home town, presented at National Sawdust in December.

Playlist (A Flourish of Ritual Activity).

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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 Catherine Christer Hennix, Erik Carlson, Kate Carr, and Ekmeles.

Craig Shepard: Composing a Space for Reflection and Healing

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Composer Craig Shepard talks to Lana Norris about 'Broken Silence,' a new composition intended to foster dialogue and healing in the wake of sexual-abuse scandals in the Catholic Church.