New Music Preview: Jason McMahon

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Listen to an exclusive preview track from 'Odd West,' an engrossing new album of acoustic-guitar reveries by Brooklyn indie-music stalwart Jason McMahon, due Jan. 31 on the Shinkoyo label.

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.

Best of 2019: Noteworthy Recordings

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National Sawdust Log editor and lead writer Steve Smith looks back at the recordings that made a lasting impact in 2019, surveying contemporary and canonical concert music, jazz, pop, and more.

Best of 2019: 10 Memorable Musical Events

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National Sawdust Log editor and lead writer Steve Smith looks back at the 10 most memorable performances he attended in New York City during 2019.

On the Record: December 20, 2019

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This week in On the Record, new tapes (yes, tapes) from Julianna Barwick and Mike Weis, plus dozens of listings for releases coming in the New Year.

JACK Quartet: Exploring New Frontiers in Collaboration

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In advance of JACK Frontiers, a new two-night event JACK Quartet presents free of charge at The New School Dec. 17 & 18, the quartet members and composers share thoughts about creating music together.

On the Record: December 13, 2019

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This week in On the Record, new releases from a.pe.ri.od.ic, James Ilgenfritz, Nickolas Mohanna, Moondog, and Yevgeniy Sharlat, plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.

On the Record: December 6, 2019

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This week in On the Record, new releases from Eluvium, 9 Horses, Wendy Richman, Erin Rogers, and Shasta Cults, plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.

On the Record: November 29, 2019

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This week in On the Record, new releases from Matt Barbier, Kate Carr, Rob Clutton with Tony Malaby, and Jeffrey Zeigler, plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.