On the Record: February 21, 2020

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This week in On the Record, the ingenious composer and vocalist Jennifer Walshe evokes the early history of Western music, aided by artificial intelligence. Plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.

Playlist (Songs to Be Sung).

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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 Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays, Jasmine Guffond, Vanessa Rossetto, and Reinbert de Leeuw.

On the Record: February 14, 2020

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This week in On the Record: New on Elsewhere, the French pianist and composer Melaine Dalibert lavishes his sensitive touch on music by Anastassis Philippakopoulos. Plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.

New Music Preview: yMusic

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Listen to Gabriella Smith's 'Mare,' an exclusive preview of a new album by yMusic, 'Ecstatic Science,' arriving on February 14 from New Amsterdam Records.

Playlist (Stand in Defiance).

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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 Hildur Guðnadóttir, Kaffe Matthews, Tim Berne's Snakeoil, and Nick Storring.

On the Record: February 7, 2020

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This week in On the Record: New Amsterdam issues 'Wax and Wire,' the label debut of the vibrant mixed ensemble Latitude 49. Plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.

Playlist (I Found That Essence Rare).

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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 the Webber/Morris Big Band, Jennifer Curtis & Tyshawn Sorey, Evan Johnson, and Gang of Four.

On the Record: January 31, 2020

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This week in On the Record: Carrier releases a new album of deliriously lovely auto-tuned vocal consort music composed by Alex Dowling. Plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.

Playlist (Um, Listen).

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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 Darragh Morgan & John Tilbury, Clara de Asís, Eva-Maria Houben, and Scott Johnson.

On the Record: January 24, 2020

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This week in On the Record: Check out an impressive career-overview set devoted to the cellist Charles Curtis and the composers he has championed, plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.