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Music New 09/08/2011


Ticket Raffle for Wilco at Merriweather Post


The folks at dBpm/Anti- Records are giving Politics & Prose customers a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Wilco show (with Nick Lowe opening) on Sunday, September 25, at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Wilco will have a new album, The Whole Love, released two days after the show.

Here’s a short behind-the-scenes video, and their cover version of Nick Lowe’s “I Love My Label”.

To enter the drawing, please email your name and phone number to , and put WILCO in the subject field.




Frank Sinatra & Count Basie, The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings (Concord, $17.98)
In 1962 and 1964, Frank Sinatra and the Count Basie Orchestra got together to make two LPs—the first arranged and conducted by Neil Hefti, the second by Quincy Jones. These swinging sessions are re-mastered and released on one CD, and contain great versions of “Pennies from Heaven,” “Learnin’ the Blues,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” and seventeen others.

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Midnight Sun (Emarcy, $16.98)
Over the years, singer Dee Dee Bridgewater has programmed imaginative albums in homage to Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Horace Silver, Kurt Weil, as well as to the French chanson tradition. Midnight Sun collects the best tracks from these works.

NOTE: Ms Bridgewater will headline the Rosslyn Jazz Festival this Saturday, September 10. She is scheduled for 5:15 p.m..

Sharon Isbin & Friends, Guitar Passions (Sony Masterworks, $13.98)
Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin’s last album, Journey to the New World, featured collaborations with Joan Baez and fiddler Mark O’Connor. On Guitar Passions, Isbin invited guitarists Stanley Jordan, Steve Vai, Romero Lubambo, and Nancy Wilson (of Heart) to the party, playing pieces by Rodrigo, Albéniz, Jobim, Barrios, Sinesi, among others.

Mercury Prize

MusicSinger/guitarist/composer PJ Harvey won the Mercury Prize (Great Britain’s award for best album of the year) for Let England Shake (Island Records, $14.98).

I definitely recommend it; here’s what I wrote in February:

“PJ Harvey can sing forcefully, and also with delicacy; in a low bluesy growl, or, as heard on her new album, in a more vulnerable, high voice. Harvey sings about England, wars, and history, within a folk-rock setting of guitars, autoharp, and some intriguing harmonies and samples. This is an album to explore.”

You can hear a winter concert by PJ Harvey featuring many songs from Let England Shake on NPR.

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András Goldinger