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The Roaring 20-Somethings; Chris Thile Plays Bach On Mandolin; Remixing Country Music

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Chris Thile performs in the Soundcheck studio. Chris Thile performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

In this episode: We hear about the “New Hot Jazz” movement: young musicians and singers playing the jazz of New Orleans and the 1920s.

Plus: Mandolin player Chris Thile goes back to Bach on his new album. He plays live.

And: There’s a new trend in country music: the remix. We listen to some of the results when traditional country adds a dancefloor beat.

     

      Guests:

      Elizabeth Bougerol, Will Friedwald, Chris Thile and Emily Yahr

      New Hot Jazz Is Warming Up

      Lately young jazz musicians have taken a shine to music of the turn of the century -- but not this century. They're looking back to the turn of the last century, and giving it a modern twist. Will Friedwald recently wrote about this so-called "new hot jazz" for Vanity Fair in an article called "How a Swath of 20-Somethings Have Tuned In to 1920s Pop." He joins us to discuss. Plus, we hear from one of the musicians who has been tuning into that 1920s pop and making it her own: Elizabeth Bougerol of The Hot Sardines.

      The first full-scale New York Hot Jazz Festival is on August 25 at Mehanata, on the Lower East Side – The Hot Sardines will play.

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      Dance Beats Take Country Music To A New Level

      There’s a new trend in country music: remixing. Emily Yahr of the Washington Post breaks it down for Soundcheck. 

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      Chris Thile: Bach On Mandolin

      Hear mandolin extraordinaire Chris Thile perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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      Download This: Baroness

      The metal band Baroness plays at Irving Plaza on Wednesday. Download "March to the Sea."

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