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Glass & Blood Listen to a preview of “Glass & Blood: Concert Works from the Bloodiest Film Scores” on WFMU’s Morricone Island

 
The January 20th edition of WFMU’s excellent soundtrack music show Morricone Island featured pianist Michael Riesman and violinist Chase Spruill as guests, and together with host Devon E. Levins they spun a pretty amazing preview of Glass & Blood: Concert Works from the Bloodiest Film Scores by Philip Glass, which…

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220px-Candymanposter Mixtape Mondays: Chase Spruill on Philip Glass’ “Candyman” Score

“I had a pretty normal upbringing as a young kid in a military family, and my one and only flaw (okay, fine, I had many bratty childhood flaws) was that I’d like to sneak and watch really scary movies.  Anywhere.  TV.  Movie theaters.  Turns out I wasn’t nearly as good at sneaking around as…

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Zs Listen to the title track from Zs’ new album “Xe”

 
Brooklyn’s Zs comes to LPR next Wednesday, January 21 for the record release show of the band’s latest, Xe. We’ve been looking forward to this one for a while, and now the premiere of the album’s title track over at NPR has us even more excited.
 
Have a listen to…

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Hessismore New Video: Hessismore playing “Stupidface” live

 
Brooklyn-based nonprofit OMW just premiered a new live video of “Stupidface” by Hessismore, who are playing LPR this Thursday, January 15.

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Screen Shot 2015-01-12 at 3.17.27 PM Mixtape Mondays: Justin Kantor on the LPR (New)Classical Series


I’ve created a playlist inspired by the upcoming (New)Classical series, which kicks off on Tuesday. I wanted to play off the themes of the series and also the onset of winter… the mix is solitary, pensive, and a little spiritual. It features composers born mid 19th century onward, who lean towards…

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Hessismoremixtape Mixtape Mondays: Mikkel of Hessismore

We asked leading man Mikkel Hess (of Hess is More) to compile a playlist for us, featuring music he is “generally excited about” + some Hessismore & Lorna Dune favorites. Continue reading

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Bowie Elvis birthday tribute Don’t miss the fifth anniversary of Oh! You Pretty Things’ Bowie & Elvis live tribute

We’re looking forward to celebrating the birthdays of two of the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll royalty later this month. On Sunday, January 18, Oh! You Pretty Things presents its fifth annual David Bowie and Elvis Presley live tribute at LPR.
 
The event will feature live sets by Michael T…

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Robert Glasper Video: A Winter Jazzfest teaser from Robert Glasper and Steinway & Sons

Check out this short but sweet NYC Winter Jazzfest teaser from Robert Glasper (playing Blue Note Now! at LPR this Thursday 1/8) and Steinway & Sons

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Winter Jazzfest 2015 Listen to this year’s NYC Winter Jazzfest artists on iTunes Radio

 
The 11th NYC Winter Jazzfest gets underway on Thursday, and this year the festival has its own station on iTunes Radio! Tune and listen to many of the amazing artists who will be performing.
 
You can also sample and purchase recordings by those artists in the Winter Jazzfest iTunes

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Sidarta A Q&A with I Gusti Putu Sidarta, Balinese mask and shadow master

 
Update: Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.
 
On Tuesday, January 6 Balinese mask and shadow master I Gusti Putu Sidarta will perform at LPR with Shahzad Ismaily and members of Gamelan Dharma Swara and Gamelan Raga Kusuma. We caught up with Sidarta via email to ask him a few questions about…

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IMG_2602 Photos: Our Point of View

Check out these photos of the jazz supergroup, Our Point of View, featuring Robert Glasper, Kendrick Scott, Derrick Hodge, Lionel Loueke, Marcus Strickland, and Ambrose Akinmusire. Continue reading

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ARTO Mixtape Mondays: End of 2014

For this edition of Mixtape Mondays, we asked the LPR staff to pick a favorite track from an artist who graced our stage with their presence in 2014. Take a listen below: Continue reading

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Jose James Watch the trailer for José James upcoming Blue Note album “Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music Of Billie Holiday”

 
The immensely talented jazz vocalist José James will be at LPR on Thursday, January 8 for Blue Note Now!, a NYC Winter Jazzfest showcase.
 
James also has a new Blue Note album on the way this spring. Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music Of Billie Holiday will be his third…

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giftguide LPR Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Here at LPR, we often have to make things happen on the fly…such is the case when buying gifts for loved ones during this holiday season. Below, our staff has picked a few items that we think would make great gifts for the person in your life who is simply “impossible” to buy for. From membership gift packages, to box-sets, we’ve got you covered! Continue reading

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classicalasfuck_spotheal New “Classical as Fuck” T-Shirts Now For Sale!

Due to the overwhelming popularity of our “sex, drugs, and classical music” t-shirts we went ahead and made our other button “classical as fuck” into shirts as well! A truly badass design that speaks for itself, we can’t wait to raise some eyebrows wearing it at our next recital. As we’ve said before, if…

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ToddSickafoose_tiny Our Favorite Fliers: Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors perform Bear Proof


Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors return to LPR this Sunday 12/14 for the NYC premiere of his genre-less, sweeping compositional tribute to California, Bear Proof. We can’t wait to see it live, but in the meantime here’s the fantastic poster for the show designed by Grady McFerrin.
 
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Our Point of View Listen to a playlist of music by the members of Blue Note supergroup Our Point of View

 
Blue Note Records continues its 75th anniversary celebrations with a very special concert this Friday at LPR. Together with leading jazz station WBGO, the label is presenting the only East Coast appearance by Our Point of View, a supergroup featuring six of the most exciting and innovative artists currently on the Blue…

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@_flatteryoperated #LiveAtLPR Instagram round-up: October & November

We’re headed into cold and rainy territory, but before we do, let’s take a look back at our favorite Instagram shots from the Fall. Continue reading

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OurPointOfView_Feat1 Kendrick Scott & Marcus Strickland on Our Point of View


In anticipation of their show here on December 12 Kendrick Scott and Marcus Strickland stopped by WBGO to discuss the supergroup Our Point of View with Simon Retner.
Take a listen to the interview over here and make sure you get your tickets while you can.
 
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unnamed-12 Todd Sickafoose on his new composition “Bear Proof”


“I recently wrote a wordless, somewhat genreless, meditational epic entitled “Bear Proof” for an octet version of my band Tiny Resistors. Those who’ve heard it say “the experience is like watching a play” — it’s the most ambitious thing I’ve attempted to write.” The creation of “Bear Proof” was funded by a Chamber…

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ACME_msp10 Photos: ACME

Check out these photos from A Centennial Tribute to Andrzej Panufnik featuring the ACME ensemble. Photos taken by Mark Shelby Perry. Continue reading

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unnamed-13 Mixtape Monday: Angie Pontani’s Holiday Playlist


We asked the fabulous Angie Pontani of Burlesque-A-Pades to put together a holiday playlist in anticipation of her troupe’s return to the LPR stage on December 5th! Enjoy!
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Welcome to my holiday playlist! I’ve picked some classics from the crooners I love, some tracks that put me in the mood…

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Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset LPR Holiday Membership Package

Get the music lover in your life a holiday gift they’ll brag about for the next year. LPR’s Holiday Membership Package gets the recipient into over 100 concerts in the next year, with over ten shows per month at LPR designated as “free for members.” Members also gets points at the bar to be…

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Ben Watt - photo by Edward Bishop Listen to Ben Watt’s “Pearson Park – Deep Folk Mixtape, Vol. 4″

 
Ben Watt, who plays LPR on Tuesday, December 9, recently released “Pearson Park,” the fourth installment in his Deep Folk Mixtape series. Give it a spin below. Here’s some setup from Wondering Sound, who premiered the mix last Wednesday:
 
“Ben Watt is perhaps still best known for his work…

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Burlesque-A-Pades Angie Pontani talks with WNYC about Burlesque-A-Pades’ “A Christmas Shimmy”

 
On Friday, December 5 Burlesque-A-Pades kicks off its holiday tour with A Christmas Shimmy at LPR, and Angie Pontani of the World Famous Pontani Sisters spoke with WNYC about the show. She sums it up nicely:
 
“Burlesque is all about having fun, having a good time, enjoying yourself with family…

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