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Mark Tatulli--Desmond Pucket and the Cloverfield Junior High Carnival of Horrors (2016)

  SOUNDTRACK: FATHER FIGURES-Tiny Desk Concert #273 (April 29, 2013).

Bob Boilen describes Father Figures as “It was brash, zany, brainy, scary and danceable.”  The band formed in NYU around 2007 with Adam Schatz on sax and effects, Jas Walton on sax, Spencer Zahn on upright bass, Ian Chang on drums and Ross Edwards on keyboards. 1,064 more words

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Peter Brown--The Wild Robot (2016)

SOUNDTRACK: EFTERKLANG-Tiny Desk Concert #270 (April 8, 2013).

Efterklang is a Danish group whose recent album Piramida took its members to an abandoned mining town between the North Pole and Norway.

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Michael Carroll--Dog Gone Dog [Dewey Mac Maker Mysteries] (2015)

SOUNDTRACK: OMAR SOSA & PAOLO FRESU-Tiny Desk Concert #272 (April 22, 2013).

Omar Sosa plays piano and Paolo Fresu plays trumpet and flugelhorn.  Many types of music could come from this combination, but this duo creates beautiful, mellow music that is calming and lovely.  893 more words

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James Kochalka--Johnny Boo: Twinkle Power (2008)

SOUNDTRACK: SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR-Tiny Desk Concert #209 (April 16, 2012).

Dressed all in black with pink accents the Soweto Gospel Choir certainly looks striking.  And their voices are superb. 573 more words

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James Kochalka--Johnny Boo: The Best Little Ghost in the World! (2008)

 SOUNDTRACK: RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA-Tiny Desk Concert #201 (March 8, 2012).

Rudresh Mahanthappa is a saxophonist whom I had not heard of but who is obviously very highly regarded (he won a Guggenheim Fellowship). 742 more words

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George Saunders--The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil (2005)

SOUNDTRACK: MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS-Tiny Desk Concert #254 (December 3, 3012).

I missed the whole Macklemore & Ryan Lewis thing when it happened in 2012.  1,873 more words

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Doug TenNapel--Cardboard (2012)

SOUNDTRACK: MARY HALVORSON QUINTET-Tiny Desk Concert #267 (February 25, 2013).

I had never heard of Mary Halvorson before.  And that makes sense because she is an avant-garde free-jazz guitarist, a sound I like (sometimes) but one which I do not follow.  1,178 more words

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