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Nellie McKay on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts

5th Apr 11 (Tue) Leave a comment

Nellie McKay stopped by for a NPR Tiny Desk Concert with Bob Boilen / All Songs Considered

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~Dan – np: PlaceboSleeping With Ghosts


Dave Douglas & Brass Ecstasy on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

21st Jul 09 (Tue) Leave a comment

Dave Douglas & Brass Ecstasy released Spirit Moves earlier this year, and it is fantastic… one of the best releases of the year so far.  It’s out now on Greenleaf Music (Dave’s label).

Well, yesterday (7/20), their recent Tiny Desk Concert (a great feature on NPR) was posted as streaming video and as part of the NPR: Live Concerts from All Songs Considered Podcast.  From the article… Afterward, I heard a colleague who works elsewhere in the building rave, “I don’t know anything about jazz, but that was amazing!” See, the mere mention of jazz may scare off many, but when you see experts performing as ebulliently as these folks did, it’s hard to remain unmoved.

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Setlist (17:54)

  • “Spirit Moves” (Douglas)
  • “This Love Affair” (Wainwright)
  • “Twilight of the Dogs” (Douglas)


  • Dave Douglas, trumpet
  • Luis Bonilla, trombone
  • Vincent Chancey, French horn
  • Marcus Rojas, tuba
  • Nasheet Waits, drums

~Dan – np: Jónsi & AlexRiceboy Sleeps

Her Fourth album, NPR’s Project Song, and remaking ’There Will Be Blood’

9th Apr 08 (Wed) 5 comments

Nellie McKay is at it again. “It” being writing another album. Her fourth release is due out this fall (yay!). Her comment on it… “it’ll be kick ass.”

She is also the debut artist for Bob Boilen / NPR’s Project Song. 2 days, 1 artist, 1 song. BTW, it’s downloadable (iTunes or other RSS feeder) as part of the “NPR All Songs Considered” podcast.

She wrote and recorded a song called “Cavendish” based on a photo (the 2nd one below)… the song fits in more with her easy-listening/old-timey songs (not her quirky raps or Zombie-romps). She sang all parts and played ukelele, piano, cello, and drum programming for the song. (They gave her a 3rd day to work on it.)

NPR Project Song

The photo inspiration:

Rumors that McKay is set to develop a cure for pancreatic cancer, successfully impeach the president on the Senate floor and remake There Will Be Blood, playing every role by herself (including the milkshake), have yet to be confirmed at press time.

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