The Hear and Now – May 25, 2017

The Hear and Now

From singer-songwriters to avant-garde jazz; old faves, new voices, and live performances. With host Derk Richardson.

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True Life Trio performs live on The Hear and Now – May 4, 2017

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Derk Richardson hosts True Life Trio–Leslie Bonnett, Briget Boyle, and Juliana Graffagna–performing live in the KPFA studio, with Tony Ferro engineering, and Irene Sazer (of Real Vocal String Quartet) talking about the May 11 fundraising concert for Syrian humanitarian aid at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley.


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Clarinet Thing and the Stray Horns Play Ellington: The Hear and Now – April 20, 2017

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Derk Richardson hosts a Duke Ellington mini-festival, with Clarinet Thing and the Stray Horns performing live in the KPFA studio– a preview of the “Celebrating Duke’s Birthday” concerts coming up on April 22 and April 29 at Musically Minded Academy in Oakland. (These will the last events in Jim Bennett’s In the Moment Concert Series … Continued


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A Tribute to Chuck Berry: The Hear and Now – March 23, 2017

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Tonight’s playlist dominated by Chuck Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017): his original recordings of his classic and less well-known songs, and a slew of obvious and somewhat obscure cover versions. With quoted commentary from Ann Powers. Plus, birthday nods to David Olney, Keith Relf, Nick Lowe, and William Shatner. Hosted by Derk Richardson.


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Cellist Joshua McClain performance and interview: The Hear and Now – March 16, 2017

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Known for his work with Monica Pasqual & the Handsome Brunettes, Spark & Whisper, and others, Bay Area cellist Joshua McClain cites such influences as Andrew Bird, Zoe Keating, Mark Summer, Yo-Yo Ma, Sigur Rós, and Jimi Hendrix behind the looped, processed, and amplified soundscapes of his original music. Currently working on and fundraising for … Continued


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