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WNYC’s source to hear your favorite bands and discover new ones, with live in-studio performances, interviews, and tips on wading through New York’s ever-vibrant concert scene. Hosted by John Schaefer.
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Trumpeter Keyon Harrold's Vibrant Tunes Offer Strength & Courage
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Trumpeter, singer, and composer Keyon Harrold has played with Beyoncé, Common, Erykah Badu, Rihanna, Eminem, D’Angelo and the Vanguard, LL Cool J, and Maxwell, to name a few. He was also the trumpet player behind Don Cheadle in the Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead; yes – that was his sound you were hearing on the Grammy-winning soundtrack.
On his new album, The Mugician, (a play on musician & magician), the Ferguson, MO-raised, NYC-based Harrold returns to his own music, with the help of a few friends and past collaborators, including Gary Clark Jr, Bilal, & Robert Glasper, among others. The tunes range from laments and expressions of frustration to melodic pleas for understanding, justice and peace. Keyon Harrold and his band perform some of these songs in the studio.
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Rated 5 out of
The most comprehensive music show on the planet
Love this show. Virtually every aspect of music is covered, always in an engaging, thoughtful way. If you love music, this is well worth the time to check out on a regular basis. Thanks for doing such a great job, guys!
Date published: 2013-10-22
Rated 5 out of
John Schaefer and his staff are so knowledgable and have such a wide range of interests. I am always impressed. Lots of discoveries.
Date published: 2013-10-16
Rated 4 out of
Often eclectic; always interesting; always an adventure. I've been introduced to a lot of new music over the years.
Date published: 2013-12-11