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'Barchords': An Intense, Pensive Album About Love

Bahamas is the stage name used by Canadian singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen, who put out his first album in 2009. His second album, Barchords, is a measured look at the end of a lengthy relationship.
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Cotton Mather's 'Kontiki,' The Album That Won't Go Gently

The 15-year-old album went out of print, but big-name fans pushed for a reissue and a reunion gig.
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Julia Nunes On World Cafe

Hear the YouTube sensation perform her unique uke-melodica acoustic songs on today's show.
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Gospel Meets Jazz, With Unpredictable Results

Two recent albums, from Don Byron's New Gospel Quintet and Charlie Haden and Hank Jones, offer contrasting perspectives on the intersection of two quintessentially American music styles.
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Review: Two New Perspectives On Jazz, Gospel

Critic Tom Moon reviews two contrasting perspectives on the intersection of jazz and gospel music. Multi-instrumentalist Don Byron has just released "Love, Peace and Soul" featuring his New Gospel Quintet. Also out is a set of duets between the late pianist Hank Jones and bassist Charlie Haden, titled "Come Sunday." Moon says the two projects reimagine old-time religious tunes in surprisingly different ways.

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