Tag Archives: music

Vocal Locals

These are the tales of two crooners. One hailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, and picked up a close pal in New Haven along the way to becoming one of the most famous singers of the 20th century. The other is …

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Music Theory

The traditional vocabulary of music doesn’t always work for trumpeter, composer and New Havener Wadada Leo Smith. …

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Outside Tracks

Long ago, the New Haven colony had outposts down the coast, as far away as what we now call Philadelphia. Today, New Haven’s diaspora goes in all directions, including…

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Record Players

Round, grooved slabs with punchy inner labels and some heft to them. Hundreds of parallel lines forming bar codes of color on shelves or in crates. Rich, warm sound with crackles and pops of character spreading across the room. …

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’Borne and Raised

The first notes of Airborne Charlie’s eponymous debut album, out today, materialize like raindrops on water, delicate and rippling. …

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All Together Now

The sounds of a small orchestra drift down from an open window above one of the parking lots at Erector Square. It’s Friday afternoon, and already the light is fading. But upstairs at Music Haven, the fun is just getting …

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Morale Victory

To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day this week, Daily Nutmeg is publishing a four-part series examining New Haven’s impact on World War II—and vice versa.

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Pace Yourself

The 24th International Festival of Arts & Ideas picks up the pace in New Haven…

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Sound Mind

It’s a rainy Sunday afternoon, and Chris Della Ragione has been lowering the needle over jazz and reggae records…

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Behind the Music

K. H. Chapin Fine Violins

Kevin Chapin makes his living shaping slabs of spruce and maple into beautiful forms. But Chapin isn’t a sculptor, exactly; he’s a luthier…

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