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US singer Neneh Cherry performs during the Fnac Indetendances festival on August 7, 2009 in Paris.
NPR's music critic Ann Powers joins the show to review two new jazz albums from musicians at home and abroad.
Dr. Michael C. White - Adventures In New Orleans Jazz, Part 2
Dr. Michael C. White, clarinetist and New Orleans jazz musician, has appeared on more than three dozen recordings, including 11 of his own albums. He's been associated with other acts as well, including Papa Jophn Joseph and Willie Joseph and Earl Fouche. During Hurricane Katrina, White lost lost most of his possessions, including his extensive record collection.
Neneh Cherry and the Thing - The Cherry Thing
The Cherry Thing is a collaborative album from Neneh Cherry and Swedish jazz band The Thing. Cherry was born in Stockholm, and has used her music as a form of political protest. Her first album, Raw Like Sushi, was a protest song about the Falkland Islands. This album features covers of Suicide's "Dream Baby Dream," "Dirt" by The Stooges and a few original songs. Cherry was originally in the punk rock band, Rip, Rig +panic, and recalls the same punk spirit in this album.
Ann Powers, NPR music critic who joins Madeleine every other Tuesday to discuss the latest in music.