Music

Mark Ramos Nishita, better known as Money Mark, is 61 and lives in LA surrounded by his massive collection of instruments – guitars and recording gear including more than 70 Casio keyboards. Nishita is sometimes called the "fourth Beastie Boy" for his songwriting and touring work with the group, including keyboard contributions you may recognize from Check Your Head and Ill Communication.

Classical music fans are mourning the loss of Christa Ludwig, the beloved German mezzo-soprano celebrated both for her versatility and the warmth of her voice. She died at her home in Austria on April 24 at age 93.

Ludwig embraced a broad range of opera roles, with her silken tones, from the battered mistress Marie in Alban Berg's modernist Wozzeck, to the cheeky pageboy Cherubino in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro.

For decades, most of what jazz scholars have known about the late, Philadelphia-based pianist and composer Hasaan Ibn Ali came from a single 1965 album – The Max Roach Trio Featuring the Legendary Hasaan.

This week on Destination Out, Mike features the music of Nate Morgan, Charles Lloyd, and Ornette Coleman.

  This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast Robert Barclay offers a tribute to blues harpist, slide guitarist and pianist Paul Oscher who died recently. He included some of Oscher's recordings with Muddy Waters, Johnny Young, Hubert Sumlin, Johnny Dyer, Mark Hummel, the Mannish Boys, Savoy Brown and Big Bill Morganfield, one of Muddy's sons. 

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