Episode #3165

New Releases, January 2011

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Monday, January 31, 2011

It's the most wonderful time of the month!  No, not when we see if we can break the January snowfall records.  Rather, it's the new releases show - the pick of the piles of submissions that made it to John Schaefer's desk.  Expect some big band hijinks from Fred Ho and the Green Monster Big Band along with some kora-based Afro-pop or something a bit jazzier, still with kora, but with vibes and marimba too.  Perhaps we'll also hear some skronky yet "serious" music from a punkass jazz quartet, and a shot of Romanian gypsy cabaret.  If we're extra lucky, there might also be some epic dub music that ends sounding like SUNN O))), from a classically trained IDM pianist.

PROGRAM #        3165, New Releases January 2011     (First aired on 1-31-11)                       





Fred Ho & the Green Monster Band

Year of the Tiger

Hoyt Axton/ Hanna-Barbera: Theme from Johnny Quest [4:05]

Innova 789



Tryst'N Shout [5:08]

RUNE 321


Laru Beya

Wamada [4:13]
Laru Beya [3:22]

Stonetree Records / Subpop NXA 002

Mamadou Diabate


Dafina [4:30]

World Village 468108
Due out February 8, 2011

Warren Smith, Lloyd Haber, Abdou Mboup, Jaribu Shahid

Bones & Tones

In the Valley of Dreams [5:59]

Freedom Art Records
FAR 52964

Sussan Deyhim

City of Leaves

Glyphs on the Horizon [4:20]

Venus Rising Records


Gypsy in a Tree

Jandarmul (trad) [5:30]

Barbès Records

Francesco Tristano


Nach Wasser Noch Erde [8:25]

InFiné  if1012

New Releases, December 2010 (Weekly Podcast)

It's the most wonderful time of the month!  John Schaefer sifts through the steady stream of CDs that have flooded his office to find a sampling of new releases worthy of showcasing in tonight's New Sounds program.  From here we can see some acoustic Afro-pop, a heaping helping of Balkan-inspired jazz, Balkan-informed indie rock, and the Sway Machinery, featuring Khaira Arby.  Plus, new music from Stephan Micus, and much more.


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