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Episode #2934

Post-Jazz

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

What do you get when you infuse driving rock rhythms and cover songs, along with folk traditions of several countries together and put it in the hands and horns of jazz players?  Well, for this New Sounds, we'll call it "post-jazz."  Folks like The Bad Plus make this music, having fun by covering songs by Yes or Rush, and upping the fun quotient even more by doing arrangements of songs by Ligeti and Stravinsky. 

Then there's the Tiptons Sax Quartet who have incorporated Balkan music and Italian folk song rhythms into what they're doing.  Also, from the UK, as if to answer The Bad Plus, there's the Neil Cowley Trio, bringing "prog" into the conversation as well.  We'll hear from all these bands, along with something from the Matthew Shipp Trio and more.

PROGRAM # 2934 Post-Jazz (First aired on Thurs. 5/7/09)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

The Bad Plus + Wendy Lewis

For all I care

Babbitt: Semi-Simple Variations, excerpt [1:30]
Ligeti: Fem (Etude No. 8) [3:30]
Wilco: Radio Cure [6:30]

Heads Up 3148
www.headsup.com

Neil Cowley Trio

Loud Louder Stop

Dinosaur Die [6:00]

Cake Music CACD 78551
www.neilcowleytrio.com

The Bad Plus

Give

1979 Semi-finalist [5:00]

Sony 58331 shop.myplay.com

Matthew Shipp

Harmonic Disorder

Mel Chi 2 [2:00] Quantum Waves [5:00]

Thirsty Ear 57187
www.thirstyear.com

The Tiptons Sax Quartet

Laws of Motion

Sind’ [3:00]

Tiptons Sax Quartet, no. # www.tiptonssaxquartet.com

Colin Stetson

New History Warfare Volume 1

As a Bird or Branch [4:00]

Aagoo Records 06
www.aagoo.com

The Tiptons Sax Quartet

Laws of Motion

Marjan [5:00]

See above.

Neil Cowley Trio

Loud Louder Stop

Synaesthesia Traffic, excerpt [2:00]

See above.

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Comments [3]

New Sounds Asst. Prod.

@PDellevigne - yes, the Neil Cowley link is outdated. I have just fixed it. As for the rest of the links, they all seem to work for me. The audio for the show should be up by 11:15 this morning. Thanks for listening. @Liz from Oakland, thank you for the recommendation. We will check out Polar Bear.

Jun. 20 2011 10:51 AM
PDellevigne from West Chester

Loved the first part of the show. Lost WNYC on my way back to Phila. But what is with the links on this page? Almost none of them lead to music samples or even viewable sites.

Jun. 20 2011 10:16 AM
Liz from Oakland California

LOVE New Sounds Podcast. If you do more episodes on "Post-Jazz" might I recommend the U.K. band Polar Bear? Their 2010 recording "Peepers" is varied, somehow both easy to listen to and exploratory. I really think they're doing something new with jazz - not easy to do!

Jun. 19 2011 11:52 PM

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