Episode #2578

Piano and Voice (Encore Edition)

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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

This New Sounds highlights evocative but enigmatic songs for that apparently simplest of combinations – piano and voice. From the most recent record by Susanne Abbuehl, hear “In the Dark Pine-Wood” with poetry by James Joyce, and something new from songwriter Lee Feldman. Also, there’s a beautiful tune - “Strange Lures” by the reclusive Ed Pastorini. Hear more music for piano and voice by Robin Holcomb with a breathtaking track, “Deliver Me.” Plus, Peter Gabriel’s “Here Comes The Flood.”

PROGRAM #2578: Not So Simple Songs (First aired on Tues. 9-05-06)





Lee Feldman

I’ve Forgotten Everything

Me And My Sara Remaining [4:00] OR

Robert Fripp


Peter Gabriel: Here Comes The Flood [4:30]

UM #114** This version, from the Fripp CD, is Discipline Global Mobile #0602 **

Ed Pastorini

Private tape

Strange Lures [3:30]

Not commercially available. Pastorini has one CD, under the name 101 Crustaceans. It's available, along with some info, at OR downloadable at

Alexa Babakhanian

Live, WNYC, 10/91

In The Garden [3:30]

Not available.

Susanne Abbeuhl


In The Dark Pine Wood [3:00]

ECM #1906**

Kaki King

Until We Felt Red

You Don’t Have To Be Afraid [8:00]

Velour #22 Or download from or iTunes.



107 Steps [2:30]

Island/Elektra #62533**



Eldorado [3:00]

American #43075 **
Available at*

Robin Holcomb

Live, WNYC, 10/92

Deliver Me [6:00]

Not commercially available.

Antony & The Johnsons

I Am A Bird Now

Bird Gerhl [3:00]

Secretly Canadian #105 **
Or download from

Comments [2]

cambridge dave

First tunes sound like a throw-back to Randy Newman. Be nice to hear a trained vocalist, and get Donovans arranger to add oboe, bassoon and arco bs to flesh it out to find possible merit.

Aug. 10 2011 07:59 PM
Raymond Bally Jr.

Really enjoyed the Ed Pastorini track and Fripp/Gabriel Flood. The mood reminded me of a great debut piano based album by Andy Pratt. Add this album to the playlist. Thanks, Ray

Aug. 09 2011 11:35 PM

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