Episode #3089

Piano Poems

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Influenced by Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett (without the moans), Portuguese jazz pianist and film score composer Bernardo Sassetti brings the surrealistic and ethereal to the trio setting.  We’ll hear from his latest release, “Motion” on this New Sounds – maybe an arrangement of Sparklehorse , or perhaps Federico Mompou.

Then there’s more new music for piano by London 12-string acoustic guitar virtuoso/multi-instrumentalist James Blackshaw from his eight movement “All Is Falling” (note: like Dylan, he –gasp! – goes electric in parts of this swirling 45-minute long song cycle.)  Plus, singer-keyboardist-composer Judith Berkson melds the cantorial and classical to create something like a quirky cross of Schubert lied and the synagogue without turning "microtonal" into a dirty word.   Also, hear some recent trio music from both the Vijay Iyer Trio, and the Neil Cowley Trio.

PROGRAM # 3089, Piano Poems (First aired on 6/17/2010)





Kjetil Bjerkestrand

Piano Poems

The Ladder [3:34]

Kirkelig Kulturverksted FXCD 357

Bernardo Sassetti Trio


Homecoming Queen [6:34]

Clean Feed 177

James Blackshaw

All Is Falling

Part 1 [4:07]

Young God 42 due out August 24, 2010

Neil Cowley Trio


Degree In Intuition [4:15]

Harold Budd with Zeitgeist

She Is A Phantom

Breathless...1 [1:30] Pantomime [2:57] Laurel. [2:16] Angels Alight [2:38] Breathless...2 [1:22]

New Albion 66

Bjornstad-Darling-Rypdal-Christensen -

The Sea

The Sea I [7:52]

ECM 1545

Judith Berkson


Goodbye Friend No 2 [3:48]

ECM 2121

Bernardo Sassetti Trio


Morning Circles [5:16]

See above.

Vijay Iyer Trio


Mystic Brew (Trixation Version) [4:56]

ACT 9489

Bernardo Sassetti Trio


Tariff 3$hr - Max 2 hrs [5:16]

See above.

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