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Episode #2974

Unusual Lead Instruments

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Saturday, November 05, 2011

For this New Sounds, hear some recent recordings that feature a strange assortment of music-making devices.  From music boxes, a choir that whistles, and the Chinese double-reed woodwind instrument called the suona, we'll hear from Bill Frisell, John Hollenbeck's Large Ensemble, Beat Circus, and more.  Not to be outdone, there's something from Gordon Grdina’s East Van Strings which showcases the oud, Arabic lute, paired with Western strings.

PROGRAM # 2974, Unexpected instruments (First aired on Mon. 8-31-09)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Bill Frisell

Disfarmer

Disfarmer Theme [5:37] Focus [2:26] Little Girl [3:42] Shutter, Dream [4:24]

Nonesuch 478524
www.nonesuch.com

Gordon Grdina’s East Van Strings

The Breathing of Statues

The Breathing of Statues [14:01]

Songlines SA1572
www.songlines.com

John Hollenbeck’s Large Ensemble

Eternal Interlude

The Cloud [13:09]

Sunnyside 1220 www.johnhollenbeck.com

Beat Circus

Boy From Black Mountain

The Sound and the Fury [4:11]

Rune 294
cuneiformrecords.com

Ushio Torikai

Rest

Rest, excerpt [2:00]

Innova 722
www.innova.mu

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Comments [1]

khadija from brooklyn

You're at it again! Thank God, the Universe, whatever. You are a gift. Merci

Nov. 05 2011 11:56 PM

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