Episode #3280

Catching up with Donna McKevitt

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

London-based composer and vocalist Donna McKevitt makes a return visit to the New Sounds studio for this edition of the program.  When she was last on the show in the 1990's, it was with her settings of poetry of the late Derek Jarman, "Translucence."  McKevitt performs her settings of poetry by Maya Angelou for us in a trio setting, with trumpeter Lew Soloff and double bassist Francois Mouton. 

She'd actually written the Angelou song cycle before "Translucence" in the 1990s as she was touring as one of the members of the goth/medieval/madrigal/rock group Miranda Sex Garden.  We'll also listen to another of her collaborations with Cesarians' drummer and poet Jan Noble.  That, and more.

PROGRAM # 3280, Catching Up with Donna McKevitt  (First aired on 12/13/2011)                                                              





Miranda Sex Garden

Derek Jarman - Blue

Blue, excerpt [1:30]

Mute Records  79337 (Elektra /WEA)*

Donna McKevitt


Excerpt [:30]

Teldec #22500 CD out of print, but music available online at I-Tunes Music Store

Donna McKevitt & Noble

These Are The Words

Excerpt {:30] 
Due out Spring 2012

Donna McKevitt--vocals

Lew Soloff—trumpet
Francois Mouton--double bass

Live, 12/13/2011

Donna McKevitt--The Caged Bird [2:37]

Equality [2:26]
The Blues May Be The Life You've Led [2:51]

Born That Way [6:41]

These performances not commercially available.

Donna McKevitt & Jan Noble (the Cesarians)

These Are The Words

These Were The Words [2:58]
It Is Dawn [6:01] 
Due out Spring 2012

Donna Mc Kevitt


Sebastiane [6:14]
February, excerpt [2:30]

Teldec #22500 CD out of print, but music available online at I-Tunes Music Store and 

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Comments [1]

Carol from Nj

Thanks John. I loved this cut from Translucence when I first heard it on your show years ago and it remains one of my favorites. Thanks for years of great music.

Dec. 13 2011 11:55 PM

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