Episode #3329

Extended Covers

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Monday, April 23, 2012

For this New Sounds, hear new works based on existing ones.  There’s a work by the 2012 Pultzer Prize winner, Kevin Puts - his Symphony No. 3, “Vespertine,” inspired by Icelandic singer Bjork’s album of the same name. Then hear a piece by John Halle based on two Thelonius Monk tunes, “Straight, No Chaser” and “Brilliant Corners.” 

Also, hear a bit of Philip Glass’s "Low" Symphony, based on the record "Low" by David Bowie and Brian Eno first released in 1977.  And much more.

PROGRAM #3329, Extended Covers  (First aired on 4/23/2012)                                                 





Thelonious Monk

Ken Burns - Jazz The Story

Straight, No Chaser 1951, excerpt [1:30]

Boxed Set available at



John Halle: Sphere[']s [9:13]

Innova 820

Vijay Iyer Trio


Mmmhmm [4:33]

ACT Music ACT 9524
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Philip Glass

Low Symphony

Warszawa (finale) [15:59]

Point Music #438 150-2**

Available for purchase at

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra | Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor

The Composer's Voice

Kevin Puts Symphony No. 3 "Vespertine" (after Bjork), open +close [7:04]


John Harle

Terror and Magnificence

Rosie-Blood (Sederunt) [9:08]

Argo #452605
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Comments [2]

dave bernard

Kevin Puts really has an ear for 'classic' composition. Recalls Fifties screen soundtrack genre as Alex North. I'm impressed.

Dave Bernard, Cambridge MA (USA)

May. 01 2012 11:30 AM
Steve K. from nyc

Good show, but i think you've gotten at least one of the Monk tunes of the songs is clearly "Well, you needn't".

Apr. 23 2012 11:26 PM

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