Episode #3067

Guitar Duos and Trios

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Guitar duos and trios are what we’ll hear on this New Sounds program. There’s music from an old LP featuring the duo of guitarist Nels Cline, playing acoustic, along with the late bassist Eric von Essen. Also, there’s music from the Rosetta trio led by bass player Stephan Crump, on a recording called Reclamation, which partners double bass with both acoustic and electric guitar.

Rounding out the show are more guitar duos, well – actually Hardanger fiddle and guitar in Trollstilt, and then a new take on J.S. Bach’s Cello Suite, arranged for fiddle and guitar. And more.

PROGRAM # 3067, Guitar Duos and Trios (First aired on 4/23/2010)





Ralph Towner w/ Glen Moore & Collin Walcott


El Brujo, excerpt [1:30]

ECM 1025

Nels Cline & Eric von Essen


Harlequin [7:21]

Nine Winds NW0105 of print.

Stephan Crump with rosetta trio


The Leaves, the Rain [5:35] Overreach [5:47]

Sunnyside 1243

Ralph Towner w/ Glen Moore & Collin Walcott


El Brujo [5:31]

ECM 1025


American Originals

Roulette [6:17]

Azalea city recordings

Bach Reformed (Rob Moose, guitar Dana Lyn, fiddle)

In Double

Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello: Prelude [2:28]

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Unsung String Duo

Live, WNYC 5-3-95

Doctrine of Denial [6:00]

Not commercially available.

Ralph Towner & Gary Burton


Aurora [4:59]

ECM 1056

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Comments [1]

Nels Cline also has a spectacular duo record with guitarist Elliott Sharp, called "Duo Milano":

They've recorded a second album together which I believe will come out later this year.

Aug. 12 2012 11:01 PM

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