Episode #3371

Unusual Jazz

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

This New Sounds program focuses on tunes that are hard to pin down, and always limn the boundaries between all sorts of jazz.  Listen to the Artichaut Orkestra, who mix klezmer and classical into their freewheeling originals, incorporating furious accordion, a weepy clarinet, and electric guitar.  Then, there’s a jazz trio from Portugal, LAMA, whose double-bassist loops his rhythmic lines, assisted by a pedal box, while the trumpet is digitally processed in real time, all aided by groovy drums. 

Not to be outdone, hear another double bassist, Carlos Bica, whose indie jazz is fed by the energy and the unquiet pulse of rock as well as the melancholy of Portuguese folk music.  If the time lords smile upon us, perhaps there will be adventurous new music by Les Rhinocéros', who combine ambient, rock and jazz with bits of world music, noise, and even a little circus music.  That and more.

PROGRAM #3371, Small Ensemble Jazz…Plus  (8/28/2012)                                                         







Tarantino [3:42]

Clean Feed CF 240

Les Rhinoceros

Les Rhinoceros

Tuml [4:54]

Tzadik Records - #TZA 7801CD

Charlie Peacock & Jeff Coffin, with Marc Ribot

Arc of the Circle

Rice, Dice, Mice [6:18]

Runway Records RN1003

Carlos Bica & Azul

Things About

Vale [8:11]

Clean Feed CF 239

Carsten Dahl, Arild Andersen, Jon Christensen

Space Is the Place

Nariman’s Mood [5:45]

Storyville - #STC 1014271



Melodia Minuscula [6:47]

See above.

Artichaut Orkestra

T For Teresa

La Cloche Qui Chose [5:46]

Tzadik 8161

Gato Libre


In Madrid, In August [8:53]

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