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Episode #3417

John Schaefer's Completely Opinionated Top Ten of 2012

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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to John Schaefer's completely personal and opinionated look at the ten best new music releases of 2012. There just might be something by a Brooklyn-based Afrobeat party band, a violinist (usually a classical player) in collaboration with a German improvising pianist, and perhaps something from a cult American singer.  Listen for a vocal octet and a composer who reworked one of the classical music "war horse" works to great effect. 

    PROGRAM #3417, John Schaefer’s Top Ten Releases of 2012 (First aired on 1/9/2013)                                       

    ARTIST(S)

    RECORDING

    CUT(S)

    SOURCE

    10. Scott Walker

    Bisch Bosch

    Epizootics! [3:50]

    4AD #CAD 3220CD
    shopusa.4ad.com

    9. Ben Zeitlin & Dan Romer

    Beasts of the Southern Wild

    The Bathtub [3:38]

    Available at Amazon.com

    8. Eve Beglarian & Mary Rowell

    Songs from the River

    Beglarian: I’m Worried Now but I won’t be Worried Long, excerpt [3:50]

    evbvd.com/brim

    7. Various Artists: Bedouin Jerry Can Band

    Rough Guide to African Roots Revival

    Ya_El_Yaleladana [4:04]

    World Music Network RGNET1269
    www.worldmusic.net

    6. Hilary Hahn & Hauschka

    Silfra

    Rift, excerpt [3:46]

    Deutsche Grammophon 16798
    www.deutschegrammophon.com
    hahnandhauschka.com

    5.Antibalas

    Antibalas

    Him Belly No Go Sweet, excerpt [6:00]

    Daptone Records DAP 028
    www.daptonerecords.com

    4. Jherek Bischoff  (w/Mirah Zeitlyn & Paris Hurley)

    Composed

    The Nest [4:27]

    Brassland  HWY-027
    www.jherekbischoff.com
    www.brassland.org

     

    3. Elina Duni Quartet

    Matana Malit

    Kur Te Kujtosh [4:05]

    ECM 2277
    www.ecmrecords.com

    2. Max Richter

    Daniel Hope, violin
    Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin
    André de Ridder

     

    Recomposed: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

    Spring: 0, 1 [3:10]

    Deutsche Grammophone

    0289 481 0044 6 CD DDD GH

    www.deutschegrammophon.com

     

    1.  Roomful of Teeth

    Roomful of Teeth

     

    Caroline Shaw: Passacaglia [5:53]

    New Amsterdam NWAM 041
    roomfulofteeth.org

     

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    Comments [1]

    Wanda from NJ

    where is the list of John's picks? not on the episode web page.

    Jan. 10 2013 03:48 AM

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