Episode #3443

Piano Grooves

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to a few groove-based pieces for piano and electronics, including brand-new music from Jace Clayton (aka DJ Rupture) which looks back to an outsider figure of “Downtown” Manhattan scene in the 1980’s – Julius Eastman, the late gay African American composer, pianist, vocalist, and dancer. Eastman’s work forms the basis of Clayton’s album; two long works – one involving the “n” word, and “Gay Guerilla.” Hear the conclusion of “Gay Guerrilla” arranged for two pianos and electronics, along with the latest from Brandt Bauer Frick, and 11-musician strong Berlin-based ensemble who reproduce rhythms and sounds of electronic dance music (EDM) mostly acoustically. 

There’s also music by Annie Gosfield, which pairs piano with sounds of failing technology, including a broken short-wave radio and a detuned piano.  Plus, the ritualistic groove of pianist Nik Bärtsch's Ronin, a chamber jazz outfit and something new from the trio called Dawn of Midi.  And more.

PROGRAM #3443, Piano Grooves(First aired on 3/19/2013)                                       





Brandt Brauer Frick


Miami Titles, excerpt [1:00]

!K7 Records

Jace Clayton

The Julius Eastman Memory Depot

Gay Guerilla, Part 5 [6:13]

New Amsterdam Records NWAM0445
Due out March 26, 2013.

Annie Gosfield

Almost Truths & Open Deceptions

Phantom Shakedown [8:12]

Tzadik 8088

Brandt Brauer Frick


Miami Titles [10:28]

See above.

Dawn of Midi


Surround [8:09]
New album due out on Thirsty Ear Records in spring 2013

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin


Modul 33 [10:41]

ECM #1939.

The Necks

Drive By

Drive By EDIT [6:51]


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