#3524: "String" Trios

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Rajery & Ballaké Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi

Listen to mostly unconventional string trios involving Malagasy zither, South Indian violin, West African kora, Chinese erhu, guitars of all sorts, banjo and much more.  First, hear a collaborative trio record from Ralph Towner, Wolfgang Muthspiel, and Slava Grigoryan who are respectively, an American 12-string guitarist, an Austrian electric guitarist, and a Kazakhstan-born, Australia-based classical guitarist.  Also, listen to an electric guitar work from the French guitar trio Philharmonie, in addition to a trio of Chinese erhu, Hindustani mohan vina, and American banjo.  Then, folk-rock meets Carnatic music (South India) on a record from acoustic guitarist Martin Simpson, together with David Hidalgo on bajo sexton, and Viji Krishnan on violin.  That, and more. 

PROGRAM #3524–  "String" Trios (First aired on 10/21/2013)             

ARTIST: Ralph Towner, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Slava Grigoryan
WORK: The Henrysons [6:59]
RECORDING: Travel Guide
INFO: ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Philharmonie
WORK: Vif-Argent [9:34]
RECORDING: Les Éléphants Carillonneurs
SOURCE: Cuneiform Rune #54
INFO: cuneiformrecords.com

ARTIST: Martin Simpson, David Hidalgo, Viji Krishnan, with Pulalur Srinivasan
WORK: The Slow Pageant [10:41]
RECORDING: Kambara: Music in Native Tongues
SOURCE: Water Lily Acoustics - #WLACS 63
INFO: waterlilyacoustics.com

ARTIST: Rajery & Ballaké Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi
WORK: 3MA [5:01]
SOURCE: Contrejour/ Harmonia Mundi
INFO: contrejour.com  or Available through Amazon.com or iTunes

ARTIST: Bela Fleck, VM Bhatt, Jie-Bing Chen
WORK: Water Gardens [4:38]
RECORDING: Tabula Rasa
SOURCE: Water Lily Acoustics - #WLACS 44
INFO: waterlilyacoustics.com

ARTIST: Garth Knox, viola; Cyprien Busolini, viola; Aurelien Grais, viola
WORK: Up, down, sideways, round [3:55]
RECORDING: Viola Spaces
SOURCE: Mode Records 207
INFO: moderecords.com

ARTIST: Paul Giger
WORK: Organum [6:21]
INFO: ecmrecords.com