#3524: "String" Trios

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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
SOURCE: ECM 2310
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]
RECORDING: 3MA
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]
RECORDING: Ignis
SOURCE: ECM #1681
INFO: ecmrecords.com