For this New Sounds program, listen to “Mixed Music” – a term coined by musician/composer Joseph C. Phillips Jr. -which is a blend of jazz improvisation and groove-based minimalism or other forms of composed music. There’s music from the Brooklyn-based Peter Kerlin Octet, an outfit consisting of two vibraphonists, two bassists, an organist, a drummer, a percussionist, and a violist. On his record, “Salamander,” bass player/composer Kerlin offers up ambitious bass-driven compositions that weave through post-rock and minimalist territory, with improvisational jazz-like detours along the way.
Also, from the Australian trio the Necks, hear portions of their magnificent, intriguing and beautiful release, “Open,” - a 68 minute long work that is ostensibly jazz, yet journeys through ambient territory as it develops. Then, listen to a work from Canadian sax player/flutist/composer Anna Webber, where systems music battles composed jazz. Plus, hear a portion of Joseph C. Phillips Jr.’s immense work, "Vipassana," which, in the Pali language of early Buddhist texts, means "insight." It’s a work that calls for an expanded Numinous ensemble of 25 instrumentalists and singers.
PROGRAM #3538– mixed music (First aired on 11/26/2013)
ARTIST: Peter Kerlin Octet
WORK: Cenozoan Warp [7:16]
SOURCE: Innova 879
ARTIST: Anna Webber
WORK: Vigilance [8:54]
RECORDING: Percussive Mechanics
SOURCE: Pirouet 3069
ARTIST: Joseph C. Phillips Jr. & Numinous
WORK: Joseph C. Phillips, Jr.: Vipassana: No. 3. Into All the Valleys Evening Journeys [9:59]
SOURCE: Innova 720