#3575: Reeds Lead

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Bristol-based Get the Blessing

Hear ensemble music led by the sounds of wind instruments like clarinet, saxophone, and bass clarinet, along with a little bit of brassy-ness from trumpets and trombones.  There’s music from England by the jazz-rock-electronica quartet Get the Blessing, from their recent release, “Lope and Antilope.”  Portishead fans take note, the bass player and drummer are Jim Barr and Clive Deamer, respectively. (Fun Fact: since 2012, Deamer has been Radiohead's second live drummer.) Also, hear a soaring saxophone in a piece from the Portico Quartet, whose rhythm section includes the hang. Then, listen to music featuring bass clarinet by Parisian-born Brooklyn-based composer Daniel Wohl as well as an arrangement for trumpets and trombone of music by Wayne Horvitz.

Plus, saxophone player/composer Sarah Manning colors both outside and inside the lines of post-bop jazz, folk, and chamber for her work, “Copland on Cornelia Street.”  She wrote it, along with the record, “Harmonious Creatures” in the woods of the MacDowell Colony where she was a Fellow in October of 2012.  Not to be outdone, listen also for the Danish chamber-jazz-folk of Girls in Airports, and the similar mix of sounds in the Portland, Oregon-based ensemble The Ocular Concern.

PROGRAM #3575 Reeds lead (First aired on 3/11/2014)  

WORK: Insext, excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: Corps Exquis
SOURCE: New Amsterdam NWAM048
INFO: newamsterdamrecords.com

ARTIST: Get the Blessing
WORK: Quiet [6:00]
RECORDING: Lope and Antilope
SOURCE: naimcd199
INFO: naimlabel.com

ARTIST: Portico Quartet
WORK: Train to Montauk [6:16]
SOURCE: Real World Records
INFO:  realworldrecords.com

WORK: Insext [6:36]
RECORDING: Corps Exquis
SOURCE: New Amsterdam NWAM048
INFO: newamsterdamrecords.com

ARTIST: Girls in Airports
WORK: Broken Stones [4:02]
SOURCE: Mawimusic 6
INFO: girlsinairports.net or download from iTunes

ARTIST: Sarah Manning
WORK: Copland on Cornelia Street [5:56]
RECORDING: Harmonious Creatures
SOURCE: Positone Records
INFO: posi-tone.com

ARTIST: The Ocular Concern
WORK: Lafayette [4:20]
RECORDING: Sister Cities
SOURCE/INFO: pjce.bandcamp.com OR ocularconcern.com

ARTIST: The Westerlies
WORK: Waltz from Woman of Tokyo [3:28]
RECORDING: Wish the Children Would Come On Home – the music of music of Wayne Horvitz
SOURCE: Songlines SGL 1606
INFO: westerliesmusic.com | songlines.com

ARTIST: Robert Marcel Lepage
WORK: Fondation: d’où venons-nous? [2:00]
RECORDING: Canard Branchu
SOURCE: Ambiances Magnétiques AM 216
INFO: actuellecd.com

ARTIST: Get the Blessing
WORK: Hope (For the Moment) [4:35]
RECORDING: Lope and Antilope
SOURCE: naimcd199
INFO: naimlabel.com