#3838: New Music With Trumpet

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Amir ElSaffar

Listen to new music with trumpet on this New Sounds, including music from the Paris-based Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf, Iraqi-American trumpeter Amir Elsaffar, Ben Neill & his mutantrumpet, and music from trumpeter, bandleader, composer Dave Douglas.

Hear music from Lebanese-born, Paris-based trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf off of a brilliant record that is an homage to the great Arab diva Oum Kalthoum; listen to a work from a suite of pieces built around her song, "Alf Leila Wa Leila" (The thousand and one nights.) Then, hear “Silo,” an upbeat instrumental call and response track from Senegalese singer/kora player Ablaye Cissoko and German-born trumpeter Volker Goetze. From the Motema label site’s interview, Cissoko says “Silo” translates as “straight path.” 

There’s also music from New York-based Iraqi-American trumpeter Amir Elsaffar and his Two Rivers project. The title refers to the Tigris and Euphrates in Iraq and celebrates the two streams of influence in Elsaffar's work, the near-eastern classical and the western jazz. By the way, Elsaffar's latest record, Not Too from his Rivers of Sound project is out today.

Then, the avant-garde and EDM come together in music by Ben Neill & his mutantrumpet, from his record “Horizonal.” Also, hear trumpeter, bandleader, composer Dave Douglas  together with Michigan-based laptop artist, Shigeto – from the quartet record, High Risk, & more.

PROGRAM #3838, New Music with/for Trumpet (First Aired 3-4-2016)       

WORK: Melodia Minuscula, excerpt [1:00]
SOURCE: Clean Feed CF 240
INFO: cleanfeed-records.com

ARTIST: Dave Douglas, featuring Shigeto, electronics with Jonathan Maron, bass; Mark Guiliana, drums;
WORK: Cardinals [7:10]
SOURCE: music.davedouglas.com

ARTIST: Ben Neill
WORK: The Other Side Of Midnight [6:27]
RECORDING: Horizonal
SOURCE: Audiokult Recordings
INFO: benneill.com

ARTIST: Omar Sosa, ft. Joo Kraus
WORK: Alejet [7:27]
SOURCE: Otá OTA 1024
INFO: omarsosa.com/order.php

WORK: Melodia Minuscula [6:47]
SOURCE:  Clean Feed CF 240
INFO: cleanfeed-records.com

ARTIST: Ibrahim Maalouf
WORK: Movement 1 [6:15]
SOURCE: Impulse! / Universal Music Classics / Decca #4749696
INFO:  impulse-label.com | ibrahimmaalouf.com

ARTIST: Amir Elsaffar & Two Rivers Ensemble
WORK: Al-Badia [5:51]
SOURCE: PI Recordings 41
INFO: pirecordings.com

ARTIST: Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze
WORK:  Silo [6:20]
RECORDING: Amanke Dionti
SOURCE: Motema MTM-84
INFO: motema.com