#3867: May 2016 New Releases

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John Schaefer buried under stacks on his desk

We were overloaded with so many new submissions in the month of May. Stacks of CDs piled up and the digital submissions kept coming. With the overflow of new music, John was able to discover many new, breathtaking sounds that we are excited to share with you.

Listen to some Pakistani music by the Sachal Ensemble, and classical Arab music by the Syrian saxophonist, Basel Rajoub, and his ensemble. Hear the South African guitarist Derek Gripper playing music originally for the West African kora on the 6-string classical guitar. The collaboration between the string quartet ETHEL and the Native American flutist/composer Robert Mirabal entrances you and leaves you ready to hear the Estonian violinist and vocalist Maarja Nuut, who draws off folk music and music of the land to blend a contemporary and original sound. Listen to cellist Erik Friedlander playing in a trio that incorporates piano, accordion and percussion. Give ears to 9Bach with the phenomenal Welsh singer Lisa Jen; followed by Julianna Barwick.

PROGRAM #3867, May 2016 New Releases (First Aired 5-31-2016)    

ARTIST: Derek Gripper
WORK: Toumani Diabate (arr Derek Gripper): Korobali, excerpt  [1:00]
RECORDING: Libraries on Fire
SOURCE: New Cape Records NCR4558
INFO: https://newcape.bandcamp.com/; Available on Spotify and iTunes

ARTIST: The Sachal Ensemble
WORK: The Sound of Wonder (Dama Dam Mast Qalandar) [2:57]
RECORDING: Song of Lahore
SOURCE: Universal Music Classics B0024644
INFO: http://www.songoflahoremovie.com/

ARTIST: Basel Rajoub
WORK: Ya Tha Elqawam [6:00]
RECORDING: The Queen of Turquoise
SOURCE: JazzVillage due out June 10th
INFO: http://www.sorianaproject.com/; Available on Spotify and iTunes

ARTIST: Derek Gripper
WORK: Toumani Diabate (arr Derek Gripper): Korobali [5:16]
RECORDING: Libraries on Fire
SOURCE: New Cape Records NCR4558
INFO: https://newcape.bandcamp.com/; Available on Spotify and iTunes

ARTIST: ETHEL + Robert Mirabal
WORK: Chant [6:18]
SOURCE: Innova
INFO: http://www.innova.mu/; Available on Amazon and iTunes

ARTIST: Paul Pena
WORK: Kargyraa Moan [0:10]
RECORDING: Genghis Blues (soundtrack)
SOURCE: Six Degrees #657036 1038
INFO: genghisblues.bandcamp.com or available at Amazon.com

ARTIST: Maarja Nuut
WORK: Siidisulis linnuekene [3:06]
SOURCE: http://maarjanuut.com
INFO: Available on Amazon and iTunes

ARTIST: Maarja Nuut
WORK: Sammud [3:00]
SOURCE: http://maarjanuut.com
INFO: Available on Amazon and iTunes

ARTIST: Erik Friedlander
WORK: Black Phebe [6:22]
SOURCE: Skipstone Records SKPST023
INFO: http://music.erikfriedlander.com/; Available on Amazon

WORK: Si Hwi Hwi [7:03]
SOURCE: Real World Records CDRW214
INFO: https://realworldrecords.com/http://www.9bach.com/; Available on Amazon and Spotify

ARTIST: Julianna Barwick
WORK: Big Hollow [5:30]
SOURCE: Dead Oceans DOC110
INFO: http://www.juliannabarwick.com/https://juliannabarwick.bandcamp.com/