#3980: Bass-Based Music

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Hear in Now  (L to R: Mazz Swift, Silvia Bolognesi, Tomeka Reid)
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Listen to bass-based music for this edition of New Sounds, mainly from the lower end of the instrumental spectrum. Hear music featuring the late American jazz bassist, bandleader and composer Charlie Haden, by Keith Jarrett. There’s also music dedicated to the late jazz giant, Haden, by Italian bass player Silvia Bolognesi, as part of a adventurous genre-blind improvising trio called Hear In Now, which also features New York-based violinist Mazz Swift, and Chicago-based cellist Tomeka Reid. 

Hear music not featuring the bass, although it was written by the Bass-playing composer Gavin Bryars – an early work, “The Vespertine Park,” which highlights percussion and keyboards. Then, listen to banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck, the table master Zakir Hussain, and the great bass player & composer Edgar Meyer – from their record, Melody of Rhythm, with a tune called “Bubbles.” Plus, a work from Florent Ghys, and more. 

PROGRAM #3980, Bass-Based Music (First Aired: 5/11/2017)         

ARTISTS: Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Charlie Haden, Members of the RSO Stuttgart, conductor Mladen Gutesha
WORK: Runes (Dedicated to the Unknown), excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: Arbour Zena
SOURCE: ECM #1070
INFO:      ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Hear In Now (Silvia Bolognesi, Mazz Swift, Tomeka Reid)
WORK: Requiem for Charlie Haden [3:06] 
RECORDING: Not Living in Fear
SOURCE: International Anthem IARC0012
INFO: intlanthem.bandcamp.com | Due out 2 June 2017

ARTIST: Nels Cline & Eric von Essen
WORK: Dedication: Charlie Haden [7:18] 
RECORDING: Elegies
SOURCE: Nine Winds NW0105
INFO: Out of print. Although Nine Winds now has a Bandcamp site for other titles: vinnygolia.bandcamp.com  

ARTISTS: Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Charlie Haden, Members of the RSO Stuttgart, conductor Mladen Gutesha
WORK: Runes (Dedicated to the Unknown) [15:23]
RECORDING: Arbour Zena
SOURCE: ECM #1070
INFO:      ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Gavin Bryars
WORK: The Vespertine Park [11:04]
RECORDING: Hommages
SOURCE: Ltm 2503
INFO: Available at Archiv Music | gavinbryars.com

ARTIST: Edgar Meyer, Zakir Hussain, Bela Fleck
WORK: Bubbles [7:11]
RECORDING: Melody of Rhythm
SOURCE: E1! Koch 2024
INFO: Available at Amazon.com or download from Emusic.com

ARTIST: Florent Ghys
WORK: Sans Contrefacon “Without counterfeiting” [3:15]
RECORDING: Television
SOURCE: Cantaloupe 21104
INFO: cantaloupemusic.com