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Friday, April 08, 2005

Dave Longstreth is one of those rare composers who has created his own musical world, with its own unusual laws of musical physics. Passionate songs that seem on the verge of falling apart suddenly turn on a dime; melodies that seem improvised are repeated exactly by the ensemble; the musical vocabularies of jazz, classical, rock and folk mutate into something excitingly alien. Longstreth brings his band Dirty Projectors (Longstreth singing and playing guitar, two female singers, cello, and double bass) into the WNYC studio for a live set, and for conversation with host David Garland. Highlights from Dirty Projectors' new CD, "The Getty Address," are also heard. It's a concept album that links the Eagles' frontman Don Henley with the ancient Aztecs...

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