Program #1859

The New Sounds Live two-part tribute to Michael Hedges (pictured), the charismatic guitarist who died in a car crash in 1997, continues with performances by George Winston, Michael Manring, and Pierre Bensusan. Hedges's distinctive style meshed folk music and jazz, while exploring the limits of the guitar's sonic capacity. His seven albums for Windham Hill Records stood out for their flamboyant, virtuoso qualities, as he utilized harmonics and picking to create the impression of multiple guitars playing simultaneously. Not to be missed.

PROGRAM # 1859, The New Sounds Live Tribute to Michael Hedges, Pt. 2 (1st aired 12/3/00)





Michael Hedges

Aerial Boundaries

After the Gold Rush [1:30]

Windham Hill #1032** (PRMS* or other online sources)

Michael Manring

Live, Merkin Hall, 9/6/00

Monkey Businessman [6:00], Red Right Returning [8:00], Get Back [4:00], Selene [4:00]

These pieces are currently not commercially available. For info on Manring's CD Book of Flame and other activities, go to

Pierre Bensusan

Live, Merkin Hall, 9/6/00

Djerba Wind [5:00], Agadiramadan [4:30], Silent Passenger [3:30], Welsh Arrow [2:00], Montsegur {6:00]

Bensusan's CDs are available online or in stores**. Montsegur and Agadiramadan are both on his CD Live Au New Morning.

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