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Episode #2122

Program #2122

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Monday, February 17, 2003

While contemporary jazz has been often pigeonholed into categories of "traditional" and "experimental," a new breed of jazz pianists seems to forge a distinct path – one that incorporates hip hop, rock, and world music influences. Host John Schaefer features music by Matthew Shipp (pictured), The Bad Plus, Raw Materials, and Jason Moran, whose hard-to-classify CD Modernistic was named the second best jazz recording of 2002 by the New York Times. Moran's influences include Schumann, James P. Johnson, Muhal Richard Abrams, and Afrika Bambaataa.

PROGRAM #2122 Jazz Pianists - A New Breed (First aired on 2/17/03)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Matthew Shipp

Equilibrium

The Root [5:00]

Thirsty Ear #571272
www.thirstyear.com

Jason Moran

Modernistic

Planet Rock [5:30]

Blue note #39838
www.bluenote.com

OR available for purchase at Amazon.com*

The Bad Plus

These Are The Vistas

Heart of Glass [4:30]

Columbia #87040
www.thebadplus.com
OR available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Jason Moran

Modernistic

Gentle Shifts South [3:30]

See above.

Matthew Shipp

Equilibrium

Equilibrium [3:30]

See above.

The Bad Plus

These Are The Vistas

Flim [4:00]

See above.

Raw Materials

Live In Europe

Improvisation #2, excerpt [8:00]

Not commercially available. For more info visit www.rawmaterialsduo.com

Omar Sosa

Ayaguna

My Three notes [7:00]

Ota Records #1010
www.melodia.com

Brad Mehldau

The Art of the Trio, Vol. 1

Blackbird [5:00]

Warner Bros #46260
available for purchase at Amazon.com*

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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