Episode #2076

Program #2076

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Monday, April 28, 2003

Oddly enough... this episode of New Sounds features music in odd meters -- such unconventional groupings as 7/8, 11/8 or 5/4. Among on the selections on tap is Dave Brubeck's celebrated "Take Five" (penned by Paul Desmond), a piece steeped in the West Coast-cool school and bound by the use of the jaunty 5/4 meter. Other works dip into ethnic traditions, such as the lopsided 7/8, 9/8, or 11/8 time signatures of Kocani Orkestar (from the Republic of Macedonia). And globe-trotting percussionist Glen Velez (pictured) has created dozens of works which build layer upon layer of complex rhythm using the most basic of tools.

PROGRAM #2076, Oddly Enough (First aired 9/25/02)





The Dave Brubeck Quartet

Time Out

Take Five [5:30]

Columbia Legacy #65122**,

Farmers Market


Take Five, Take 11 [7:00]

Kirkelig Kulturverksted #148 OR Tel: + 47 22 43 00 60, Fax: + 47 22 43 61 40

Aruna Sayeeram

Chant karnatique / Karnatic Song

Ganesha Stuti: Srivighna Rajam Bhaje [8:00]

Auvidis #6747. Available online as an import*

The Original Kocani Orkestar


Cigance [7:00]

Felmay #FY8031 OR

Glen Velez

Seven Heaven

Seven Heaven, excerpt [6:00]

CMP #30. Available through his site:

Various artists: Selim Sesler

Remains of Anatolia

Kesan'a Giden Yollar [3:20]

This compilation not commercially available. Grup Trakya / Selim Sesler's records are available through

Steve Reich

Tehillim/The Desert Music

Tehillim I [13:00]


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