Episode #481

Program #481

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Friday, April 20, 1990

This April 26, 1990 edition of New Sounds spans a wide and fascinating stylistic gamut, from the Korean-born komungo player Jin Hi Kim, to guitarist Jed Mathews, to the Tibetan Singing Bowl Ensemble led by Raphael Mostel. The show kicks off with a November 1985 performance by Ben Tavera King, long a fixture on the Tex-Mex scene whose style incorporates elements of flamenco, American Indian music, and dare we say - New Age. We also feature the Mikel Rouse Broken Consort, an ensemble that made a number of visits to the WNYC studios in the late 1980s, undergoing a number of personnel changes during this time. We hear "Ranger," a bracing blend of composed and improvised forms.

PROGRAM #481: "A Private Reel" 4/26/1990





Ben Tavera King

live, 11/85

"Molly Herrera Guerrera" {4:00}

On King's LP Southwestern Scenarios (Terra/Vanguard Rec's). Out of print.

Mikel Rouse Broken Consort

live, 3/87

"Ranger" {9:00}

Ranger appears on the CD Soul Menu, New Tone/WB Italy NT 6716 (1993), Available for purchase at*
Rouse's discography is at his website:

Wall Matthews

live, 3/88

"The Night Waterman" {10:30}

This piece has not been commercially recorded. Matthews' albums are on the Clean Cuts label. His CD "Gathering The World" is available at

Jin Hi Kim

live, 10/87

"Komungo Sanjo" {6:30}

Not commercially available. See Kim's website for her complete discography:
Or try O.O. Discs:

Raphael Mostel and the Tibetan Singing Bowl Ensemble

live, 6/89

"Nightsong" {19:00}

Mostel's CD Nightsongs is on digital fossils CD #10008. Write to

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

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