Program #2002

Tonight's program features an in-studio performance by fiddler Mark O'Connor and his Hot Trio. The trio's Sony Odyssey CD "In Full Swing" was a tribute to Stephane Grappelli and included inspired takes on such standards as "Fascinating Rhythm," "Lime House Blues," "Honeysuckle Rose," and "As Time Goes By." The project is more than mere a nostalgia trip, coupling the classic tunes with a contemporary harmonic and rhythmic sensibility that is unpredictable and invigorating. Also, we feature a conversation with Macao-born, American-based composer Bun Ching Lam.

PROGRAM #2002, with guests Bun-Ching Lam and the Mark O'Connor Trio (aired on 1/31/02)





Mark O'Connor

The American Seasons

Spring, excerpt [1:30]

Sony Classical #89660** or

Bun-Ching Lam

… Like Water

I-4 [2:00]

Tzadik #7021

Bun-Ching Lam

Wenji: 18 Songs of a Nomad Flute

Three excerpts [5:30] [2:30] [3:30]

Private tape. Not commercially available. Lam's previous chamber opera, "The Child God," is on Tzadik Records, see above.

Mark O'Connor with Frank Vignola and Jon Burr


Swingin' on the Ville [5:30]
In The Cluster Blues [6:00]
Minor Swing [5:00]

All recorded on the album "Hot Swing" on OMAC Records.

Bun-Ching Lam

… Like Water

Vibraphone Solo [2:00]

See above.

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