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Episode #2002

Program #2002

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Wednesday, September 03, 2003

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)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Mark O'Connor

The American Seasons

Spring, excerpt [1:30]

Sony Classical #89660** www.markoconnor.com or www.sonyclassical.com

Bun-Ching Lam

… Like Water

I-4 [2:00]

Tzadik #7021 www.tzadik.com

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

Live

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. www.markoconnor.com

Bun-Ching Lam

… Like Water

Vibraphone Solo [2:00]

See above.

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