Program #1971

Composer, electric guitarist, and Princeton University professor of music Steve Mackey presents his electric guitar concerto “Tuck and Roll.” Mackey says that he named it after the type of leather upholstery used in American muscle cars made before the oil crunch of 1973. The overstuffed black leather, tucked and stitched to form rolls, is associated with cruisers, while the impression is dark, playful, and perhaps macho, like the electric guitar. Also, from a live recording, hear Mackey’s solo work “Heavy Light”.

PROGRAM #1971, with Steven Mackey (First aired on Thurs. 11/8/01)





Steven Mackey

Tuck and Roll

Anthem [6:30]
Dark Caprice [10:00]
Intrigue [7:00]
Puffe [8:30]

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Steven Mackey

Live, Alice Tully Hall, 2/9/01, "A Great Day In New York"

Heavy Light [9:00]

Not commercially available.

Steven Mackey

Tuck and Roll

Eating Greens, excerpt [2:00]

See above.

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