Episode #2134

Program #2134

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Friday, November 21, 2003

They're not your father's big bands. This episode of New Sounds looks at the recent generation of new-music big bands, including Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy, an all-brass, post-modern big band that was the avant-garde trumpeter's most popular vehicle. Classical ensemble London Brass joins composer John Surman and saxophonist Jack DeJohnette on the exciting CD, Free and Equal. And Fanfare Du Loup chimes in as well; hear its organized chaotic jazzy-brass band stuff with kick, drawing on Tango, Rumba, Cumbia, Calypso, skirt, jazz or Musette thrown in for good measure.

PROGRAM # 2134, New Music for Big Bands (First aired on Tues., 3/18/03)





Fanfare Du Loup

Hors De Portées

Cosmogonie [2:00]

Zone #14. Distributed by Plainisphare CH-1267 Vich, Switzerland Phone: ++41/22/364 32 90 or 364 33 39 Fax: ++41/22/364 35 84
Contact: Philippe Clerc

John Surman, Jack deJohnette, London Brass

Free And Equal

Free And Equal [5:30]

ECM #1802

Fanfare Du Loup

Hors De Portées

Fanfou Du Lard [6:00]

See above.

David Taylor Octet

Live At The Knitting Factory

Duke Ellington: Mahalia Jackson [4:00]

This recording not commercially available. More info at

Gerry Hemingway


Cheap [4:30]

Between The Lines #024 OR

Misha Piatigorsky

Private recording

The Immigrant [4:00]

This recording not commercially available. Info at

Fanfare Du Loup

L'Ile Du Cabotin

The Lily [2:30]

PAV #830 Distributed by Plainisphare. See contact info above.



Moanin' [8:00]

Accurate #3232

Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy

I Only Have Eyes For You

Lament [12:00]

ECM #1296**

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