Episode #2001

Program #2001

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Saturday, December 20, 2003

New Sounds surveys Europe's recent improvised music scene. Two of its practitioners have a rich history as jazz instrumentalists as well as composers who work in film music: French saxophonist and clarinetist Louis Sclavis, who is heard in his intoxicating Suite Africaine; and Italian composer and arranger Antonio Pizzimenti, who is represented by Atlante, a collection of pieces for keyboard and percussion which draw on an international smorgasbord of styles (Celtic, African, and Italian folk music, among others). We also hear bass innovator Eberhard Weber's Endless Days, an ECM CD featuring a bass/reeds/keyboards/drums combo that weaves haunting, hypnotic musical narratives that are elusive yet majestic in power.

PROGRAM #2001, new music from Europe (First aired on Tues., 1/29/02)


Hans Koch, Martin Schütz, Marco Käppeli


Shy Csardas [6:00]

ECM #1357** *

Eberhard Weber

Endless Days

Concerto for Piano [5:00]

ECM #1748** *

Aldo Romano, Louis Sclavis, Henri Texier

Suite Africaine

Guy Danse [4:00]

Label Bleu #6609. * or

Lars Hollmer

The Siberian Circus

180 sekundar hemma [3:00]

ReSource Recrods #502. Swedish import;

Antonio Paolo Pizzimenti


Atlante [4:00]

Dunya/Felmay Records #fy8045. or

Bruno Letort

L'Affaire Desombres

Voyage vers L'Aubrac/L'Aubrac [4:00]

CMG #01054.

Antonio Paolo Pizzimenti


Chimera [2:30]

See above.

Gebhard Ullmann

Ta Lam

Oergarden's What? [3:00]

99 Records #2117.

Eberhard Weber

Endless Days

Solo for Bass [3:30]

See above.

Romano, Sclavis, Texier

Suite Africaine

Hauts Plateaux [4:30]

See above.

Louis Sclavis/Dominique Pifarely

Acoustic Quartet

Hop! [4:30]

ECM #1526** *

Romano, Sclavis, Texier

Suite Africaine

Bob de Klipton , excerpt [4:00]

See above.

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

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