Episode #2020

Program #2020

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Sunday, January 18, 2004

Part four of the New Sounds Live/New York Guitar Festival Marathon Concert, a nine-hour extravaganza recorded in January 2002 at the 92 Street Y is slated for this edition of New Sounds. Among the highlights are the Assad Brothers, who play light-fingered versions of music by Astor Piazzolla; Bill Sims Jr., who offers up his husky-voiced rural blues- and gospel-influenced "My Black Mare;" Min Xiao Fen, who plays contemporary music for Chinese pipa; Ronn McFarlane, who takes on music by John Dowland and his own "Dowland’s Goodnight;" and last but hardly least, music by Bill Frisell and the New World Guitar Trio.
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PROGRAM # 2020, from the NY Guitar Festival Marathon Concert (First aired on 3/14/02)





Sergio & Odair Assad

New Sounds Live, the New York Guitar Festival Marathon, January 20, 2002, at the 92nd Street Y

A. Piazzolla: Zita [4:00]

The Assad Brothers have numerous CDs on the Nonesuch label** ( *) including Sérgio & Odair Assad Play Piazzolla

Alex De Grassi

The Water Garden (including "You Never Give Me Your Money") [3:00]

T. Monk: Round Midnight/Little Rootie Tootie [4:00]

Water Gardenis from the CD of the same name, Both of the Monk pieces appear on De Grassi's CD Bolivian Blues Bar,** on Narada Records ( *)

Bill Sims Jr.

Going Uptown [4:00]

Not commercially recorded. Sims' CD is available at

Min Xiao-Fen

Chen Yi: Duo Ye [7:00]

Available on the CD Music of Chen Yi, New Albion #90 ( Min has also recorded the CD With Six Composers *. Info online at

The Brazilian Guitar Quartet

Ronaldo Miranda: Variações Serias [10:30]

Info at

Ronn McFarlane

Invocation, excerpt [6:00]

Info on Ronn's solo recordings and those with the Baltimore Consort available at

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

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