Episode #2027

Program #2027

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Saturday, March 06, 2004

Vocal artist Nora York launched her career on the Lower East Side performance art circuit, carving out her own path with daringly unconventional workings of popular jazz standards. She shifts the gender of the lyrics, or alters the emphasis of the song, or brings in unexpected sounds on tape, like those of a whirring helicopter. On this edition of New Sounds, listen to songs from York's album "Double Take," as well as a live recording of "Alabama Song," from Symphony Space's recent Wall To Wall Kurt Weill program. Continuing with the theme of updating famous standards, hear a performance in the WNYC studio by Suzzy and Maggie Roche; and the band Last Forever, from a New Sounds Live performance at Merkin Hall.

PROGRAM # 2027, with Suzzy and Maggie Roche (First aired on Tues, April 9, 2002)





Nora York

Double Take

She Moved Through The Fair [2:30]

Private CD. Info at

Nora York

Live, Wall To Wall Kurt Weill at Symphony Space, 3/25/00

Alabama Song [6:30]

Not commercially available; see above.

Nora York

Double Take

Eulalie [5:00]

Private CD. Info at

Last Forever (Dick Connette, Sonya Cohen)

New Sounds Live, 2/7/02, Merkin Hall

Nearest Cloud [3:30]

Last Forever's two CDs, Last Forever and Trainfare Home, are on the Nonesuch label**; these piece will probably be on the group's next CD. Info at or

Suzzy & Maggie Roche, et. al.


Jeremiah [3:30] Each Of Us Has A Name [3:00]

New York City [3:30]

Anyway [3:00]

All of these are on the CD "Zero Church," Red House Records #157.** or 1-800-695-4687

Last Forever (Dick Connette, Sonya Cohen)

New Sounds Live, 2/7/02, Merkin Hall

All Along [5:00]

See above.

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

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