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Episode #2029

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Saturday, March 13, 2004

The Swiss-born singer, Susanne Abbuehl, made her ECM debut with "April," a collection of elliptical treatments of e.e. cummings's poetry alongside doleful arrangements of tunes by Carla Bley. Backed by piano, clarinet, and drums, Abbuehl offers a sound that is both melancholic and romantic, displaying a crystalline diction and wistful delivery. Hear selections from this recent album, as well as a gem ("Sun In My Mouth") from Björk's Vespertine.

PROGRAM #2029, Singer/composer Susanne Abbuehl (First aired on 4/16/02)

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Susanne Abbuehl

April

Carla Bley: A.I.R. [excerpt]
Susanne Abbuehl: Yes is a pleasant country [5:24]
Carla Bley: Ida Lupino [7:26]
Susanne Abbuehl & Wolfert Brederode: Skies may be blue; yes [7:42]
Carla Bley: A.I.R.[8:06]
Prabha Atre, arranged by Susanne Abbuehl: Mane na [5:41]
Carla Bley: Seven somewhere I have never travelled, gladly beyond [3:35]

ECM #1766

www.ecmrecords.com *

Björk

Vespertine

Sun In My Mouth [2:40]

Warner/Electra 62653**

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