#399: Program #399

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New Sounds offers this November 29, 1989 program to a listener who was looking for the music whose “drum part is a marching band like progression above which a trumpet ensemble is playing a minimalist, repetitive, down to the bone melody.” So, John Schaefer knew that the listener wanted “Waterloo, #2,” by Rhys Chatham, which is part of this early program of new music for big bands, mostly brass ensemble. Hear everything from Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy, to music from those New Orleans folks the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, along with music by David Byrne inspired by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. There are also a couple of monkey-march-like works from A. Leroy, and Rhys Chatham.

PROGRAM #399 New Music for Brass Bands (November 29,1989)





Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy

I Only Have eyes For You

Lament [14:00]

ECM #1296

Rhys Chatham

Die Donnergotter

Waterloo #2 [8:00]

Dossier #DCD 9002. Out of print, but try

A. Leroy

Private tape

The Ramayana Monkey March [10:00]

Not available.

New Orleans Brass Band

Down Yonder

Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Rounder Select #11562 Try Amazon.com

David Byrne

Music for the Knee Plays

The Sound of Business [6:00]

ECM 25022. Out of print, but try www.insound.com

Carla Bley

Fleur Carnivore

Song of the Eternal Waiting of Canute [5:00]


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