Program #2074

Raised in Jordan, Libya, and Egypt, guitarist Justin Adams grew up immersed in the music of the Middle East. He moved from there to spend eight years on guitar with Jah Wobble before backing the likes of Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, and most recently, Robert Plant. But after Twenty years of playing with other groups, a trek to Mali gave him renewed inspiration. On this edition of New Sounds he talks about his Moroccan- and Malian-inflected guitar music, heard on such albums as Desert Road. We also hear portions of Elliott Sharp’s acoustic, blues-guitar film score Yellowman, and music by Masters of Sacred Steel Guitar.

PROGRAM #2074, with Justin Adams (First aired 9/20/02)





The Music Of Islam, Vol. 6

Gnawa Music, Marrakech, Morocco

Ulad Bambara, excerpt [2:00]

Celestial Harmonies #13146***

Justin Adams

Desert Road

Blue Man [4:00]
Out of the Woods [4:30]
Wayward [4:30]
Majnoun and Leila [6:00]

World Village #468009*

Jorma Kaukonen

NS Live, 9/19/02, Merkin Hall

I Am the Light of This World [4:00]
What Are They Doing In Heaven Today? [3:00]

The latter song is on the CD "Blue Country Heart"**
More info about Jorma Kaukonen at his site:

Elliott Sharp


Alma Speaks [3:00]
Listen And Watch [3:00]

ZOAR #021

Various artists: Sonny Treadway

None But The Righteous : The Masters of Sacred Steel

Jesus Will Fix It For You [2:00]

Ropeadope #93123***

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