Episode #2217

Program #2217

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Friday, September 03, 2004

Hear some outrageous works for saxophone on this New Sounds program, including the Lounge Lizards’ “Bob the Bob” which creeps up on you backwards and then runs into some serious rhythms. Also, tunes from saxophonist Ken Field and his Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, who have just put out a fabulous Mardi Gras-themed album of horn-heavy, funky, and energetic party music. Field also plays with the legendary "rocking chamber quartet" Birdsongs of the Mesozoic and composes for "Sesame Street." Plus, L. Shankar’s work “Paper Nut”; works by the fine and most unusual World Saxophone Quartet with its four-saxophone format and free vocabulary; and much more.

PROGRAM #2217, Sax Showpieces (First aired on Thursday 11/13/03)





Lounge Lizards

Voice of Chunk

Bob the Bob [1:00]

Available at* , more info at

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

Year of the Snake

Parade [5:00]
Soul Makossa [5:30]
A Call for All Demons [7:00]

Innova #599*

Lounge Lizards

No Pain For Cakes

No Pain For Cakes [7:00]

Island #842867 available at*

Lounge Lizards

Voice of Chunk

Bob The Bob (Home) [3:30]

See above.

L Shankar (featuring Jan Garbarek)

Song for Everyone

Paper Nut [6:00]

ECM #1286***

World Saxophone Quartet with African Drums


The Holy Men [3:00]

Nonesuch #79258*** OR*

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

Year of the Snake

Iko Iko [5:30]

See above.

World Saxophone Quartet


Lullaby [4:00]

See above.

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