Program #2089

Pioneering underground ax-hand Gary Lucas, who first emerged on the scene in the early 1980s as a soloist with Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, is featured on this New Sounds program. Dubbed "the guitarist with 1,000 ideas" by the New York Times, Lucas has amassed a string of impressive credits playing with, among others, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Graham Parker, Bryan Ferry, Nick Cave, Bob Neuwirth, DJ Spooky and Jeff Buckley. He is joined live in the WNYC studios with the Chinese pipa virtuoso Min Xiao-Fen. We also offer music from the Incredible String Band's 2-CD set "U."

PROGRAM # 2089 w/Gary Lucas & Min Xiao-Fen (First aired on Tuesday, October 29, 2002)





Gary Lucas

The Edge of Heaven

Please Allow Me To Look At You Again, excerpt [1:30]

Label Bleu #2582 - HM 83 or

Osvaldo Golijov

St. Mark Passion

Baptism On The Cross [1:00]
In Gethsemene [1:30]
Kaddish [6:30]

Hanssler Classics #98404**

The Incredible String Band


El Wool Suite [8:30]

Elektra #62761**
Available as an import on*

Gary Lucas & Min Xiao-Fen


The Wall [2:30]
Songstress On The Edge of Heaven [3:00]
Two Little Flowers [2:00]
Please Allow Me To Look At You Again [3:00]
Night In Shanghai [3:00]

All but "Two Little Flowers" are on the CD "Edge of Heaven" in different arrangements These specific performances are not commercially available. See above for label info.

Liu Sola & Wu Man

China Collage

War [3:00]

Avant #046

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