...And You Can Trance To It

Trance jazz from two groove-based piano trios is in store on this edition of New Sounds. Hear from the likes of Australia's uncategorizable threesome the Necks, whose hypnotic, deceptively simple riffs and motifs can sometimes stretch to epic proportions. Also, take a listen to selections from the new Medeski Martin & Wood CD, "End Of The World Party (just in case)." The transient trio have created theme songs for doomsday packed with melody, soundscapes and beats that defy gravity. Plus, hear like-minded works by saxophone/synth player John Surman and Belgian composer/pianist Wim Mertens.

PROGRAM #2347 “…and you can trance to it” (First aired Monday, 11-22-04)





Medeski Martin & Wood

End Of The World Party (just in case)

Mami Gato [4:00]

Blue Note #95633** www.bluenote.com*

John Surman

Private City

The Wizard’s Song [9:00]

ECM #1366** www.ecmrecords.com *

Medeski Martin & Wood

End Of The World Party (just in case)

Bloody Oil [4:30]

See above.

The Necks

The Boys

Headlights [10:00]

ReR #NECKS4 www.rerusa.com *

Chris Abrahams


River Of Hammers [7:00]

Vegetable #VEGE001 www.rermegacorp.com OR www.squidco.com

Wim Mertens

A Man Of No Fortune And With A Name To Come

Casting No Shadow [7:30]

2003 reissue of the Belgian composer's 1986 album is available as an import through Amazon.com*
Info at www.wimmertens.be

The Necks

The Boys

Sleep of Champions [3:00]

See above.

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