Episode #2182

Guitar Harvest

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Sunday, May 22, 2005

The New York Guitar Festival goes to great lengths to examine the multiple personalities of the guitar, through live concerts (broadcast in recent years as part of WNYC's New Sounds Live), workshops, and educational outreach. Guitar Harvest, the NYGF's recent 2-CD set, is a collection of new or previously unreleased performances by 27 guitarists from the worlds of jazz, rock, folk and classical music. On this edition of New Sounds, take a spin through the set and listen to cuts by The California Guitar Trio, Alex de Grassi, Gary Lucas, Ben Verdery, and Joel Harrison. (Also on the CD set are Bill Frisell, The Police' guitarist Andy Summers, Ralph Towner, solo guitarist and member of Oregon, Vernon Reid of Living Colour, and more than a dozen other guitarists.) The disc has been released as a benefit for the New York Guitar Festival's scholarship fund.

PROGRAM #2182, Guitar Harvest (First aired Tues., 7-29-03)

Guitar Harvest Vol. 1: Teachers, Mentors, Inspirations California Guitar Trio: Eve [3:30]
Alex DeGrassi: Angel [4:30]
Ralph Towner: Sarabande [2:30]
Benjamin Verdery: Prelude & Wedding Dance [5:00]
Richard Leo Johnson: John Henry, main theme [6:00]
David Patterson: White Summer/Black Mountainside [8:00]
Gary Lucas: Dream of the Wild Horses [4:00]
Joel Harrison: Black Muddy River [5:00]
Tony McManus: A Shepherd’s Dream/Onga Bucharesti [5:00]
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