Episode #2189

A Private Reel

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Sunday, June 12, 2005

This installment of New Sounds is the latest in the ongoing series called “A Private Reel,” where we dig into some of the live recordings made here in our WNYC studios. Tonight’s program features performances by songwriters Lucy Kaplansky, and John Hiatt; Ken Field’s Alto Sax Project; pianist Vijay Iyer and poet/vocalist Michael Ladd; composer/accordionist Pauline Oliveros; and pianist Jason Moran.

PROGRAM #2189, A Private Reel - live music from "Soundcheck" (Wednesday, 9-10-03)





Lucy Kaplansky

Live,WNYC's Soundcheck, 7/3/03

Land of the Living [4:00]

Not commercially available. Info about Kaplansky at

Scott Tennant

Live, WNYC's Soundcheck, 4/24/02

The Bells Of Dawn [3:00]

Not commercially available. Tennant's website is:

John Hiatt

Live, Soundcheck 7/11/03

How Bad's The Coffee? [4:30]

Also on Hiatt's CD "Beneath this Gruff Exterior"** More info at

Pauline Oliveros

Live, Soundcheck 5/22/03

Accordion Improvisation [3:30]

Not commercially available. More info at

Ken Field's Alto Sax Project

Live, 5/30/03

Why Not Circulate [3:30]

The cut appears on a Birdsongs of the Mesozoic CD, "Pyroclastics"
Field's website is:

Vijay Iyer& Michael Ladd

Live, Soundcheck 5/7/03

In What Language? 2 excerpts [9:30]

To be released in October 2003 on Pi records
More about Vijay Iyer at

Jason Moran

Live, Soundcheck 11/21/02

Gentle Glide South [4:00]

Also on his CD, "Modernistic" Blue Note # 39838 OR available for purchase at*

Rennie Harris/Phillip Hamilton, Grisha Coleman, Kenny Muhammed

Facing Mekka

Pt. 4 [10:00]
Pt. 1 [2:00]

Not commercially available.

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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