New Releases February 2006

It's that time of the month again for the new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully sorts through the stacks, bins, and boatloads of new CDs which have come across his desk over the past month to present some of the finest new releases. He'll skim off the cream. He'll pick the lentils from the ashes. You get it. What we can see of his desk from here includes new material from Terje Rypdal and Daniel Lentz, plus guitar work from Richard Leo Johnson, gamelan music from Java, and Mountain Music of Kyrgyzstan. With luck, there'll be selections from percussionist Glenn Kotche's new record as well.

PROGRAM # 2516, New Releases, February 2006 (First aired on Mon, 2/27/06)





Paul Shapiro

It’s In the Twilight

L’Cha Dodi Twilight [6:30]

Tzadik #8107***

Quinsin Nachoff

Magic Numbers

There & Back [7:30]

Songlines #1556. *

Richard Leo Johnson

The Legend of Vernon McAlister

The Porch Faces Sunset [3:00]
Quarter-Tone Soldiers Marching on the Mill [1:00]
More Than All the Stars in the Sky [3:00]

Cuneiform #222*** also see

The Wood Brothers

Ways Not To Lose

Angel Band [4:30]

Blue Note #50251***

Susan McKeown

Blackthorn: Irish Love Songs

‘S Ambo Eara/The Man for Me [3:00]

World Village #468054***

Cesaria Evora


Sombras Di Distino [4:30]

Bluebird #78993***



Setula [6:30]

Triloka/Artemis #82071.*

Glenn Kotche


Fantasy on a Shona Theme, excerpt [1:30]

Nonesuch #79927***

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