For this New Sounds program, listen to an hour of unusual covers of popular songs. Hear Charles Lloyd's long and bleak take of Jacques Brel's chanson “Ne Me Quitte Pas" (If You Go Away.) Also, Vijay Iyer plays a radical solo piano version of John Lennon's "Imagine." Plus, “Death Don’t Have No Mercy,” as rendered by Andy Haas and Don Fiorino, along with music from The Bad Plus and more.

PROGRAM # 2413, Reimaginings (First aired 5/17/05)

Vijay Iyer Reimagining Imagine [3:30] Savoy Jazz #17474***
Charles Lloyd Jumping The Creek Ne Me Quitte Pas [13:30] ECM #1911** *
Ann Dyer & No Good Time Fairies Revolver: A New Spin She Said She Said [5:00] Premonition #90745 *
Various Artists Knitting On The Roof Magnetic Fields: If I Were A Rich Man [5:00] Knitting Factory #260
Various Artists Great Jewish Music: Burt Bacharach Medeski Martin & Wood: Do You Know The Way To San Jose [4:00] Tzadik #7114
The Bad Plus These Are The Vistas Smells Like Teen Spirit [6:00] Columbia #87040***
The Knitters The Modern Sounds of The Knitters Born To Be Wild [4:30] Zoe Records #1057
Due out 7/12/05
Andy Haas/Don Fiorino Death Don’t Have No Mercy Que Sera Sera, excerpt [2:30] Private recording, not yet released. Info at