Under the Traditional Influence

On this New Sounds program, hear western music based on and infused with Middle Eastern influences. Sample the latest from Brooklyn-based Raquy Danziger and the Cavemen, a Turkish-rooted rock outfit. Listen to Axiom of Choice, an ensemble with roots in traditional Persian repertoire, but who blend Middle Eastern and African percussion together with Western instruments to create exotic and sensuous music. There’s also music by Reza Derekshani, a Persian instrumentalist whose latest release was arranged by Doors’ drummer John Densmore and combines devotional styles with jazz and rock. Plus, selections by Basya Schechter, from her latest release, “Queen’s Dominion,” a hypnotic instrumental album of oud, santur, percussion, and violin music.

PROGRAM #2427, The Persian Influence (First aired on Thurs. 6/16/05)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

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SOURCE

Axiom Of Choice

Niya Yesh

Chaos of Paradise [10:00]

Narada #49289
www.narada.com*

Raquy And The Cavemen

Jordan

Jordan [6:00]

Meef, No #. www.raquyandthecavemen.com

Reza

Ray Of Wine

Zhaleh [5:00]

Stone Mountains, no # CDBaby.com

Basya Schecter

Queen’s Dominion

Burning Bush [4:30]

Tzadik #7193** www.tzadik.com*

Abed Azrie

Lapis Lazuli

Eau Et Vent [6:00]

Roseau/Sony Music (France) #3041 Out of print, but try www.fnac.com

Abed Azrie

Aromates

Murmur Of The Breeze [5:00]

Nonesuch #79241 www.nonesuch.com

Raquy And The Cavemen

Jordan

Sheshkin [5:30]

See above.

Axiom Of Choice

Unfolding

Mystics And Fools, excerpt [3:00]

Narada #12581 **
www.narada.com*