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Episode #2448

Music for Sport

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Listen to the pairing of music with sports on this edition of New Sounds. There are soccer-inspired works from Brazil’s choro tradition, and music inspired by horse-racing, hockey, among others. Hear tunes from songwriter Seu Jorge, the guitar player who rendered the vintage Bowie songs in Portuguese from his crow’s nest perch in the Wes Anderson film, “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.” Jorge’s latest CD, “Cru,” which translates as “raw,” combines earthy samba-funk with scratchy emotion. Plus, Jocelyn Pook, in her work “Arsenal,” presents a quirky tribute to North Londoners soccer team, which combines religious song with boisterous football chants. There’s also music by Wynton Marsalis from the Ken Burns’documentary "Unforgivable Blackness," about heavyweight-boxing champion Jack Johnson. And much more.

PROGRAM # 2448, New Music Inspired by Sports (First aired on Fri. 9/2/05)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Dave Frishberg

Quality Time

Quality Time

Sterling #1006. No further info.

Jocelyn Pook

Portraits In Absentia

Arsenal: Trvor’s Conversion [6:30]

Not commercially available. Info on Pook’s music at www.jocelynpook.com*

Michael Nyman

The Essential Michael Nyman Band

Memorial [11:30]

Argo #436820 Probably out of print – but also on his soundtrack to “The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover” see www.michaelnyman.com for info

Mike Marshall

Brazil Duets

Um A Zero [3:30]

Adventure Music #1021**
www.adventure-music.com*

Seu Jorge

Cru

Bola de Meia (Sock-Filled Ball) [5:30]

Wrasse #160**
www.wrasserecords.com
*

Mike Marshall

Brazil Duets

Fla Flu [2:30]

See above.

Brian Agro

Poems And Preludes

Peintre Celebre [2:00]

Rec Rec/Percaso #18 www.elephantchateau.ch

Wynton Marsalis

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise And Fall of Jack Johnson

What Have You Done? [2:00]

Blue Note #64194**
www.bluenote.com
*

John Adams

Century Rolls, et al

Lollapalooza [7:00]

Nonesuch #79607**
www.nonesuch.com

Various artists: Marc Barreca

The Aerial, Vol. 3

Messier Crosses The Blue Line [4:00]

Nonsequitur Foundation COMP-CD-05 www.deeplistening.org

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