Episode #2753

The 2007 New Sounds Top 10

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

On this special episode of New Sounds, John Schaefer presents his annual, highly subjective, completely opinionated list of the ten best new-music releases of 2007. Listen to what made the cut this year: traditional music rescued from fading cultures, desert blues guitar, jazz-prog-rock, multi-faith choral music and so much more.

PROGRAM #2753, A Completely Opinionated Look at the best new music of 2007 (First aired on Wednesday, 1/9/08)





10. Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective


Baba [3:30]

Cumbancha #3

9. Frank London

A Night In The Old Marketplace

The Bottom of the Well [3:00]

Soundbrush #1010 *

8. Nico Muhly

Speaks Volumes

Honest Music, excerpt [3:30]

Bedroom Community #HVALBR1 *

7. Chanticleer

And On Earth Peace: A Chanticleer Mass

I. Moody: Ravenna Sanctus, excerpt [4:00]

Warner Classics #79984 Info at

6. Osvaldo Golijov


Night of the Flying Horses, excerpt [3:30]

Deutsche Grammophone #4776426 ** *

5. Tinariwen

Aman Iman

Cler Achel [4:00]

World Village #468067 ** *

4. The Bad Plus


Tom Sawyer [4:30]

Heads Up #3125 *

3. James Blackshaw

The Cloud of Unknowing

Running To The Ghost [5:00]

Tompkins Square #1967

2. Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble

Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians

Pulses [5:00]

Innova #678

1. Kitka & Mariana Sadovska

The Rusalka Cycle

Sirens [4:30]

Diaphonica #20071 *

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