Tin Hat, the Quintet

On this New Sounds, we dip into Tin Hat's “The Sad Machinery of Spring." The Tin Hat Trio has contracted (founding member Rob Burger left in 2004) and expanded again (its new members are Ben Goldberg, Zeena Parkins, and Ara Anderson) to become Tin Hat, a quintet that lives somewhere between composition and improvisation with one foot in jazz, and another in classical. Their latest record is inspired by the work of Bruno Schulz, a Polish-Jewish novelist and graphic artist whose life was cut tragically short in 1942. Also on the show, hear works by cellist/composer Erik Friedlander, from his record, “Prowl” - an adventure into the territory between improvised and classical music. Plus, small ensemble music by the Ben Goldberg Quintet, Carter Burwell, and more.

PROGRAM # 2615, Tin Hat And Other Small Ensembles (First aired on 12/8/06)





Tin Hat Trio

The Rodeo Eroded

Bill, excerpt [1:30]

Ropeadope #93134 www.ropeadope.com *

Tin Hat

The Sad Machinery of Spring

Dionysus [3:30]
The Book [2:30]
Dead Season [3:00]
Dionysus II [1:00]
The Land of Perpetual Sleep [3:30]

Hannibal/ Rykodisc #1524. Due out January 30, 2007 www.rykodisc.com* info at www.tinhat.org or www.hanswendl.com

Carter Burwell

Return of Lot’s Wife

Standing Dance [8:30]

Private Recording.

Benevento-Russo Duo

Play, Pause, Stop

Play, Pause, Stop [8:00]

Butter Problems/Reincarnate Music 2006 beneventorussoduo.com OR Download from Emusic.com or iTunes

Erik Friedlander


Chanting [4:30]

Cryptogrammophone #127 www.cryptogramophone.com OR download from Emusic.com or iTunes

Ben Goldberg Quintet

the door, the hat, the chair, the fact

I Before E Before I, excerpt [5:30]

Cryptogrammophone #126 www.cryptogramophone.com OR download from Emusic.com or iTunes

Beth Custer & the Left Coast Chamber ensemble

Bernal Heights Suite

Scary Monster String Trio [8:00]

BC Records #9 www.bethcuster.com