Episode #2561

All Strung Up

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Up on this New Sounds program is a wide net of guitar music, from the Japanese/Argentine trio Zum to the neo-folk of Glenn Jones; along with the elegant compositions of Ralph Towner to the Persian-rooted guitar of Lily Afshar. The international guitar ensemble Zum consists of members of Robert Fripp’s League of Crafty Guitarists – who have been working in Guitar Craft for more than a decade. We’ll hear some arrangements from their second CD, just-released, called “Angel Suite.” Also, we’ll listen to the latest picking and playing slide from Boston-based Glenn Jones (guitarist and leader of Cul de Sac), in the fingerstyle tradition of one of his musical hero, John Fahey. And more.

PROGRAM # 2561, Music for Guitar (First aired on Mon., 6/19/06)





Ralph Towner

Time Line

If [4:30]

ECM #1968*


Angel Suite

Piazzolla: La Muerte del Angel [4:00]
Beatles: Blackbird [2:30]
Piazzolla: Tango Apasionado [2:00]

Tomoe Records #ZUM 06002

Glenn Jones

This Is The Wind That Blows It Out

Sphinx Unto Curious Men [9:30]

Strange Attractors #024 *

Lily Afshar


Garry Eister: Fantasia on a Traditional Persian Song [7:00]

Archer #31926*

Ralph Towner

Time Line

Freeze Frame [5:00]

See above.

Lily Afshar


Asik Veysel: Kara Toprak [3:30]

See above.

Various Artists: James Blackshaw

Imaginational Anthem, Vol. 2

River of Heaven [5:00]

Tompkins Square #1424** *

Comments [2]

John Schaefer from WNYC

Thanks Michael - just got a brand new James Blackshaw CD which I haven't actually heard yet, but I'll assume is again full of alternate tunings. Watch for that coming soon...

Jul. 15 2008 01:34 PM
Michael Burchill from Califon, NJ

Listened this show while driving back from NYC after having had a lovely dinner on the Hudson river with an even lovelier woman. I've been a guitarist for most of my life, and I've always loved alternate tunings, so some of these selections here are not to be missed.

Highlights include: Ralph Towner's opener 'Time Line', Zum's 'Blackbird' and Lily Afshar's 'Hemispheres'.

Thanks for another GREAT program John... your longtime listener,

Michael B.

Jul. 01 2008 02:33 PM

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