Episode #2680

Big Bottoms

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

On this New Sounds, there's new music for bass, both electric and upright, bowed, plucked, or slapped, some bottom-heavy and grounding, some emotive and noodley - like the moody suite for electric bass by Jeffrey Roden, called "Seeds of Happiness." There's also music about salt. Yes, salt and salt marshes. Listen for texture-rich music for by Marie-Soleil Belanger and Normand Guilbeault which pairs violins or erhu (Chinese two-stringed fiddle) with double bass. Plus, Tom Johnson's "Failing โ€“ a very difficult piece for bass," music by Basso Bongo, Robert Black, and more.

PROGRAM #2680, New Music for Bass (First aired on Monday, 5/21/07)





Edgar Meyers & Joshua Bell

Short Trip Home

Concert Duo, Mvt 2 [5:30]

Sony Classical #60864** *

Jeffrey Roden

Seeds of Happiness

On Awakening [3:00]

New Albion #133

Marie-Soleil Belanger & Normand Guilbeault

Les Salines

Les Salines 1 [4:30]

Actuelle #160

Gavin Bryars

Farewell To Philosophy

By The Vaar, epilogue [3:00]

Point #454126 Out of print. Try auction sites or* More info at

Jeffrey Roden

Seeds of Happiness

Rift [2:30]

See above.

Bang on a Can

Live, Vol. 1

Tom Johnson: Failing [8:00]

CRI #628, out of print, but available at

Robert Black

State of the Bass

Big And Cheap [7:00]

O.O. Discs #14

Michael Manring


Greetings Earthlings! [5:00]

Manthing #09470

David Friesen


Sitka In The Woods [6:00]

Global Pacific #79338 Try* or auction sites

Comments [2]

John Yellen from NYC 10003

You HAD an excellent archives search program. I could quickly find any show by date or number.The current program is useless. Why did you have to screw it up? And where are the cues "click here to hear the entire program" on past shows?

Jul. 11 2008 10:39 PM
Benigno Veraz from Washington Heights

How do you spell this word that just came up on the current show.... mandegreen???

thank you

Jul. 10 2008 02:16 PM

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