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Episode #2584

Joys & Desires

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Experience “high torque” ensemble music with the "Joys and Desires" from in-and-out-of-jazz drummer/composer John Hollenbeck. Its mesmerizing and exotic textures are all the more arresting because of the vocal contributions of Theo Bleckmann. Plus, there are selections from "Terror & Magnificence," music by John Harle, a saxophonist with Michael Nyman's band. The work is kind of like chamber jazz and invokes Tudor texts and English folksongs. Also, hear "Ariadne in Su Laberinto," the final movement from Osvaldo Golijov’s gorgeous song cycle "Ayre." It’s a juxtaposition of Eastern European Jewish music and Spanish rhythms and Arabic and Latin American rhythms featuring Dawn Upshaw, the soprano and "vocal octopus" (a compliment from the composer himself.) And as always on New Sounds, much more.

PROGRAM #2584: “Songs With large Ensembles” (First aired on Tues. 9-18-06.)

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John Hollenbeck & Jazz Big Bad Graz

Joys & Desires

The Garden of Love [5:00]

Intuition #3862 ** www.intuition-music.com*

John Harle

Terror & Magnificence

The Three Ravens [5:30]
How Should I My True Love Know? [5:00]

Argo #452 605 Out of print, but try auction sites or Amazon.com**

Osvaldo Golijov

Ayre

Ariadne In Her Labyrinth [9:00]

Deutche Grammophon #0004782** www.universalclassics.com *

Jóhan Jóhannsson

IBM 1401, A User’s Manual

The Sun’s Gone Dim And The Sky’s Turned Black [7:00]

4AD #2609 www.4AD.com*
due out October 2006

Franco Battiato

Shadow, Light

Sacred Symphony Of Time [3:30]

EMI Hemisphere #37234 Out of print. Complete discography at www.battiato.it

Podjama & Saraswati

Podjama & Saraswati

Tari Danur Dara / Temple Keeper [7:30]

Altrisuoni #171 www.altrisuoni.com*

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