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Episode #2945

New Sounds Live with The Bad Plus

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Friday, June 05, 2009

From the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin Hall, the post-jazz piano trio Bad Plus performs their striking mix of rockin’ originals and equally rockin’ covers – of Stravinsky and other classical works. And the Benevento/Mathis/Barr trio, also a keyboard-based, post-jazz band, plugs in and plays both originals and surprising covers.

PROGRAM # 2945 The Bad Plus (First aired on Fri. 6/05/09)

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1979 Semi-finalist, excerpt [2:00]

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Benevento/Mathis/ Barr Trio

Live at Merkin Hall, May 14, 2009

Record Book [7:30]
The Knife: Heartbeats, arr. by Benevento [4:30]

This performance not commercially available. The tune appears on the album “Invisible Baby, ” Hyena #9346 ** www.hyenarecords.com*
“Heartbeats” appears on “Met Not Me,” Royal Potato Family Records. www.marcobenevento.com

The Bad Plus

Live at Merkin Hall, May 14, 2009

Stravinsky: Variation d’Apollon [4:30]
1972 Bronze Medalist [5:00] Babbitt: Semi-Simple Variations [2:00]
Big Eater [4:30]

This performance not commercially available. The Stravinsky tune and the Babbitt piece appear on the album “For All I Care,” Heads Up 3148 www.headsup.com
“1972 Bronze Medalist” And “Big Eater” are on “These Are the Vistas” Columbia #87040
www.thebadplus.com

Benevento/Mathis/ Barr Trio

Live at Merkin Hall, May 14, 2009

Call Home [5:00]

This performance not commercially available. The tune appears on the album “Me Not Me.” See above.

The Bad Plus

Live at Merkin Hall, May 14, 2009

Let Our Garden Grow [5:00]

This performance not commercially available. The tune appears on “These Are the Vistas.” See above.

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