Episode #2817

Twisted Roots

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Listen to some contemporary compositions based on the sounds of American folk, blues, and other "roots" music for this New Sounds. We'll hear from Joel Harrison's latest, "The Wheel," along with music by Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, and Last Forever. There's also a live performance by Edgar Meyer, Jerry Douglas, and Sam Bush of "From Ankara To Izmir" recorded in the WNYC studios. Plus, music from Bill Frisell rounds out the show.

PROGRAM # 2817, Twisted Roots (First aired on Thursday 6/26/08)





John King


Slow And Down [6:30]

Tzadik #8023

Joel Harrison

The Wheel

American Farewell [6:00]

Intuition #3426 ***

Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motion

Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motion

Pretty Polly [6:30]

Nonesuch #79897 **

Last Forever

NS Live, 2/7/02, Merkin Hall

Boll Weevil Blues [13:00]

Not commercially available. Last Forever has CDs available at

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones

Ten from little Worlds

Off the Top (The Gravity Wheel ) [4:00]

Columbia #90539 ** *

Edgar Meyer/Sam Bush/Jerry Douglas

Live, WNYC, 3/24/04

From Ankara To Izmir [6:00]

This performance not available. A version of this tune is on “Changing Channels,” on MCA Records, which is out of print, but try*.

Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motion

Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motion

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, excerpt [3:00]

See above.

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