Episode #3063

Near Eastern Music

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

This New Sounds program presents music from the Near East, including works from Lebanon, Syria, Iran, and Israel. Bassist Jim Guttmann, (anchor man in the Klezmer Conservatory Band,) leads his own ensemble which branches out intriguingly into jazz, funk, and world music. From Guttmann’s brand new recording “Bessarabian Breakdown,” we’ll hear a traditional Sephardic melody “Cuando el Rey Nimrod.” Also, from another bass player, Avishai Cohen, there’s folk music filtered through a jazz lens, as Cohen sings tunes learned from his mother while growing up in Israel. Plus, something from Lebanon by Savina Yannatou, a traditional song from the Syrian singer Gaida, music from Turkey, and more.

PROGRAM # 3063, Near Eastern Music (First aired on 4/14/2010)





Avishai Cohen


Noches Noches/La Luz [7:22]

Blue Note/EMI 5099969491702

Jim Guttmann

Bessarabian Breakdown

Cuando El Rey Nimrod [5:23]

Kleztone 002

La Mar Enfortuna


Aman Minush [4:14]

Tzadik 8120

Savina Yannatou

Terra Nostra

Hey Het (Song of the Emigrant) [4:59]

ECM 1856


Levantine Indulgence

Almaya [3:38]

Palmyra 8450123245

3 Mustaphas 3

Friends, Fiends and Fronds

Kac Kuzulu Ceylan [5:13]

Omnium OMM 2003 Available as an import at* or as a download

Kamkars Ensemble

Gol Nishan

Beautiful Oraman [11:19]

Private CD, but try

Dastan Ensemble & Salar Aghili

In the Name of the Red Rose

Prelude Part 2 [3:25]

Celestial Harmonies 13300

Comments [3]

Aniruddha from Jersey City

What a wonderful program and brilliant songs! Thank you so much for bring us these wonderful sounds form around the world. Long live wNYC! :)

Apr. 15 2010 12:06 PM
Rich K from UC, NJ

Sorry, wrong box! (Must be the nitrous?)

Apr. 14 2010 02:24 PM
Rich K from UC, NJ

My first dental experience (at 5!!) was with an old-school pain-relief-is-for-cowards doctor. By my teens, a trip to the dentist was white knuckle time, even though my next dentist was much kinder. And then his son, who had been a corp dentist in Nam, joined the practice. The first time I saw him, he looked at me and said, "I'll triple the novacaine," and then put Hendrix on the stereo. Loud. The relief is hard to describe.

Apr. 14 2010 02:16 PM

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