Episode #3071

A Private Reel: Live on Soundcheck

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

For this New Sounds, we raid the exclusive live performance archive from that "other" show John Schaefer hosts, the afternoon program, Soundcheck. We'll listen for tunes from pipa player Wu Man, Cuban singer Omara Portuondo, and the Italian percussionist Alessandra Belloni, to name a few. Plus, performances by Zakir Hussain and some of the Masters of Percussion, a traditional Mongolian drinking song from Hanggai, and jazz clarinet player Anat Cohen. And so much more, including soft and dangerous banjo songs from Sam Amidon, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, and Irish trad tunes from Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill.

PROGRAM # 3071, A Private Reel: Raiding Soundcheck Performances (First aired on 5/4/2010)





Vieux Farka Toure

Live on SC, 4/27/10

Awei Mowei [3:32]

This performance not commercially available.
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Live on SC, 9/18/09

Mongolian Drinking Song (trad.) [5:08]

This performance not commercially available. The tune appears on “Introducing Hanggai” on World Music Network Info at

Refugee All Stars

Live on SC 4/13/10

Goat Smoke Pipe [4:00]

This performance not commercially available, but the song appears on the record, “Rise & Shine.” Purchase at

Sam Amidon, banjo & voice / Thomas Bartlett, piano / Shahzad Ismail, gtr & drums.

Live on SC 4/12/10

I See the Sign [5:26]

This performance not commercially available. But “I See the Sign” is the title track of the release, out on Bedroom Community Records

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill

Live on SC 4/14/10

Air/Reels (Windswept Hills of Tulla, Mountain Lark, Tom Daugherty's Reel) [5:26]

This performance not commercially available. But “Windswept Hills of Tulla” appears on their CD, “Welcome Home Again” on Green Linnet GLI 1233
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Zakir Hussain, tabla Taufiq Qureshi, djembe Ganesh, electric vioiln

Live on SC 3/12/10

Dharmavati [3:55]

This performance not commercially available. Info at


Live on SC 3/16/10

Almaya [3:38]

This performance not commercially available. Almaya appears on Levantine Indulgence, Palmyra Recordings.
Info at

Alessandra Belloni, vocal, tambourine Nando Citarella, vocal, tambourine, Vinnie Scialla, percussion, John La Barbera, guitar, Mandolin, Joe Deninzon, violin, Wilson Montuori , guitar

Live on SC 11/02/09

Requiem [5:47]

This performance not commercially available. Info at


Live on SC, 9/18/09

Five Heroes [4:52]

See above.

Wu Man, pipa Zhao Jiazhen, Qin

Live on SC 10/22/09

Recalling an Old Friend, excerpt [3:00]

This performance not commercially available.
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Comments [2]

gina ballinger from austria

to listen to a program with only male musicians and not hear the 50% women of the quality played on new sounds just always boggles me in the 21st c.its the most subtle form, to me, of patriarchalish left over. anyone out there to support this thought? meredith monk?...put a good word in for us out there : ) thank you for the beautiful music, too. gina ballinger

May. 06 2010 04:30 AM
cyril renaud from Manhattan

I would like to get the play list of today
Number 3071
Thank you
I really enjoy the show every time

May. 05 2010 12:00 AM

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