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Global Jazz (Special Podcast)

Monday, December 23, 2013

WNYC

Hear an hour of global jazz on this New Sounds program, with unlikely combinations of instruments and worldwide influences colliding in unexpected and striking ways. Listen to pianist and composer Vijay Iyer's "Playlist For An Extreme Occasion," an eight-part work written for Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble.  It began as a musical interaction between sheng, tabla, and gaita, which evolved into an intricate suite for piano, gaita, percussion, tabla, sheng, violin, viola and cello.  (Vijay Iyer is also the recipient of the 2013 MacArthur Fellowship, the so-called "genius" grant.)

Also listen to Indo-jazz by clarinetist Arun Ghosh from a suite inspired by the people, landscapes and music of Bangladesh India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Then, global jazz meets exotic chamber music, in music from Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica.  Plus, hear a combination of jazz and Arabic music from Vancouver-based Oud/Guitarist Gordon Grdina. And more.

Special thanks to our hardworking New Sounds Assistant, Isabel Kim, for making this podcast possible.

PROGRAM #3527– Global Jazz (First aired on 10/28/2013)               

ARTIST(S) 

RECORDING 

CUT(S) 

SOURCE 

The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma 

A Playlist Without Borders 

Vijay Iyer: Playlist for an Extreme Occasion (Part Zero) excerpt [1:32] 

Sony Masterworks
myplaydirect.com

Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica

Where Here Meets There

Sansaz [4:46]

orchestrotica.com

Arun Ghosh

A South Asian Suite

Sufi Stomp (Soul of Sindh) [4:53]

Camoci Records
Available on
Amazon

The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

A Playlist Without Borders

Vijay Iyer: Playlist for an Extreme Occasion (Parts 1-6) [16:29]

Sony Masterworks
myplaydirect.com

Tarun Balani Collective

Sacred World

Azaan [8:08]

OK Listen Media
oklisten.com
Available on
Amazon

Gordon Grdina

No Difference

Hope in Being [7:03]

Songlines Recordings SGL 1603-2
songlines.com
Available on
Amazon

Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica

Where Here Meets There

Maracatune for Chalco [7:34]

orchestrotica.com

 

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