#3753: Guitar Music, Mostly

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For this edition of New Sounds, listen to music for the guitar, rooted in the sounds of American folk music or jazz. Hear music from Meg Baird, formerly of Philly-based Psych-folk band Espers. On her latest release, a solo record called “Don’t Weigh Down the Light,” delicate, shimmery, gauzy guitars frame Meg’s voice.

Then, hear music from the gifted English guitarist James Blackshaw, along with music from San Francisco-based Sean Smith, a modern composer of "guitar folketry [instrumental poetry.]" Smith is also the producer and curator of both the original Berkeley Guitar collection, as well as Beyond Berkeley Guitar, (Tompkins Square.) Plus, there's acoustic jazz guitar music from John McLaughlin, including his "solo" renderings of Mingus' "Good-Bye Pork-Pie Hat," and Bill Evans and Miles Davis' "Blue in Green," from a classic 1971 release, and more.  

PROGRAM #3753– Guitar Music (First aired on 07/20/2015)             





Charles Mingus

Mingus Plays Piano

Myself When I am Real

MCA 783 / Impulse! #217
Available at Amazon.com

Various Artists: Sean Smith

Beyond Berkeley Guitar

Ourselves When We Are Real [11:24]

Tompkins Square - #TSQ 2394 tompkinssquare.com

(Mahavishnu) John McLaughlin

My Goal’s Beyond

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Mingus) [3:13]
Blue in Green (Davis/Evans) [2:38]

Rykodisc #10051/ Reissued as
Douglas / Wienerworld - #WNRCD 5051
Available at Amazon.com 

Meg Baird

Don't Weigh Down The Light

I Don’t Mind [6:13]

Drag City 632

James Blackshaw

The Glass Bead Game

Cross [8:36]

Young God Records YG40

The Baird Sisters

Until You Find Your Green

Looking At Things Up Close [2:46]


Steve Tibbetts

Big Map Idea

Big Idea [5:13]

ECM 1380

Meg Baird-Helena Espvall-Sharron Kraus

Leaves from off the tree

Bruton Town [5:39]

Bo’Weavil Recordings weevil 16CD