Episode #3600

Hybrid Jazz-ish Ensembles

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Monday, May 19, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to hybrid groups that use jazzy-looking instruments, but throw in traditional folk music, chamber music, and a splash of rock.  Listen to jazz-ish music from the Swiss quintet, pommelHORSE, whose clarinets and saxes are up front, but there’s also Fender Rhodes, bass and drums and distortion pedals.  Then, listen to music by the London-based trumpeter and bandleader Yazz Ahmed who melds jazz with the sounds of her Arabic heritage on her record “Finding My Way Home.” Also, listen to near-Eastern inflected music from the New York-based Iraqi-American trumpeter Amir Elsaffar.  Plus music from the Finnish-Franco-Argentine outfit, IF trio, who mix jazz, real and imaginary traditional music, as well as rock.  That, and more.

PROGRAM #3600 Hybrid Ensembles (First aired on 5/19/2014)  





Yazz Ahmed

Finding My Way Home

Wah-Wah Sawahwah, excerpt [1:00]
Available at iTunes


Winter Madness

Southern Cross [5:14]

UTR 4498

IF Trio

Imaginary Folklores

Dans le décor [5:36]

Matthew Donarier & Albert van Veenendaal's Planetarium

The Visible Ones

Univers Elastique [3:47]

Clean Feed 296


Winter Madness

Drunk on Christmas Eve [3:52]

See above.

Yazz Ahmed

Finding My Way Home

Wah-Wah Sawahwah [7:32]

See above.

Amir Elsaffar/Two rivers Ensemble


Al-Badia [5:51]

Pi Recordings 41

Michel Portal


Mozambic [8:42]

Harmonia Mundi 905186

Skykptn's 28

Skykptn's 28

Gravitation [5:02]

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