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Episode #3558

Mountain Music

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Spend some time in the mountains on this New Sounds, with the Chinese group Shanren, from Yunnan.  Their name translates as “Mountain Men” and inspired the theme of the show.  Also, listen to music from the Swiss Alps, represented by the Albins Alpin Quintett, whose record is inspired by the Pilatus-massif in central Switzerland; the tunes are named after various places on the mountain.  Then, hear the Chinese pipa player Wu Man blending the sounds of the Appalachian musicians and making it work on tunes like “Old Joe Clark,” or "I’m Going Back To North Carolina," featuring banjo player Lee Knight. Plus, music from the Himalayans, the Sierra Mountains, and the Andes. 

PROGRAM #3558– Mountain Music  (First aired on 1/27/2014)  

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Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir

The Perfect Jewel: Sacred Chants of Tibet

Initiation Ceremony of Guhyasamaja Tantra, excerpt [4:48]

Rykodisc #10626, Reissued on Smithsonian Folkways as part of the Mickey Hart Collection. HRT15022
www.folkways.si.edu

Bachir Attar

The Next Dream

Ceremonies Against the Night of the Devil [4:23]

CMP #CD-57.
www.artist-shop.com/cmp

Albins Alpin Quintett

Pilatus-Suite

Heitertannli [5:01]

Altrisuoni #152
www.altrisuoni.com
Available at Amazon.com OR Emusic.com

Arkady Shilkloper

Pilatus

Alpine Sketch [4:10]

Boheme #906063. Out of print.   Reissued on Jaro Records, available for download via iTunes or Amazon.com

Shanren

Left Foot Dance of the Yi

Left Foot Dance of the Yi [3:53]

TUG CD 1075
www.worldmusic.net

Wu Man & Lee Knight

Wu Man & Friends

I’m Going Back To North Carolina [2:16]

Traditional Crossroads 4329
www.traditionalcrossroads.com

 

Wu Force

Bandcamp single

Floating [5:33]

http://wuforce.bandcamp.com/track/floating-unreleased-demo

Guamary

Flight of the Condor

Dance of the Flames [4:16]

BBC #22440 Vinyl LP
Out of print.

Inti Illimani

Flight of the Condor

Sicuriadas [3:15]
Dance of the Quechuas [1:56

BBC #22440 Vinyl LP
Out of print, but there's info at
www.gamisimonds.com/inti-illimani

Aki Takahashi, piano

Walk in Beauty

Peter Garland: Jornada Del Muerto - The View from Vulture Peak [5:37]

New Albion #052
Available via iTunes of Amazon.com

Eberhard Schoener

Sky Music

Mountain Music, excerpt [2:17]

Kuckuck LP.  Reissued as double CD, Kuckuck - #11059 / 12059
www.blacksun.com

Peter Kerlin Octet

Mixed Music (Special Podcast)

For this New Sounds program, listen to “Mixed Music” – a term coined by musician/composer Joseph C. Phillips Jr.  -which is a blend of jazz improvisation and groove-based minimalism or other forms of composed music.  There’s brand-new music from the Brooklyn-based Peter Kerlin Octet, an outfit consisting of two vibraphonists, two bassists, an organist, a drummer, a percussionist, and a violist.  On his record, “Salamander,” bass player/composer Kerlin offers up ambitious bass-driven compositions that weave through post-rock and minimalist territory, with improvisational jazz-like detours along the way.

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Comments [2]

Julian from BROOKLYN

I am sure this is the number one thing that goes on these posts board BUT I am trying to find the sound you played by Woo Force - Floating (totally could be the wrong spelling)... Where can this be found. I fell in love.

Jan. 28 2014 12:31 AM
Andrew

Really enjoyed this, I would like to listen to more of this. Could you send me a playlist?

Jan. 27 2014 11:23 PM

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