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Episode #3609

Music for Big Bands

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

From Bjork’s sleeper hit, “It’s Oh So Quiet” from the 1990’s, to much more recent big band recordings, like that of the German-based Monika Roscher Bigband, listen to horns a-plenty in clever arrangements on this New Sounds.  Roscher is a German electric guitarist, singer, and big band leader, of an atypical big band, which sometimes incorporates more exciting, innovative possibilities that might have come from techno or punk.  Roscher says of her 18-piece band, “We’re experimental, and a bit weird. It can be a shock, if you’re not expecting it.” She also has been known to perform in hoods & masks.

There’s also music from the New York-based 17-piece Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, along with music by new York drummer/composer John Hollenbeck, collaborating with the Austrian group Jazz Bigband Graz and featuring the vocalist Theo Bleckmann.  Plus, listen to the Carla Bley Big Band and their arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner", and music by Bjork.

PROGRAM #3609 Music for Big Bands (First aired on 6/10/2014)  

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RECORDING

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SOURCE

Björk

Post

It’s Oh So Quiet, excerpt [1:00]

Elektra - #61740
www.bjork.com

Monika Roscher Bigband

Failure in Wonderland

Human Machines [3:22]

Enja Records #ENJ 9585
monikaroscher.bandcamp.com

John Hollenbeck & Jazz Big Band Graz, feat. Theo Bleckmann

Joys & Desires

John Hollenbeck: The Bird With The Coppery, Keen Claws [6:08]

Intuition #3862
www.intuition-music.com

Monika Roscher Bigband

Failure in Wonderland

Failure in Wonderland [7:24]

Enja Records #ENJ 9585
monikaroscher.bandcamp.com

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

Infernal Machines

Phobos [11:03]

New Amsterdam NWAM017 newamsterdamrecords.com

Björk

Selmasongs

New World [4:22]

Elektra 62533
www.bjork.com

Angles 9

Injuries

Ubabba, excerpt [1:00]

Clean Feed CF303
www.cleanfeed-records.com

Carla Bley Big Band

Looking for America

The National Anthem, excerpt [2:29]

WATT Works 31
 / ECM Records
Available at Amazon.com 

John Hollenbeck & Jazz Big Band Graz, feat. Theo Bleckmann

Joys & Desires

Maxfield [10:15]

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