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Episode #3623

New Releases, July 2014

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Monday, August 04, 2014

Zion 80 explores the music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach through the lens of the Afrobeat master Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Zion 80 explores the music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach through the lens of the Afrobeat master Fela Anikulapo Kuti. (Courtesy of the artist)

For this New Sounds, listen to the latest from Zion80, a horn-driven Jewish Afrobeat party band led by guitarist Jon Madof. The name is a nod to the band Africa 70, which was the great Afro-pop band put together by Fela Kuti in Nigeria. On their latest release, Zion80 take on more Jewish-themed music - in this case, Madof’s creative arrangements of 8 tunes from John Zorn’s “Book of Angels” from Masada Book II.

Then, hear Richard Reed Parry’s "Quartet for Heart and Breath" as performed by two different ensembles: yMusic and Kronos Quartet. It’s an exercise in music as the reflection of the body, where musicians play composed music determined by his/her breathing or heart-rate, while keeping pace via stethoscope. Plus, music by King Crimson arranged for cellist Maya Beiser, electroacoustic music from Jacaszek & Kwartludium, and more.

PROGRAM #3623 New Releases, July 2014 (First aired on 8/4/2014)  

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

yMusic

Music for Heart and Breath

Richard Reed Parry: Music for Heart and Breath

Deutsche Grammophon B0021058-02
deutschegrammophon.com

Zion 80

Adramelech

Araziel [7:15]

Tzadik 8319
www.tzadik.com

yMusic

Music for Heart and Breath

Richard Reed Parry: Quartet for Heart and Breath [6:44]

Deutsche Grammophon B0021058-02
deutschegrammophon.com

Jacaszek & Kwartludium

Catalogue Des Arbres

A Book of Lake (Roseliere) [5:28]

Touch TO 094CD
forcedexposure.com

Kronos Quartet

Music for Heart and Breath

Richard Reed Parry: Quartet for Heart and Breath [6:41]

See above.

Maya Beiser

Uncovered

Epitaph (King Crimson) [8:37]

Innova 900
www.innova.mu

Pjusk

Solstov

Streif [4:52]

12K 1081
12k.com

Jacaszek & Kwartludium

Catalogue Des Arbres

Anthem (La foret) [5:48]

See above.

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