Episode #3241

Small Combos

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Experience the collaborative strains of a father-son flamenco guitar and cello duo on this New Sounds.  Begun in France, and finished in Brooklyn (with guitarist for The National and creator of Clogs, Bryce Dessner, producing the record), the focus for these works was on improvisation after deciding not to use the demos.

The resulting record, “Barlande” is rooted in Flamenco, to be sure, but it has grown beyond to encompass space, stasis, and a melting pot of other worldly traditions.  We’ll hear some of “Barlande” and other works for small groups of instruments, like a tune by Argentinian bandoneonist Dino Saluzzi with his guitar playing son José, joined by Swedish bassist Palle Danielsson from their record, "Responsorium."  Plus, music for kora and cello from Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal, from their excellent, "Chamber Music."  And more.

PROGRAM #3241 Small Combos (First aired on 9/1/11)    





Ketama, Toumani Diabaté & Danny Thompson


Caramelo, excerpt [1:00]

Hannibal Records 1323 Out of print, but try* and auction sites

Pedro Soler and Gaspar Claus


Barlande (Seguiriya) [7:25]

InFine IF 1015
Available at, iTunes, and

Ballaké Sissoko, Vincent Ségal

Chamber Music

Halinkata Djoubé [5:08]

Six Degrees Records #1171
or via* or download from

Ketama, Toumani Diabaté & Danny Thompson


Caramelo [4:21]

See above.

Yair Yona


Pharaoh [4:23]

SAAH 062

Dino Saluzzi (w/Jose Maria Saluzzi)


Responso por la muerte de Cruz [9:07]

ECM #1816

Pedro Soler and Gaspar Claus, [feat. Bryce Dessner & Sufjan Stevens]


Encuentro En Brooklyn (Minera) [9:23]

See above.

Yair Yona


Skinny Fists [7:52]

See above.

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