New Sounds

Global Banjo

Sunday, October 02, 2011

The trio of Foday Musa Suso, Joel Harrison, Tony Trischka, now known as the FoJoTo String Band, is a collaborative unit of cross-cultural kora, guitar & banjo. We'll hear some music that they played live on Soundcheck. There's also banjo in a skronky math-metal mood from Seabrook Power Plant, along with music involving the banjo's West African antecedents. Plus, shamisen music by the Yoshida Brothers, and more.


New Sounds

Spacey Country Chamber Jazz (Encore Edition)

Friday, August 05, 2011

For this New Sounds, wander though European cities with the acoustic chamber jazz quartet Gato Libre from their latest effort, "Nomad." This band of Japanese musicians plays acoustic folk, using trumpet, guitar, bass, and accordion, doing tunes that mix up flamenco with Old World waltz, music that stirs up reggae with a touch of blues or a reel from a Scottish pub. Also, listen to country-swing folk jazz from the Tin Hat Trio (now operating as a quintet, and just Tin Hat) from their "Helium" release. Plus, there's the spacey countrified jazz from Bill Frisell's Quartet, and more.

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New Sounds

Cross-Cultural Music

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Listen to a veritable melting pot of music for this New Sounds.  Quebec meets the Middle East in the music of the McDades, folk-jazz with a dash of tabla or santoor.  Then Norwegian and bluegrass fiddles mix in the odd chamber group called QQQ.  We'll hear from their debut release, "Unpacking the Trailer."  Plus, Brazil, Africa, and India come together in the work of Codona, from a new retrospective collection, and more.

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