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New Music for Brass

Monday, May 12, 2014

Hear new music for brass, some martial, some big band jazz, and music by David Byrne inspired by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band of New Orleans, and more on this New Sounds Program.  Then it's high-spirited music from Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy along with a work by Karlheinz Stockhausen, covered by the Respect Sextet. Plus, music by Charles Mingus, as played by Either/Orchestra out of Cambridge, MA.  There's also music from Montreal's Ratchet Orchestra as well as something from the Clubfoot Orchestra, and a work by Carla Bley.

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New Sounds

New Music for Brass

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

On this Mardi Gras day, hear new music for brass, some martial, some big band jazz, and music by David Byrne inspired by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band of New Orleans, and more.  Then it's high-spirited music from Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy along with a work by Karlheinz Stockhausen, covered by the Respect Sextet. Plus, music by Charles Mingus, as played by Either/Orchestra out of Cambridge, MA.  There's also music from Montreal's Ratchet Orchestra as well as something from the Clubfoot Orchestra, and a work by Carla Bley.

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Songs and Instrumentals for Big Bands

Saturday, October 20, 2012

For this New Sounds, we'll hear music from the unexpected and irresistible collaboration between Richmond, VA's Fight the Big Bull (9-piece avant jazz band), and San Francisco-based songwriter/ composer/musician (with a background in hymn singing) David Karsten Daniels, "I Mean to Live Here Still."

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Fake Orchestras

Sunday, May 06, 2012

The band name may say “Orchestra,” but the groups’ sounds are not what you’d expect.  Hear Slavic folk, Latin jazz, African guitars and balafons come together in music by The Fake Orchestra.  Also, listen to music from that variable group of musical friends, the Penguin Café Orchestra, along with music performed by the Senegalese Afro-Cuban group called Orchestra Baobob.  Plus, cellist Lori Goldston’s Black Cat Orchestra, the small big band that is Either/Orchestra, and the quiet slow pop duo called Susanna and the Magical Orchestra.  And more.

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Fake Orchestras

Monday, April 25, 2011

The band name may say “Orchestra,” but the groups’ sounds are not what you’d expect.  Hear Slavic folk, Latin jazz, African guitars and balafons come together in music by The Fake Orchestra.  Also, listen to music from that variable group of musical friends, the Penguin Café Orchestra, along with music performed by the Senegalese Afro-Cuban group called Orchestra Baobob.  Plus, cellist Lori Goldston’s Black Cat Orchestra, the small big band that is Either/Orchestra, and the quiet slow pop duo called Susanna and the Magical Orchestra.  And more.

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Drunk Circus Music

Friday, August 13, 2010

There’s music for large ensembles on this edition of New Sounds, with tunes from The Industrial Jazz Group. Their recent CDs, which some listeners have tried to put into words as, “Thelonious Monk goes to the circus drunk,” put bebop alongside the avant-garde, with melody-driven stuff that wouldn’t be out of place in the “downtown” or “west coast jazz” scenes, yet the music is fun, multiple-metered and sometimes even includes theremin.

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