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A Limited 2014 Preview / Some 2013 Missed Gems

Monday, January 13, 2014

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While everyone was compiling their year-end-lists on deadline, or submitting their 2014 previews, we’ve had the luxury of no one demanding such things from us.  Now, really, the only joy in these sorts of exercises might be taunting John Schaefer with the freer time which comes from not hosting two daily shows (& countless other events), and then finally feeling guilty enough to share the things that the staff stumbled upon while not compiling Listener Poll data. Just to defy low expectations, and to continue to avoid actually BEING on air, here's another in the series of "Rogue" New Sounds Staff posts and it's a long one - in two parts.

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Balkan (Brass) Band Battle/Party

Sunday, October 20, 2013

It’s a Balkan Brass Battle Royale on this New Sounds between two of the best Balkan Brass bands - Boban I Marko Markovic Orchestra from Serbia, along with Fanfare Ciocarlia from Romania.  Fresh from a worldwide tour, listen to these two notorious outfits blow each other away, and play nicely together on a few tracks as well.  More is just better!

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Balkan (Brass) Band Battle/Party

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

It’s a Balkan Brass Battle Royale on this New Sounds between two of the best Balkan Brass bands - Boban I Marko Markovic Orchestra from Serbia, along with Fanfare Ciocarlia from Romania.  Fresh from a worldwide tour, listen to these two notorious outfits blow each other away, and play nicely together on a few tracks as well.  More is just better!

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Balkan (Brass) Band Battle/Party

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It’s a Balkan Brass Battle Royale on this New Sounds between two of the best Balkan Brass bands - Boban I Marko Markovic Orchestra from Serbia, along with Fanfare Ciocarlia from Romania.  From a brand-new record, listen to these two notorious outfits blow each other away, and play nicely together on a few tracks as well.  More is just better!

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Caravan Variations

Monday, August 09, 2010

Like camels slogging through the sand, the exotic strains of “Caravan,” by Duke Ellington and his sometime trombonist Juan Tizol (with rarely heard lyrics by Irving Mills), have been played loose, fast, swinging, and/or slow by just about everyone. For this New Sounds program, it’s another of the occasional series of programs of Theme and Variations, where the premise is simple: take a single piece of music and explore what a number of musicians have done with it, through arrangements, deconstructions, and revisions of the original theme.

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Roma and Romanian Roots

Monday, August 02, 2010

Hear some frenzied Romanian gypsy punk from the New York-based Luminescent Orchestrii on this edition of New Sounds.  Not willing to stop there, they can also rock the klezmer, bust out hip-hop beats and call upon Appalachian fiddle as well. 

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