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New Sounds

Dependable Groove Music

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Whether it’s piano-driven, horn-driven, or interlocking rhythms of guitar music, listen to music with a steady groove on this edition of New Sounds, like the Blue Cranes and Kaki King. 

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New Sounds

Dependable Groove Music

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Whether it’s piano-driven, horn-driven, or interlocking rhythms of guitar music, listen to music with a steady groove on this edition of New Sounds.  Hear the Blue Cranes, who are a keyboard trio and dueling saxophones from Portland with a from a new record, “Swim.”  Also, listen to music from keyboardist Marco Benevento with his playful arrangement of an early Pink Floyd song, recorded live at Tonic.  Hear a groove-based instrumental piece from the gifted guitarist Kaki King.  Plus, music from three-ohs Medeski, Martin & Wood, The Bad Plus, and the Neil Cowley Trio, and more.  

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New Sounds

New Piano-Based Music

Sunday, March 17, 2013

New music from the Neil Cowley Trio and the Bad Plus are on this New Sounds program, bands which on the surface resemble conventional piano trios, but pull liberally from the rock world and everywhere else.  We'll listen to both of their most recent releases, along with music from Rachel's, who also have a recent release.  Even though they are no longer together, this recording is of previously unavailable material.  All that, and more...

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New Sounds

New Piano-Based Music

Thursday, March 08, 2012

New music from the Neil Cowley Trio and the Bad Plus are on this New Sounds program, bands which on the surface resemble conventional piano trios, but pull liberally from the rock world and everywhere else.  We'll listen to both of their most recent releases, along with music from Rachel's, who also have a recent release.  Even though they are no longer together, this recording is of previously unavailable material.  All that, and more...

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New Sounds

All Over the World Jazz

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Will Calhoun, perhaps best known as the hard-hitting and inventive drummer for Living Colour (their most recent release is "The Chair in the Doorway"), has also worked with tenor saxophone player Pharoah Sanders on a world-jazz effort, “Native Lands.” That record is a blend of jazz drumming, hand drums and other percussion, electronic soundscapes and trancey drum loops; with fluid melodic sax lines from Sanders, and contributions from Mos Def, Cheick Tidiane Seck (Mali), and Nana Vasconcelos (Brazil.)

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New Sounds

Post-Jazz

Sunday, June 19, 2011

What do you get when you infuse driving rock rhythms and cover songs, along with folk traditions of several countries together and put it in the hands and horns of jazz players?  Well, for this New Sounds, we'll call it "post-jazz."  Folks like The Bad Plus make this music, having fun by covering songs by Yes or Rush, and upping the fun quotient even more by doing arrangements of songs by Ligeti and Stravinsky. 

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New Sounds

All Over the World Jazz

Monday, December 20, 2010

Will Calhoun, perhaps best known as the hard-hitting and inventive drummer for Living Colour (their release The Chair in the Doorway just came out this September), has also worked with tenor saxophone player Pharoah Sanders on a world-jazz effort, “Native Lands.” That record is a blend of jazz drumming, hand drums and other percussion, electronic soundscapes and trancey drum loops; with fluid melodic sax lines from Sanders, and contributions from Mos Def, Cheick Tidiane Seck (Mali), and Nana Vasconcelos (Brazil.)

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