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Pat Metheny

New Sounds

Works for Multiple Electric Guitars

Monday, February 09, 2015

Hear music for multiple electric guitars, from guitarists Dustin Wong, Dominic Frasca and Pat Metheny playing Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint.

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New Sounds

With John Zorn

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Composer, producer, performer, conductor, record label founder, and MacArthur Genius John Zorn joins us to present selections from his massive Masada Project, Book 2: Book of Angels.

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New Sounds

Recent Guitar-Centric Recordings

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hear new guitar-centric music on this New Sounds program including music by John Zorn, as played by Pat Metheny, a tune from the South African guitarist Guy Buttery, and more.

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New Sounds

Works for Multiple Electric Guitars

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hear music for multiple electric guitars, from guitarists Dustin Wong, Dominic Frasca and Pat Metheny playing Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint.

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New Sounds

With John Zorn

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Composer, producer, performer, conductor, record label founder, and musical ringleader John Zorn (add “genius” in there too – he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship) joins us for this New Sounds program to present selections from his massive Masada Project, Book 2: Book of Angels.  Comprised of over 300 tunes, the Book of Angels is inspired by traditional Jewish music and at various points combines jazz with elements of psych-rock, many world music traditions, brass band parades, and thrash metal.  On the occasion of his 60th birthday, Zorn came by the studio to present music from just some of the recordings of The Book of Angels.  Listen to selections by Secret Chiefs (members of Mr. Bungle), pianist Uri Caine, Pat Metheny, the Masada Quintet featuring Joe Lovano, Mycale (a vocal quartet), cellist Erik Friedlander, and many others.  The rest of the music, which was too much to fit into one New Sounds show is part of this Bonus Podcast.

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New Sounds

Recent Guitar-Centric Recordings

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hear new guitar-centric music on this New Sounds program including music from the Baird Sisters, and from a new live record by South African guitarist Guy Buttery, who covers a song by Joanna Newsom. Also, listen to guitarist Glenn Jones, who draws from the rich tradition of John Fahey’s “American Primitive” guitar-playing.  Then hear music performed by the three classical guitarists of the Mobius Trio that owes a debt to John Fahey and hints at minimalism. Plus there’s small ensemble music written at Glen Deven Ranch in Big Sur, California from guitarist Bill Frisell, and music by John Zorn, as played by Pat Metheny.

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New Sounds

New Releases, May 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

It's that time of the month again for the new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully separates the wheat from the chaff for this show.  He'll sort through the stacks of new CDs, the strange Soundcloud free-associations, and the highly anticipated digital submissions which have come across his desk and into his inbox over the past month to present some of the finest new releases. He'll skim off the cream. He'll pick the lentils from the ashes. You get it.

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The Brothers Balliett

The Electric Guitar Show

Thursday, May 09, 2013

The electric guitar: symbol of rebellion, youth, and danger or legitimate color to be used in serious composition? Perhaps it's both. The Brothers Balliett takes a critical look at the myriad uses of this hundred-year-old instrument.

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New Sounds

New Releases, May 2011 (Special Podcast)

Monday, August 29, 2011

WNYC

It's that time of the month already!  John Schaefer once again picks through the spring flood of CDs that have been sent to his office to find new releases worthy of showcasing in tonight's program.  Among these outstanding piles is a new work from Roswell Rudd that features some musicians from West African and a new recording from Vieux Farka Toure, featuring his father, Ali Farka Toure. Also, hear music from a Greek group called Lüüp, and something from Montreallers, Esmerine, who just released a record in memory of Lhasa.  Plus, a collaborative record from dueling keyboardists Aaron Goldberg and Guillermo Klein, and music from a Swiss piano trio based on Turkish music.

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New Sounds

New Releases, May 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It's that time of the month already!  John Schaefer once again picks through the spring flood of CDs that have been sent to his office to find new releases worthy of showcasing in tonight's program.  Among these outstanding piles is a new work from Roswell Rudd that features some musicians from West African and a new recording from Vieux Farka Toure, featuring his father, Ali Farka Toure. Also, hear music from a Greek group called Lüüp, and something from Montreallers, Esmerine, who just released a record in memory of Lhasa.  Plus, a collaborative record from dueling keyboardists Aaron Goldberg and Guillermo Klein, and music from a Swiss piano trio based on Turkish music. 

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