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Ralph Towner

New Sounds

"String" Trios

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Listen to mostly unconventional string trios involving Malagasy zither, South Indian violin, West African kora, Chinese erhu, guitars of all sorts, banjo and much more. 

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Baroque Dance Forms

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Listen to a suite of pieces by Caroline Shaw, a member of vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth. Note: all the movements in her Pulitzer Prize-winning suite are named for baroque dance forms.

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New Sounds of Baroque Dance Forms

Monday, January 13, 2014

Listen to a suite of pieces by Caroline Shaw, a member of vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth. Note: all the movements in her Pulitzer Prize-winning suite are named for baroque dance forms.

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New Sounds

"String" Trios

Monday, October 21, 2013

Listen to mostly unconventional string trios involving Malagasy zither, South Indian violin, West African kora, Chinese erhu, guitars of all sorts, banjo and much more.  First, hear a new collaborative trio record from Ralph Towner, Wolfgang Muthspiel, and Slava Grigoryan who are respectively, an American 12-string guitarist, an Austrian electric guitarist, and a Kazakhstan-born, Australia-based classical guitarist.  Also, listen to an electric guitar work from the French guitar trio Philharmonie, in addition to a trio of Chinese erhu, Hindustani mohan vina, and American banjo.  Then, folk-rock meets Carnatic music (South India) on a record from acoustic guitarist Martin Simpson, together with David Hidalgo on bajo sexton, and Viji Krishnan on violin.  That, and more. 

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World-Jazz Guitar Music

Sunday, April 07, 2013

There’s new music from the California Guitar Trio on this New Sounds show, from their recent release, “Andromeda,” which has the talented and crafty guitarists playing with effects, keyboard textures, and a guest musician – Tony Levin of King Crimson.  We’ll hear their Reichian “Improv 8: Layered Circulation” and possibly some fingerstylin’ middle-eastern influenced tunes as well.

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New Sounds of Baroque Dance Forms

Friday, October 12, 2012

For this New Sounds program, listen to a suite of pieces by Caroline Shaw, a member of the vocal ensemble, Roomful of Teeth. All of the movements in her suite are named after baroque dance forms, how J.S. Bach and other baroque composers might have done.  Hear those forms echoed in the music of Paul Lansky, and Ralph Towner, along with lute player and composer Rolf Lislevand, and the late Englishman Jon Lord. And more.

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Guitar Duos and Trios

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Guitar duos and trios are what we’ll hear on this New Sounds program. There’s music from an old LP featuring the duo of guitarist Nels Cline, playing acoustic, along with the late bassist Eric von Essen. Also, there’s music from the Rosetta trio led by bass player Stephan Crump, on a recording called Reclamation, which partners double bass with both acoustic and electric guitar.

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World-Jazz Guitar Music

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

There’s new music from the California Guitar Trio on this New Sounds show, from their recent release, “Andromeda,” which has the talented and crafty guitarists playing with effects, keyboard textures, and a guest musician – Tony Levin of King Crimson.  We’ll hear their Reichian “Improv 8: Layered Circulation” and possibly some fingerstylin’ middle-eastern influenced tunes as well. 

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Guitar Duos and Trios

Monday, July 25, 2011

Guitar duos and trios are what we’ll hear on this New Sounds program. There’s music from an old LP featuring the duo of guitarist Nels Cline, playing acoustic, along with the late bassist Eric von Essen. Also, there’s music from the Rosetta trio led by bass player Stephan Crump, on a recording called Reclamation, which partners double bass with both acoustic and electric guitar.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alerts: Ralph Towner and Paolo Fresu

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The acoustic guitarist and Italian trumpeter team up for a show tonight at the Italian Academy at Columbia University. Download their intimate track "Chiaroscuro."

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