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New Sounds

Blast the Horns

Sunday, September 14, 2014

For this New Sounds program, listen to the blistering horns of party bands from the world over, with Afro-pop from Ghanaian highlife veteran Ebo Taylor to the Chicago-based Mucca Pazza.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

It's been 23 Years Since this Live Sun Ra Concert Has Been Heard

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WNYC

Senior Concert Recording Engineer Ed Haber, recorded Sun Ra in 1991 and has this recollection.

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Spinning on Air

Musical Messages from Saturn: 100 years of Sun Ra

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Composer and keyboardist Sun Ra studied esoteric subjects and created a vast catalog of unusual music displaying a cosmic vision rooted in jazz. To honor Sun Ra's Centenary, David Garland is joined by Sun Ra archivist Michael D. Anderson and WFMU's Irwin Chusid, who share some classics and rarities.

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New Sounds

Sun Ra @100

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The cosmic composer/bandleader Sun Ra's big band space jazz might have been and still is pretty far out, but even Thelonious Monk agreed that it swings.  For this New Sounds, we'll hear music by Sun Ra, (he who claimed to be of the "Angel Race" and that he was from Saturn, not our planet Earth), done up by other ensembles.  We'll listen to the Heliocentrics & the Respect Sextet, along with Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet.  Plus we'll hear Sun Ra's music as rendered by the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, and many others.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Sun Ra's Omniverse

Thursday, October 31, 2013

WNYC

Listen to Sun Ra's complete January 7th, 1981 Whitney Museum concert, broadcast on WNYC.

 

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New Sounds

Blast the Horns

Monday, August 19, 2013

For this New Sounds program, listen to the blistering horns of party bands from the world over.  There’s Afro-pop from veteran of Ghanaian highlife Ebo Taylor and his German band, featuring the godfather of Afro-beat drumming, Tony Allen.  Hopefully we'll hear something from the marching band madness that is the Chicago-based outfit Mucca Pazza (P.S. - you HAVE to check their outfits when they perform!), Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars, some Ethiojazz, and maybe something from Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy.

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New Sounds

New Music from Saturn

Monday, December 03, 2012

The cosmic composer/bandleader Sun Ra's big band space jazz might have been and still is pretty far out, but even Thelonious Monk agreed that it swings.  For this New Sounds, we'll hear music by Sun Ra, (he who claimed to be of the "Angel Race" and that he was from Saturn, not our planet Earth), done up by other ensembles.  We'll listen to the Heliocentrics & the Respect Sextet, along with Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet.  Plus we'll hear Sun Ra's music as rendered by the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, and many others.

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New Sounds

Blast the Horns

Thursday, May 03, 2012

For this New Sounds program, listen to the blistering horns of party bands from the world over.  There’s Afro-pop from veteran of Ghanaian highlife Ebo Taylor and his German band, featuring the godfather of Afro-beat drumming, Tony Allen.  Hopefully we'll hear something from the marching band madness that is the Chicago-based outfit Mucca Pazza (P.S. - you HAVE to check their outfits when they perform!), Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars, some Ethiojazz, and maybe something from Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy.

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New Sounds

New Music from Saturn

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The cosmic composer/bandleader Sun Ra's big band space jazz might have been and still is pretty far out, but even Thelonious Monk agreed that it swings.  For this New Sounds, we'll hear music by Sun Ra, (he who claimed to be of the "Angel Race" and that he was from Saturn, not our planet Earth), done up by other ensembles.  We'll listen to the Heliocentrics & the Respect Sextet, along with Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet.  Plus we'll hear Sun Ra's music as rendered by the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, and many others.

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Studio 360

Doubt, Aliens, Hancock

Friday, December 12, 2008

This week in Studio 360, aliens attack! With this weekend’s release of "The Day the Earth Stood Still," a SETI astronomer weighs in on the likelihood of alien contact. Hear why Hollywood’s alien invasion scenarios don’t sit so well with Native Americans. And board the Mothership Connection to discover a special cosmic thread of black music called Afro-futurism. Plus, a conversation with John Patrick Shanley on his new movie "Doubt."

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