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New Sounds Year in Review 2014: 2

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

WNYC
Our New Sounds Fall Intern, Emma Munger, weighs in with the records that have impressed her most in 2014.
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New Sounds Year In Review 2014: 1

Monday, December 22, 2014

WNYC
Sample notable new music releases from 2014, according to clarinetist and music producer Isabel Kim who has been working for New Sounds as often as we can get her since 2013.
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New Sounds of Black Sabbath

Friday, November 07, 2014

Hear an hour of Black Sabbath arrangements on tonight's New Sounds show, including "Iron Man" done up as folktronica, heavy-jazz, and a Columbian cumbia take. And more.

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The Pixies : New Sounds-Style

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear Pixies songs arranged “New Sounds-Style” by everyone from Bang on a Can's marching band, Asphalt Orchestra, to Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq, and more.

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Small Ensembles, Big Sounds (Special Podcast)

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

WNYC
Listen to small ensembles with a big sound for this New Sounds show, featuring music from a new James Blackshaw film score, and new work from Bing & Ruth.

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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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Small Ensembles, Big Sounds

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Listen to small ensembles with a big sound for this New Sounds show, featuring music from a new James Blackshaw film score, and new work from Bing & Ruth. 

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From New Sounds Live

Friday, June 13, 2014

Listen to excerpts from the long history - more than 25 years - of New Sounds Live performances on this program.  Hear music from Irish-American band, Nightnoise (featuring members of the Bothy Band) and a medley recorded at Merkin Hall in 1989 as well as a performance from the Hungarian folk band, Muzsikas, recorded at St. Ann’s in Brooklyn. Listen to the Bad Plus recorded in 2009, from Merkin Hall, along with some silent film music by Al Kryszak, recorded live in 1999 at the World Financial Center, now called Brookfield Place.  Plus, music by Jacob TV, performed by ETHEL, and much more. 

 

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Remixing the Masters: Music for the Vernal Equinox

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Finally, spring has technically sprung.  For this New Sounds, hear music for the Vernal Equinox, including "spring" selections from Max Richter, who has recomposed Vivaldi's original set of violin concertos, "The Four Seasons," as well as reworkings of Stravinsky's ballet, "The Rite of Spring."  From a brand-new record by The Bad Plus, hear a reduction of Stravinsky's score (now 101 years old), as translated for jazz trio -piano, bass, and drums- by these incredible musicians. There are a few twists to this adaptation; most notably electronic treatments supplied by bassist Dave Anderson to warp pianist Ethan Iverson's riffs in the opening section, and some swing patterns on the ride cymbal, along with other tastefully-chosen audibles on percussion by drummer Dave King that might never have been imagined. 

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Mixtapes

The Bad Plus's Ethan Iverson on Living Piano Music

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Pianist for the adventurous jazz trio The Bad Plus, Ethan Iverson has performed with such legends as Fred Hersch, Lee Konitz and Charlie Haden. His Mixtape features piano music from Rzewski to Birtwistle.

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New Sounds of Black Sabbath

Friday, July 26, 2013

Hear an hour of Black Sabbath arrangements on tonight's New Sounds show.  Listen to arrangements of "Iron Man" by heavy-jazzers The Bad Plus, a gamelan-inflected version by Charming Hostess, a folktronica version by Four Tet, and the Columbian cumbia take from Ondatrópica.  Then hear Portuguese jazz trio TGB from their record "Evil Things" (Clean Feed) covering "Planet Caravan," along with another attack on "Iron Man" by the Misfit Toys- a banjo, clarinet, drums and electric marimba.  Also, hear a giant marching band doing "War Pigs," a Bhangra-dub take on "Heaven and Hell," an intricate jazz guitar duet of "Paranoid," and a Thai version of "Iron Man." Feel free to sound off on why so many from the Ozzy oeuvre vs. just one from the Dio era. 

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Mixtapes

The Bad Plus's Ethan Iverson on Living Piano Music

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pianist for the adventurous jazz trio The Bad Plus, Ethan Iverson has performed with such legends as Fred Hersch, Lee Konitz and Charlie Haden. His Mixtape features piano music from Rzewski to Birtwistle. 

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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 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 Releases, September 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the month - the showcasing of new releases! On this New Sounds program, listen to the pick of the piles. Hear new music from piano trio the Bad Plus, and a new recording of "Einstein on the Beach" by Philip Glass.  Perhaps there will also Albanian folk songs arranged for jazz-ish quartet, and some ambient music.  That, and more.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: The Bad Plus

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Jazz trio The Bad Plus continues its week-long residency at the Blue Note on Wednesday night. Download the group's tune "Beryl Love To Dance."

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More New Sounds Covers

Sunday, April 22, 2012

It's an hour of cover songs, New Sounds-style, with many familiar tunes in unexpected arrangements. We'll hear Pink Floyd, Stravinsky, Black Sabbath and Satie for this program. Listen as Marco Benevento and Julio Resende rework Pink Floyd songs and the new music ensemble Fireworks presents a version of the Rite of Spring. Plus, the Bad Plus hits it with "Ironman" and Marc Sloan reworks Erik Satie's Gnossienes. And much more.

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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 Live with The Bad Plus

Sunday, July 24, 2011

From the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin Hall, the post-jazz piano trio Bad Plus performs their striking mix of rockin’ originals and equally rockin’ covers – of Stravinsky and other classical works.  And the Benevento/Mathis/Barr trio, also a keyboard-based, post-jazz band, plugs in and plays both originals and surprising covers.

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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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