Polyphonic Perversity 8/12/2018

12-2pm on WXDU | playlist

A largely string-themed show today, connecting a 1959 Jimmy Giuffre album with strings (a prime find at Carolina Soul’s recent dollar record sale) and new releases by Eric Moe, Jonah Sirota, Sarah Bernstein, and James Gilmore.

Composer—Piece—Album (Label, Year: Performers)

Nenah Cherry & The Thing—Dream Baby Dream—The Cherry Thing (Smalltown Supersound, 2012: Neneh Cherry, vocals; Mats Gustafsson, saxophones; Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, bass, vibraphone; Paal Nilssen-Love, drums)

This Heat—Repeat—Repeat (This is/Cuneiform, 1979/1992)

Jimmy Giuffre—Piece for Clarinet and String Orchestra—Piece for Clarinet and String Orchestra/Mobiles (Verve, 1959: Jimmy Giuffre, clarinet; Sudwestfunk Orchestra of Baden Baden; Wofram Rhorig, conductor)

James Gilmore—Mayflower—Bag of Tricks vol. 2 (Out and Gone Music, 2018: Karen Strittmatter-Galvin, violin; Butler Knowles, bass; James Gilmore, guitar; Shawn Galvin, percussion)

Eric Moe—Uncanny Affable Machines—Uncanny Affable Machines (New Focus, 2014: Jessica Meyer, viola)

A.J. McCaffrey–Here Come the Waterworks—Jonah Sirota: Strong Sad (National Sawdust, Tracks 2017?: Jonah Sirota, viola; Molly Morkoski, piano)

Anna Thorvaldsdottir—Ad Genua/To the knees—Seven Responses (Innova, 2016: The Crossing; International Contemporary Ensemble; Donald Nally, conductor)

Philip Glass—1000 Airplanes on the Roof: The Encounter—Anthony Roth Constanzo: Glass Handel (Decca Gold, 1988: Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor; Les Violons du Roy)

Sarah Bernstein Unearthish—Map or Meaningless Map—Crazy Lights Shining (Phase Frame, 2018: Sarah Bernstein, vioce and violin; Satoshi Takeishi, drums and percussion)