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"Polyphonic Perversity" with Dan (archive)

The new and the jazz
Sunday, March 2, 2014 | 12:00 to 14:00 | Playlist

Artist Song Album Label Comments
George Lewis Chicago Dadagram Changing With the Times New World 1980: George Lewis, trombone; tokamak; Jerome Rothenberg, poet
Milton Babbitt All Set All Set BMOP/Sound 1957: Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Gil Rose, conductor
George Antheil A Jazz Symphony (original version) Ballet Mecanique BMOP/Sound 1925: Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Gil Rose, conductor
Bernd Alois Zimmermann Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra "Nobody Knows the Trouble I See" Concertos Philips 1954: Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet; SF Sinonieorchester Baden-Baden; Michael Gielen, conductor
Dan Ruccia Defenestration #4 n/a 2007: Susan Fancher, baritone saxophone; Todd Herschberger, bassoon; Nicholas Alton Lewis, bass clarinet; Steve Truckenbrod, trombone
Louis Andriessen Base Blues for Piano NM Extra 1994: Marcel Worms, piano
Don Byron Piano Etude No. 5 Seven Cantaloupe 2009: Lisa Moore, piano
Gyorgy Ligeti Piano Etude no. 5: Arc-en-ciel Ligeti/Beethoven Nonesuch 1985: Jeremy Denk, piano
Charles Mingus (arr. J. Davila) The Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers Asphalt Orchestra Cantaloupe 1971/2010?: Asphalt Orchestra
George Antheil Ballet Pour Instruments Mecaniques et Percussion Ballet Mecanique BMOP/Sound 1924: Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Gil Rose, conductor