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Blues & Beyond #300: Vijay Iyer's music as action; the Carolina Chocolate Drops and the old records that inspire them.

From: WXPN
Series: Blues & Beyond
Length: 59:01

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Featuring "Accelerando" the new album from jazz pianist Vijay Iyer. Read the full description.

Iyertrio_small In this hour of The Blues & Beyond, pianist Vijay Iyer explores the physical connection between "the musical and the extramusical," as he says in his liner notes to his latest album "Accelerando." Iyer was on his way to a career in physics when he decided that music was too important to him to be just a hobby. The result is music that is soulful, scientific, and spiritual. We'll also play a couple of songs from the latest album by The Carolina Chocolate Drops, which is called "Leaving Eden," along with the original pre-war blues recordings that they are covering, from Ethel Waters from 1925 and a guy named Bogus Ben Covington from 1929. Plus, new songs from Esperanza Spalding's new album "Radio Music Society," including one about a man falsely imprisoned for many years, and the latest from folk bluesman Eric Bibb.

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In this hour of The Blues & Beyond, pianist Vijay Iyer explores the physical connection between "the musical and the extramusical," as he says in his liner notes to his latest album "Accelerando." Iyer was on his way to a career in physics when he decided that music was too important to him to be just a hobby. The result is music that is soulful, scientific, and spiritual. We'll also play a couple of songs from the latest album by The Carolina Chocolate Drops, which is called "Leaving Eden," along with the original pre-war blues recordings that they are covering, from Ethel Waters from 1925 and a guy named Bogus Ben Covington from 1929. Plus, new songs from Esperanza Spalding's new album "Radio Music Society," including one about a man falsely imprisoned for many years, and the latest from folk bluesman Eric Bibb.

promo included: promo300

Broadcast History

WXPN-FM 4-1-2012

Transcript

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Timing and Cues

00:00 Billboard: Show opens, opening theme, "This is The Blues & Beyond. I'm Jonny Meister."

00:59 Billboard ends.. "... in this hour of The Blues & Beyond."

01:00 "option" song: "Starting out, this is..."

05:59 "option" song fades

06:00 show re-intro: "This is The Blues & Beyond. I'm Jonny Meister....."

31:23 end of part 1:

"... after the break, here on The Blues & Beyond."

59-second bed plays

32:22 bed fades

32:23 part 2: show re-intro: "This is The Blues & Beyond. I'm Jonny Meister."

58:23 voice out on part 2 "... thanks for listening to this hour of The Blues & Beyond."

58:59 theme fades end of part 2

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
No Exit Bert Jansch and John Renbourn Bert And John. Wooded Hill Recordings 1996 :59
Aquaman Brad Mehldau Trio Ode. Nonesuch 2012 04:42
I'll Get To Heaven On My Own Lurrie Bell The Devil Ain't Got No Music. Aria B. G. 2012 03:31
I Won't Do That Joe Louis Walker Hellfire. Alligator 2012 04:53
Human Nature (Trio Extension) Vijay Iyer Trio Accelerando. ACT Music 2012 09:23
The Village Of The Virgins Vijay Iyer Trio Accelerando. ACT Music 2012 05:05
Bayou Belle Eric Bibb Deeper In The Well. Stony Plain 2012 :59
Boodle-De-Bum-Bum Carolina Chocolate Drops Leaving Eden. Nonesuch 2012 04:00
Boodle-De-Bum Blues Bogus Ben Covington When The Levee Breaks: Mississippi Blues Rare Cuts 1926-1941. JSP 2007 03:20
No Man's Mama Carolina Chocolate Drops Leaving Eden. Nonesuch 2012 03:59
No Man's Mamma Ethel Waters Blue Ladies: Classic Blues Performances 1922-1925. Memphis Archives 1995 03:07
Land Of The Free Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society. Heads Up 2012 01:52
Hold On Me Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society. Heads Up 2012 03:32
No Further Eric Bibb Deeper In The Well. Stony Plain 2012 03:35
Forty-Eight John Renbourn Sir John A Lot. Shanachie 1992 :58

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