Poster Pianist and composer Billy Childs
Pianist and composer Billy Childs.
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Extra Eclectic

Where classical meets jazz

Extra Eclectic - Feb. 15, 2023

Host Steve Seel continues his celebration of Black History Month this week on Extra Eclectic. He features Black composers who mix jazz and popular music styles into their works. We'll hear from composer and pianist Billy Childs, saxophonist/composer Steven Banks, band leader Ed Bland, vocalist and flutist Nathalie Joachim and more. In the second hour of the show, it's a meditation on things dreamed and remembered with music by Max Richter, Valentin Silvestrov, Thomas Ades and Meredith Monk.

 Episode Playlist

Come As You Are: Strength of My Life
Steven Banks (Composer)
As We Are (Album)
Julian Velasco, Tenor Saxophone (Soloist)
Duration: 4:47

Piece For String Orchestra
Billy Childs (Composer)
Philip Brunelle (Conductor)
Dance Like the Wind: Music Of Today's Black Composers (Album)
Vocalessence Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 12:56

Playground Dreams
Ed Bland (Composer)
Urban Counterpoint: The Piano Music Of Ed Bland (Album)
Judith Olson, Piano (Soloist)
Duration: 5:22

Errollyn Wallen (Composer)
Philip Headlam (Conductor)
Wallen: The Girl in My Alphabet (Album)
Continuum Ensemble (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 21:55

Nathalie Joachim (Composer)
Ourself Behind Ourself, Concealed (Album)
Tasha Warren, Clarinet (Soloist)
Duration: 6:06

Things We Trust In
Robert Jurjendal (Composer)
Five Seasons (Album)
Volkmar Zimmermann, Guitar (Soloist)
Duration: 4:35

Sleep: Dream 13
Max Richter (Composer)
Max Richter: From Sleep (Album)
American Contemporary Music Ensemble (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Max Richter, Electronics (Soloist)
Duration: 8:54

Valentin Silvestrov (Composer)
Silvestrov (Album)
Alexey Botvinov, Piano (Soloist)
Duration: 3:32

Lost Landscapes: Raniergasse 11, Vienna
Einojuhani Rautavaara (Composer)
Robert Trevino (Conductor)
Rautavaara: Lost Landscapes: Works For Violin And Orchestra (Album)
Malmo Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Simone Lamsma, Violin (Soloist)
Duration: 6:23

Lieux Retrouves (Rediscovered Places)
Thomas Ades (Composer)
Nicholas Collon (Conductor)
Adès: Märchentänze (Album)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Tomas Nunez, Cello (Soloist)
Duration: 16:45

On Behalf of Nature: Memory Zone
Meredith Monk (Composer)
Meredith Monk: On Behalf Of Nature (Album)
Meredith Monk Ensemble (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:21

of memory and minutiae
Paula Matthusen (Composer)
Of Minutiae And Memory (Album)
Jody Redhage, Cello (Soloist)
Duration: 6:35


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