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This episode of 'Extra Eclectic' features music by composer Derrick Skye.
Johanna Siegmann
Extra Eclectic

Tales of evil and good, as told by Black composers

Extra Eclectic - Feb. 28, 2024

As we close out Black History Month, Extra Eclectic, with host Steve Seel, features a program of musical storytelling that explores themes of good and evil. Wynton Marsalis’ A Fiddler's Tale updates Igor Stravinsky’s A Soldier's Story with a modern retelling of what happens when one is tempted to sell one’s soul to the devil. In Marsalis’ setting, it's a violinist who is lured into selling her music to an evil record company executive whose initials are “B.Z.B.” In the second hour of the show, Derrick Skye’s American Mirror explores how connections between cultures are essential to the well-being of American society, in a work that melds many folk music traditions together into one celebratory tapestry. 


A Fiddler's Tale Suite
Wynton Marsalis
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
Sony 60979 

Woogie Boogie
Errollyn Wallen
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Cedille 182 

Ghetto Strings: Motor City
Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)
Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
Innova 858 

Quintet: Awashoha
James Lee III
Pacifica Quartet
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Cedille 216 

Source Code
Jessie Montgomery
Catalyst Quartet
Azica 71302 

Ye, Who Seek the Truth
Julia Perry
James Blachly, conductor
Experiential Orchestra
Bright Shiny Things 200 

The Never-Ending Ocean of Identity
Quinn Mason
Lara Downes, piano
Rising Sun 7

American Mirror, Pt. I
Derrick Skye
Salastina Music Society
Orenda 0053

American Mirror, Pt. II
Derrick Skye
Salastina Music Society
Orenda 0053 

Triple Point
Ayanna Woods
Third Coast Percussion
Cedille 224

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