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6 Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere
This last Mining the Audio Motherlode post of summer delivers a half-dozen killer-dillers: Ghanaian percussionist Guy Warren's rare session with Brit jazz greats is worth the price of admission, but don't overlook the compelling contributions from Chicago's Tiny Topsy and Kraków's Ewa Demarczyk. If you dig noise, Monoshock's side-project, Sternklang, will curl your nose hairs (in a good way), as will the debut LP from Blind Idiot God (who, one night at CBGB's produced the loudest beauty I've ever heard). All in all, some terrific beach listening.
Before you head out with your SPF 45 and flip flops, take a brief moment to observe the passing of the legendary woodwind maestro Joe Maneri, who died on Monday. Joe was an astonishingly inventive and original improviser and composer, but his greatest legacy may be the wisdom he imparted to generations of musicians. For nearly four decades Joe taught performance, theory and composition at the New England Conservatory of Music.
A few Friday's ago on Give the Drummer Some, I aired a home recording of an unreleased blues number Joe performed at one of the gazillion wedding gigs he played. It is one of the most audacious, breathtaking, heart-in-your-throat 3 minutes and 8 seconds of sound you'll ever hear. To listen, go to my playlist and scroll down to the fourth tune in the fourth set. (When you're done, pick yourself up off the floor and check out more Joe Maneri genius—a recording from 1963—in the first full-album link offered below.)
Simply One of the Greatest Recordings Ever
Joe Maneri ~ "Paniots Nine"
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Guy Warren ~ "Afro-Jazz"
R&B Sessions in Miniature
Tiny Topsy ~ "Aw! Shucks Baby"
Extreme! Noise! Now!
Sternklang ~ "1"
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Polish Melodrama Queen
Ewa Demarczyk ~ "Ewa Demarczyk 1974"
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I Dub You Very Much
Blind Idiot God ~ "Undertow"
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Give the Drummer Some, Fridays on WFMU, 9 to Noon (ET).
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