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String Players: From Django Reinhardt to Joe Morris and Beyond


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This program focuses on string players of all types, mostly guitarists but with some bassists and violinists also thrown in. The show ranges from classic players like Kenny Burrell and Barney Kessel to modernists like Joe Morris and Mary Halvorson. There is even a set on gypsy/Western swing.


  • Henry Threadgill Sextett "I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic)
  • Bill Frisell "Monroe" from History, Mystery (Nonesuch) 01:03
  • Cameron Mizell & Charlie Rauh "Old Sardis Road" from Local Folklore (Destiny) 05:09
  • Host Speaks 12:13
  • Barney Kessel "My Funny Valentine" from Barney Kessel Plays For Lovers (Contemporary) 13:23
  • Joel Harrison String Choir "Cathedral Song" from The Music of Paul Motian (Sunnyside) 18:08
  • Sylvie Courvoisier and Mary Halvorson "Blizzard Rings" from Searching For The Disappeared Hour (Pyroclastic) 23:40
  • Host Speaks 27:17
  • Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli "Sweet Georgia Brown" from Souvenirs (London) 30:12
  • Jonathan Ng "The Sphynx" from The Sphynx (Self-produced) 33:17
  • Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys "San Antonio Rose" from The Tiffany Transcriptions, Vol. 2 (Rhino) 35:34
  • Dan Hicks "Evenin' Breeze" from Original Recordings (Floating World) 38:55
  • Host Speaks 42:46
  • Joe Morris Quartet "King Cobra" from Beautiful Existence (Clean Feed) 44:12
  • Larry Coryell "Entardecendo En Saudade" from Larry Coryell At The Village Gate (Vanguard) 53:31
  • Host Speaks 1:01:25
  • Pentangle "Light Flight" from Basket of Light (Sanctuary) 1:02:23
  • Zach Brock / Matt Ulery / Jon Deitmeyer "Levelled" from Wonderment (Woolgathering) 1:05:35
  • Rodney Jordan & Christian Fabian "The Kind Giant" from Conversations (Spice Rack) 1:11:06
  • Host Speaks 1:16:01
  • Michael Musillami Octet "Namibian Sunset" from Spirits (Playscape) 1:17:39
  • Roni Ben-Hur "Something For Kenny" from Stories (Dot Time) 1:25:40
  • Host Speaks 1:31:40
  • Lisle Ellis "Lacuna" from Elevations (Victo) 1:33:50
  • Lisa Mezzacappa and Nightshade "The Eric Dolphy Memorial BBQ" from Cosmic Rift (Leo) 1:39:49
  • Host Speaks 1:45:23
  • Kenny Burrell "Montono Blues" from The Best of Kenny Burrell (Prestige) 1:46:47
  • Phillippe Petit and Tal Farlow "Christine Cookin' " from Standards Recital (Elabeth) 1:51:30
  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago "Odwalla / The Theme" from Selected Recordings (ECM) 1:56:33

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