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Options January 13, 2015: Bunches of brass and woods, with Samuel Vas-Y

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Artist Track Album Label Format Approx. start time
Slavic Soul Party  140   Options Bigger  Barbes Records    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Veveritse Brass Band  Squirrels, Squirrels, Squirrels   Options SDTK: Brasslands  Meerkatmedia    0:04:39 (Pop‑up)
Raya Brass Band  Riffcloud   Options SDTK: Brasslands  Meerkatmedia    0:11:50 (Pop‑up)
Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band  Majko, Majko / Ekremov Čoček   Options No Strings Attached  Rounder    0:15:18 (Pop‑up)
Charlie Haden & the Liberation Music Orchestra  Dream Keeper   Options Dream Keeper  Blue Note    0:20:28 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Ralph Towner / Paolo Fresu 





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Michael Winograd  Arrivals/Departures   Options Bessarabian Hop      0:43:16 (Pop‑up)
The Nightingale Trio  Bezrodna Nevesta (Bulgarian)   Options Letya      0:48:24 (Pop‑up)
Mavrothi Kontanis  Zafeiria Elnal ta Matia Sou   Options Wooden Heart      0:51:55 (Pop‑up)
Black Sea Hotel  Pusta Mladost   Options The Forest Is Shaking and Swaying      0:55:56 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Ralph Towner / Paolo Fresu 





1:01:15 (Pop‑up)

Live performance and chat with Samuel Vas-Y
Self-described Singer Song Scribbler Samuel Vas-Y (pronounced vazz-EE) began life in France but uses Dublin as his homebase, picking up influences from both and a lot in between. On his most recent album, "Tickly Teeth," Samuel (who also uses the surname Arnold) presents a playful blend of familiar and foreign, with little touches of Serge Gainsbourg and Jeff Buckley popping out of the mix. Samuel Vas-Y is working on a new album and played a few tunes for Irene
Samuel Vas-Y  Dervish Dance   Options Tickly Teeth    CD  1:06:13 (Pop‑up)
Samuel Vas-Y  Hurt   Options       1:11:33 (Pop‑up)
Samuel Vas-Y  Leave Your Dancing Until Then   Options       1:18:54 (Pop‑up)
Samuel Vas-Y  Coucou   Options       1:24:44 (Pop‑up)
Samuel Vas-Y  My Head of Curls   Options       1:31:54 (Pop‑up)
Samuel Vas-Y  Millionaire of Hours   Options Tickly Teeth    CD  1:38:03 (Pop‑up)
Samuel Vas-Y  Jungle Dream   Options Tickly Teeth    CD  1:41:30 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Ralph Towner / Paolo Fresu 





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Weyes Blood  Land of Broken Dreams   Options The Innocents  Mexican Summer    1:48:14 (Pop‑up)
Sidsel Endresen and Stian Westerhus  Boom Boom   Options Bonita  Rune Grammofon    1:52:46 (Pop‑up)
Iasos  I Passion You a Leap of Love-Flame / Rainbow Canyon   Options Celestial Soul Portrait  Numero Group    1:55:07 (Pop‑up)
Yannis Kyriakides/Andy Moor  Hell Breaks Loose   Options Life is a Billion Heartbeats  Unsounds    2:02:49 (Pop‑up)
Gulaab  Sing, Gevatter Tod, Sing   Options Ritt Durch den Hades  Merlin's Nose    2:07:33 (Pop‑up)
Nathan Bowles  Chuckatuck   Options Nansemond  Paradise of Bachelors    2:10:31 (Pop‑up)
Don Bikoff  Guzzi on Hallowed Ground   Options Hallowed Ground  (Don Bikoff)    2:16:28 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Ralph Towner / Paolo Fresu 





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Johanna Warren  Everyone I Know   Options Fates      2:29:58 (Pop‑up)
The Barr Brothers  Static Orphans / Love Ain't Enough   Options Sleeping Operator  Secret City Records    2:33:26 (Pop‑up)
Sherita  Through Years   Options       2:40:13 (Pop‑up)
Loscil  Sea Island Murders   Options Sea Island  Kranky    2:44:26 (Pop‑up)
Big Lazy  Swampesque   Options Don't Cross Myrtle  Tasankee    2:52:29 (Pop‑up)
Caitlin Canty  My Love For You Will Not Fade   Options Reckless Skyline      2:55:45 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Ralph Towner / Paolo Fresu 



ECM Records 


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Listener comments!

Avatar 9:02pm Van in DC:

Hi Irene and everyone.

Wow, you weren't kidding Irene when you said very soon you will be having a lot of folks come in.

Looking forward to Samuel Vas-Y tonight, but really Bikoff next week!
  9:07pm Robert:

Wow, usually we get all those strings from your show. Very interesting change of pace, thanks.
Avatar 9:07pm Van in DC:

Tips for brass players: Don't be brass players outside...in 0 degree weather...in band...like I was once. Em brochure becomes Ouch!brochure!
Avatar 9:08pm Van in DC:

Strings next week with Bikoff!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:13pm redkayak:

Evening, everyone :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm adrian in mpls:

evening all! hope everyone is comfortable and warm.
Avatar 9:14pm Van in DC:

The real mystery in a brass segment is will there be any Maynard Ferguson - greatest trumpeteer ever? Conquistador...wow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The Golden Festival is 1/17 at Grand Prospect Hall. Transpacific Sound Paradise will be broadcasting live and Irene will help bring it to us. Yay!
Avatar 9:15pm Van in DC:

I stopped doing Twitter for new years resolution, so miss out on all of that stuff. Like Soundcheck, etc.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:17pm redkayak:

Squirrels, Squirrels, Squirrels could be the anthem for all the critters in this neighborhood!
  9:18pm Robert:

My family used to take me to Yugoslav cultural events at Prospect Hall. I even have some 16mm movies of us there.
Avatar 9:20pm Van in DC:

Sax & Violins always works for me. And you can carve that in Brass, Percussively.
Avatar 9:24pm Van in DC:

As an aside - as of this very minute, the DVD we expected to be out by now (hoped I mean) of KaTe's Before The Dawn concerts is still missing in action. Not available. I guess it will be really good when it finally premieres.
  9:25pm JakeGould:

Wow! Cool stuff, Rob. Was Grand Prospect Hall main Yugoslavian or just Slavic or not even that specific… Just Eastern European… There’s a Polish history to that part of the Slope that is all but washed away right now.
Avatar 9:26pm Van in DC:

This seems like actually a rare treat for brass fans.

Thanks Irene, for this set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm Irene Trudel:

Hi everybody! Just settling in for the evening here. Jake, as I was told when I first visited, the Grand Prospect Hall was an old German Opera House many moons ago. The Golden Festival took up residence there a few years ago, and the hall seems like the perfect setting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm Irene Trudel:

Robert, you should post some of those movies to You Tube. I'll be there were some long-forgotten musicians who played those events. is there sound to go with it?
  9:29pm Robert:

I really don't know, Jake. I know only from my few experiences there as a child. Not sure whether the content was specifically Croatian or also Serbian. I do seem to recall the titles in the outdoor movies they showed were in the accented Roman alphabet, not Cyrillic.
Avatar 9:29pm Van in DC:

I went to an old German opera house in Frankfurt, WEST Germany. Many many moons ago. I think to see David Sylvian in concert. Or Japan. I forget.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm Irene Trudel:

Van, as for the KaTe video, I can be very patient. These things take time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm Irene Trudel:

Oh, and here's a link to the Golden Festival schedule. Rob W. and I will be broadcasting live from the Ballroom starting at 6pm EST. goldenfest.org...
  9:31pm Robert:

Not sound movies, sorry, Ms. Trudel. I haven't even run them thru the Bell & Howell in many years, hope they haven't deteriorated too badly.
  9:33pm Robert:

Mostly nitrate stock in the family movies. Only some of the later ones were on acetate, so better preserved.
  9:35pm Robert:

Some 50' reels, some spliced into 200-400'.
Avatar 9:37pm Van in DC:

Irene - Doug S. knows but maybe nobody else...did you know I was a music major in college? Performance? I intended to go to Juliard. Anyway, I could work my way around a few instruments. Brass mostly. Trombone, trumpet...etc.... which means I would be a starving high school band teacher today if I had kept that path lol
  9:40pm JakeGould:

The fascinating thing to me about Park Slope is how it used to have a Little Italy (3rd Avenue between President & Union to 5th Avenue) and a Polish/Slavic area in the teens 20s. Virtually gone now. Happy some small remnants are still alive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46pm Irene Trudel:

Wow, Robert, sounds like those are in great need of preservation/sharing. And Van, I did not know this about you. We all have a little music in our backgrounds whether as players or enthusiasts.
Avatar 9:50pm Van in DC:

You nailed it Irene. I remember my own mother asking me when I was very young, "Why does music mean so much to you?" She just didn't get it. She never understood. And I was sad about that.
Avatar 9:52pm Van in DC:

Avatar 🥁 9:54pm KP:

Or as someone dear to me once said, I dont get it, you only care about music and politics.
i replied, what about the Yankees?
Avatar 🥁 9:54pm KP:

Good evening Irene, Van and all.
  9:55pm Sybil:

@Van: bouzouki, I'd guess.

Oh yeah, good evening Irene and all.
Avatar 9:56pm Van in DC:

Hi KP! I am happy someone else understands :)

Not sitar, I agree. No idea what though. Bouzouki? okay..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Irene Trudel:

Sybil & Van, both wrong. It was the Oud. Hi KP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm Matt from Springfield:

Ah, wonderful Black Sea Hotel! A Trio Bulgarka for this decade!

Hi Irene and Trukeepers!
Avatar 9:58pm Van in DC:

Wow. Ouch(d)
  9:58pm Sybil:

Belated thanks for the Charlie Hayden. I was busy cooking while it was on and it brought a smile to my face. (Wish I could be at the tribute, but it's good to be listening here too!)

Oud, really? You know, I was going to say that, and then I thought, nah, can't be.

Well, they are close relatives.
Avatar 9:59pm Van in DC:

MATT! Yo & hellos
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- magnificence. Gets better to be here after Irish pub trad as Winter goes on...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm Matt from Springfield:

Oud, North African instrument?

Yo yo yo hi Van! I *can* make it to the U Street show this Thursday! :)
Avatar 10:00pm Van in DC:

So many esteemed folks coming in - howdies all!

Matt - I will be there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01pm Matt from Springfield:

@RRN63: Like lightening your step early in a winter evening, and with this music lighting a fire late in a winter night...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm Matt from Springfield:

@Van: Wonderful, I'll mark myself with some FMU apparel, as per usual hoping someone recognizes it (this time - it's a sure thing!)
Avatar 10:02pm Van in DC:

Matt - I will be wearing my black Woof-Moo t-shirt. And maybe a Woof-Moo scarf on top of my Woof-Moo hoodie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- wull, it's -4°F here - so light bloody something once I'm back indoors !
Avatar 10:07pm Van in DC:

Matt - Kawehi puts on a pretty awesome show. I'm sure you will love it. She is something else.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07pm Matt from Springfield:

@Robert: That sounds awesome, about Yugoslav dancing home movies. Is your family from there? I'm part Slovenian myself. I rescued some local (Steelton PA) folk LPs from my grandmother's house--Slovenian "tamburitza" and "tumbala" style bands.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10pm Matt from Springfield:

@Van: Lookin' forward to it!

@Irene: Awesome--youth ensemble! "Čoček", that seems to be Macedonian?
  10:12pm Robert:

Matt, Mother's side was Croatian, although my cousin thinks Grandma was Serbian. I've got some Yugoslav 78s & LPs. I played some once for friends and was surprised to have them identify one track as "Buffalo Gals". I didn't know that song in English!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12pm coelacanth:

greetings Irene and everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15pm Matt from Springfield:

That's great, Robert! Glad you keep the older music around.

Greets coelacanth!
Avatar 10:18pm Van in DC:

I think I need to go find a tourniquet for my arm. Bleeding to death. hopefully be back on archives.
  10:19pm LJC:

Syd Barrett meets Bobby Darin! Very cool!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21pm Irene Trudel:

Van, take care of yourself! Matt, the Čoček Youth Ensemble is local, but I guess Macedonian in spirit. They played at the top of Rob's broadcast from Golden Festival last year.
Avatar 🥁 10:22pm KP:

Awesome guest.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22pm Matt from Springfield:

Yeeech, be careful Van! Take care, stop the blood, and don't forget the antiseptic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23pm Matt from Springfield:

Okay, thanks Irene!
Good thing the Golden Festival keeps the local Balkan spirit alive and gives it a venue to perform. And thank you and Rob for covering it year after year too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24pm coelacanth:

'reminds me a teensy-bit of Arnaldo Baptista's mellower stuff.
  10:26pm tino:

sounds great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27pm Matt from Springfield:

♥♥♥♥ Coucou!!! Très belle!
Avatar 10:32pm steve:

hey Irene and folks! this is just what i need in this night of pre-semester email madness.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks Samuel, great tunes, great performance!

Evening steve!
  Swag For Life Member 10:41pm 12539:

Merci, Monsieur Vas-Y.
Avatar 10:42pm steve:

hey Matt! good to see ya
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42pm Matt from Springfield:

Always good to see you, as well.
  10:43pm jon:

hi irene and everybody on the list. great guest. happy to get to learn about him. love the show irene
  11:05pm JakeGould:

Liking this show tonight!
Avatar 11:44pm Mugsy:

Pic looks like a young Tina Yothers, with the flute.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49pm Matt from Springfield:

Spacey sounds! Lovin' em!
Avatar 11:50pm Mugsy:

I was a Mallory boy myself
  11:50pm Carmichael:

Man, am I late to the party. Hi Irene, off to the archives.
  Swag For Life Member 11:55pm 12539:

Thanks, Irene!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57pm Irene Trudel:

Glad you all liked Samuel and the show tonight! Catch you next Tuesday evening.
Avatar 11:58pm Mugsy:

Nice closer
  11:59pm KP:

See ya, Irene. Super show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00am Matt from Springfield:

Wonderful show, loved it! Thanks Irene!

Have a good night everyone!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:53am Sean in Bristol UK:

Irene, wonderful show as always, many thanks,
Avatar 10:53am Van in DC:

Oooh thanks for that Don Bikoff. Always a pleasure to listen to his fantastic fingers
Avatar 1:13pm Van in DC:

Amazing how you find some of this stuff Irene. Really enjoying the Loscil track...had to do a search for them to investigate a bit :)


I have never heard of "self-erasing ambiance" as a style before...interesting.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 1:16pm Sean in Bristol UK:

Forgot to add, thanks for the great set from Samuel Vas-Y
Avatar 1:28pm Van in DC:

Ooooh I loved the Caitlin Canty too!! She'll be live on Jeffrey's show on Saturday! Woo-hoo! I'll be sure to at least catch up on archive! Thanks for the notice Irene!
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