Podcast: Eighth Blackbird Redux

In this episode of American Highways, pianist Guy Livingston brings us more music by the amazing Eighth Blackbird Ensemble. A year after my interview with them at the Doelen concert hall in Rotterdam, here are additional highlights of their repertoire: Music by Jacob (JC) Cooper, Ted Hearne, Robert Honstein, and Andrew Norman.

The program closes out with an historical recording of the (virtually unknown) Sonata for Piano and Percussion by Peggy Glanville-Hicks, from an Other Minds CD (not Eighth Blackbird though – they weren’t born yet!)


Theme Music:
Jan Jeroen (J.J.) Spijkervet & Immersive Sound
“American Highways” Jingle
Sounds About Right
composed for Concertzender

Cooper (J)
Eighth Blackbird
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Eighth Blackbird
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Ted Hearne
By-By Huey
Eighth Blackbird
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Robert Honstein
Conduit –
1. Touch
2. Pulse
3. Send
Eighth Blackbird
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Andrew Norman
Mine, Mime, Meme
Eighth Blackbird
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Peggy Glanville-Hicks
Sonata for Piano and Percussion:
1. Allegro
2. Lento sombreroso
3. Presto
Carlo Bussotti, Carlos Surinach, New York Percussion Group
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Closing tune:
David King
Super America
The Bad Plus
E1 Records: EOM-CD-2112


More info? Listen to the interview I did with the ensemble about a year ago, at the Doelen Theater in Rotterdam.

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