Playlist 449 - May 30 2017

We played an extract from the new Kamasi Washington single a few weeks ago. It's an epic freewheeling piece in roughly three movements, featuring choir, orchestra, band, the works. This week, for your pleasure, we have the full wonderful 13 minutes.

Around that we had a selection of somewhat like minded gems.

Ennio Morricone, also genius employer of vocals in (mostly) instrumentals. Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble, influenced by Il Maestro for sure, but also dipping into some kind of deep Brazilian kosmimsche. The High Llamas, on tour in Ireland soon which is marvellous news. The Beach Boys, bringing a little baroque to contemplation of the universe and deeply moving.

And Yorkston Thorne Khan, with another sublime crossing of western and Indian styles, playful yet still full of feeling.

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Playlist 449
Tues May 30 2017
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
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Manu Louis – Tchoung-Tseu (was at the Kermesse of M. Ha) (playing Black Box, Belfast, June 2)
Diagnos – Be good
Terry – Rio (playing Islington Assembly Hall, London, July 20)
Mick Harvey feat Channthy Kak & Xanthe Waite – Contact
Kamasi Washington – Truth (playing O2 Academy, Liverpool, June 30)
Ennio Morricone – Come Maddalena (from the soundtrack of the film Maddalena)
Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble – Undying love for humanity (playing Oval Space, London, May 31)
High Llamas – Fly baby fly (playing Triskel TDC, Cork, July 2)
The Beach Boys – A day in the life of a tree
Yorkston Thorne Khan – Samant Saarang/Just a bloke (playing Workman's Club, Dublin, July 25)
Bonnie Prince Billy – I’m always on a mountain when I fall

*next week's show features music from Marika Hackman, Golden Retriever & Matthew Bourne, among others

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