No longer shall you go without hearing Third Stream music if you listen to Gary's record show. That's particularly so when he kicks off this week's program with “Non più andrai,” a bass aria from Mozart's opera “The Marriage of Figaro,” but played by a brass ensemble. The Modern Jazz Quartet gets all bluesy with musical ideas by Johann Sebastian Bach. Oh yes, some really good, but creepy film music is scheduled as well: that being compositions by Angelo Badalamenti. It's music from the David Lynch film, “Mulholland Drive,”and the zany but dark television series, “Twin Peaks.” The mood gets a turn around with chipper melodies from Kurt Weill's “The Three Penny Opera.” Check the KDRT website from replays times ... or catch GARY CHEW: THIRD STREAMING any old time … as pulled off the K-dirt podcast shelf. You won't be sorry.
Bernard Herrmann would be 105 years old this June 29th. He composed the music for “Psycho.” But Gary Chew, who hosts and programs Third Streaming, will give as good a taste in motion picture music as Herrmann's “Psycho” score with Bernie's earlier work for the 1966 film “Fahrenheit 451.” That's Ray Bradbury’s dark, futuristic tale that lets you know at what temperature the pages of library books burst into flames. Gary has also placed a classical/jazz reading into his Friday mix that comes from Leo Delibes’ opera “Lakmé.” Gary Burton and Makoto Ozone perform. The rest of the program is taken up with the smooth, luxurious sounds of bossa nova. Bireli Legrene’s guitar leads off the set; following is the late, great jazz singer Susannah McCorkle's recording of Jobim's “Outra Vez.” Violinist Aaron Weinstein closes with giving undivided attention to Luis Bonfa’s “Samba de Orpheu.” Your ear deserves it.
Civilization Phaze IV will be celebrating the life and work of the late great David Bowie. A master melder of the avant-garde and popular, Bowie was a musical tour de force who had an immense impact on people from all walks of life--he's one of the few artists who was respected in equal measure by people in both classical and popular musical spheres.
"Knowledge comes with death's release." -David Bowie