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Episode 109A: Saxophonology and The Sacred Triangle
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June 04, 2016 08:42 PM PDT
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Saxophone-driven pieces by Moon Hooch, Morphine, and Colin Stetson plus songs from the so-called Sacred Triangle aka David Bowie, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. Two tracks from an incredible new record from Iggy Pop (possibly his last?) produced by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age.

Episode 109A: Saxophonology and The Sacred Triangle
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June 04, 2016 08:41 PM PDT
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Saxophone-driven pieces by Moon Hooch, Morphine, and Colin Stetson plus songs from the so-called Sacred Triangle aka David Bowie, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. Two tracks from an incredible new record from Iggy Pop (possibly his last?) produced by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age.

Episode 109C: Andrew Stern
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May 27, 2016 06:07 PM PDT
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Andrew Stern, one of Boston’s most innovative and adventurous guitarists, visited Free Association to talk about his wide-ranging music and influences.

Episode 109B: Anyone Who Had a Heart
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May 26, 2016 08:11 PM PDT
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A celebration of one of the greatest songwriters, Burt Bacharach, on his birthday with several adventurous arrangements of his music from Marc Ribot, Eyvind Kang, Yuka Honda, Sean Lennon, and Dave Douglas...plus a few songs from his greatest interpreter Dionne Warwick from her 1964 masterpiece Anyone Who Had a Heart.

Episode 108B: Free Jazz and Doo-Wop with a Side of Angelo
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May 07, 2016 09:54 AM PDT
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A haunting ride from no wave to free jazz to 1950s doo-wop to the world of David Lynch and Angelo Badamalenti. Plus a new record by Jaye Bartell.

Episode 108A: Way Out West
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April 30, 2016 03:43 PM PDT
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A wild and evocative set of music from and inspired by the American Old West, from Tucson, Arizona productions (Giant Sand, Calexico, Neko Case) to California cow punk bands of the 80s (Gun Club, The Cramps) to the cinematic sounds of Ennio Morricone.

Episode 107A: Ode to The Purple One
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April 22, 2016 05:35 PM PDT
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Prince was a force of nature…an astounding multi-instrumentalist, singer, and composer. Here are a few deep cuts, B sides, and popular songs mixed in with a few inspirations and artists inspired by Prince.

Episode 106: Alloy Orchestra
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March 19, 2016 08:33 PM PDT
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Terry Donahue of Alloy Orchestra stops by Free Association to talk about making music for silent films. For 25 years, Alloy Orchestra has been one of the premier ensembles composing and performing live music for silent films, including the 1929 Soviet experimental art film Man with a Movie Camera and Buster Keaton's The General.

Episode 105C: I'm Dreaming of an Out Christmas
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December 20, 2015 07:22 PM PST
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A Christmas song by Sun Ra's out-there doo-wop group The Qualities, two David Bowie songs featuring the outstanding pianist Mike Garson, and music for orchestra and choir from composer Gyorgy Ligeti.

Episode 105B: Italian Composers, Astro Black, and Sue's Last Ride
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December 12, 2015 09:39 AM PST
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The period of the 1960s and '70s was a fertile one for Italian composers Luciano Berio, Nino Rota, and Ennio Morricone; a stunning recording from 1973 of Sun Ra's piece Astro Black with June Tyson singing; Sue's Last Ride from Dirty Three.

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