Quick hits of live music.
Ethel performs Golijov’s “Radio”
Argentinean-American composer Osvaldo Golijov wrote a special piece for the opening of the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, and the New York-based string quartet Ethel played it live on April 29th. The piece is called “Radio.”
Houston native Robert Glasper has always had two music personalities. One is the pianist who plays with hip-hop starts like Q Tip and Mos Def. The other is the composer, one with three releases with the most-prestigious jazz label, Blue Note. On his new record, Double Booked, he introduced yet a third personality: a country boy. He performed “Yes I’m Country (and That’s Ok).”
Sax player and composer Roy Nathanson has had a globetrotting career. He founded the downtown NY supergroup Jazz Passengers, he’s written songs for Elvis Costello and he’s written radio plays – including one for WNYC. He’s traveled the world… but has somehow ended up living in the same central Brooklyn neighborhood that he grew up in. And taking the NYC subways has inspired a book of poetry and a new album, both called Subway Moon. He played one of the songs, "Party."