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Gustavo Santaolalla, Giovanni De Chiaro, Medeski Martin and Wood, Knut Hamre and Steve Tibbetts, Paul McCartney, Kaila Flexer, Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues, Wimme, Bill Frisell, The Beau Hunks Sextette, and The Cowboy Junkies.

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Bill Frisell, Cowboy Junkies, Gustavo Santaolalla

Ronroco

Gaucho

  • Artist: Gustavo Santaolalla
  • Album: Ronroco
  • Song: Gaucho

Gustavo Santaolalla has been a major force in Latin American music since the 1960s, fusing rock, soul, African rhythms and Latin American folk with his Argentinian roots.

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Scott Joplin on Guitar

Solace: A Mexican Serenade

  • Artist: Giovanni De Chiaro
  • Album: Scott Joplin on Guitar
  • Song: Solace: A Mexican Serenade

De Chiaro's interpretations of Scott Joplin's rags were inspired by the film, The Sting.

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Bubblehouse

Bubblehouse

  • Artist: Medeski, Martin & Wood
  • Album: Bubblehouse EP
  • Song: Bubblehouse

Medeski Martin and Wood first shared the stage together as a trio at the Village Gate in New York City in the summer of 1991. Soon after, they recorded their debut album, Notes From the Underground.

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Å

Olav Bergsland

  • Artist: Knut Hamre and Steve Tibbetts
  • Album: Å
  • Song: Olav Bergsland

In 1999, Steve Tibbets released a critically acclaimed CD called Cho on which he added his own music to an a cappella song cycle performed by Buddhist nuns from Nepal.

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Working Classical

Maybe I'm Amazed

  • Artist: Paul McCartney
  • Album: Working Classical
  • Song: Maybe I'm Amazed

Paul McCartney began his musical career performing for an obscure British pop band called "The Beatles."

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Next Village

Squirrel Sits In

  • Artist: Kaila Flexer
  • Album: Next Village
  • Song: Squirrel Sits In

In addition to touring and performing, Flexer is also the founder and host of the Klezmer Mania! music festival.

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Complementary Colors

Complementary Colors

  • Artist: Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues
  • Album: Complementary Colors
  • Song: Complementary Colors

"The music is made up of chords, melodies, harmonies, counterpoint, dynamics, articulations, and rhythm. It doesn't know about smoke- filled rooms, blue jeans, or tuxedoes."

--Corky Siegel

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Complementary Colors
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Gierran

Gierran

  • Artist: Wimme
  • Album: Gierran
  • Song: Gierran

Yoik is a traditional Sami music -- an archaic mode of unaccompanied solo singing. It is found all over the vast Samiland from the central regions of Scandinavia to the eastern tip of the Kola Peninsula.

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Good Dog, Happy Man

Shenandoah

  • Artist: Bill Frisell
  • Album: Good Dog, Happy Man
  • Song: Shenandoah

Bill Frisell has been a regular player of "Cobra" -- a musical game invented by avant-garde composer John Zorn.

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Manhattan Minuet

New Year's Eve in a Haunted House

  • Artist: The Beau Hunks
  • Album: Manhattan Minuet
  • Song: New Year's Eve in a Haunted House

Manhattan Minuet is the second collection of the Beau Hunks' faithful recreations of Raymond Scott's "novelty jazz" pieces. Many of the 14 selections have a semi-classical slant.

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Basta

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