The New York jazz pianist Fred Hersch recorded songs of dreams, closeness and warmth when one of his friends had just died of Covid 19. “Songs from Home” is the name of his quiet, intimate album, which he recorded in the woods in Pennsylvania – FROM this time FOR this time.
The comes from Canterbury, England Oysterbandthat have been around since the 1970s. With an Irish ballad they show that the guys in the folk rock band around singer John Jones not only rock, but also have a delicate, poetic side: The lakes of Cool Flynn, a rather sad story about a young man who lives in walks the lake and does not return …
You can also look forward to sounds from Armenia with the band Radio Rumeli, a song in Haitian Creol by the American Leyla McCalla or music to the emigrant epic The club of the singing butchers, composed by main actor Jonas Nay.
Broadcast: hr2-kultur, “Hörbar”, May 14th, 2021, 7:04 pm.
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