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American Highways

Earth Day is an international festival to promote understanding of nature, and a less wasteful lifestyle. In honor of the occasion, pianist Guy Livingston presents water music by composers from Edward MacDowell to Thelonius Monk.
In this episode of American Highways, we hear the Wind in the Willows, Seaweed’s Dance, Rialto Ripples, the Housatonic at Stockbridge, and more watery music from the American landscape.

LIVE CONCERT: tomorrow (Saturday April 18, 2015 at 2pm) Guy Livingston will be performing a mini-recital on the same theme (water) for the Earth Day Celebrations in Den Haag. More info at

Theme Music :
Steve Reich. 
The Desert Music (1984): First Movement (Fast).
Chorus of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas & William Carlos Williams. 
Nonesuch Records 79101.
Edward MacDowell
1. By the Meadow Brook
Roger Sheilds, pianist.
VoxBox CD3X 3027
Louis Armstrong
2. Lazy River
Al Green
3. Take Me to the River
Talking Heads
Rhino Records 8122 76488-2
John Adams
4. China Gates
Guy Livingston, piano.
Charles Griffes
5. The Fountain of the Acqua Paola
Roger Sheilds, pianist.
VoxBox CD3X 3027
Charles Ives
6. Housatonic at Stockbridge
Antoine Palloc, piano & Rayanne Dupuis, soprano.
Soupir S 221
Masabumi Kikuchi
7. Drizzling Rain
Gil Evans & Masabumi Kikuchi
VERVE 314-513-462-2
Laurent Coq
8. Seaweed’s Dance (4:44)
Laurent Coq Blowing Trio
CD Universal 819827
William Bolcom
The Wind In The Willows – Three Songs 
9. River Song
10. Messing About In Boats
11. Rat’s Song
William Bolcom, piano; Carole Farley, voice.
Naxos 8.559249
Phil Moore
12. It’s A Rainy Day
Lena Horne
CMC 20057-2
Thelonious Monk 
13. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea 
Thelonious Monk, pianist.
Columbia C2K 65495
George Gershwin
14. Rialto Ripples 
George Gershwin
Nonesuch 79370-2
John Coltrane 
15. After The Rain
John Coltrane 
MCCD 170