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American Highways

In this episode of American Highways, pianist Guy Livingston brings us cities from our global village: Kansas City, Yorktown, Knoxville, Saint Louis, Brooklyn, Houston, and Paris. Music of Laurent Coq, Roger Miller, Tobias Picker, Mark Knopfler, Bernstein, Annie Gosfield, Newt Hinton, Laurie Anderson, and Gershwin. And some odd arrangements to surprise you: An American in Paris on player piano, and Saint Louis Blues…on harpsichord!

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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.
Tobias Picker
Keys to The City
Michael Barrett, Brooklyn Philharmonic, olv. Lukas Foss.
Anthology of Recorded Music CRI 1988
Roger Miller
Kansas City Star (recorded May 31, 1965 in Nashville, Tennessee)
Roger Miller
LAB Mercury ‎– 314 526 993-2 EL
Mark Knopfler
Daddy’s Gone to Knoxville (2002)
Mark Knopfler Band
Mercury 063 292-1
Laurent Coq
Laurent Coq, piano; Walter Smith III, tenor sax; Joe Sander, basses; Damion Reid, drums.
Jazz & People J PCD815003
W. C. Handy
Saint Louis Blues
Alexandre Tharaud, harpsichord
Erato 50999-602552-2
Newt Hinton
37. Nakano-ku (à S.D.)
Annie Gosfield
10. Brooklyn, October 5, 1941
Guy Livingston, pianist
Wergo 6649-2
George Gershwin
An American In Paris
George Gershwin, pianola
Electra Nonesuch 7559-2
Laurie Anderson
The Night Flight From Houston
Laurie Anderson, voice and electronics
Warner Bros/Rhino Entertainment R2 76648