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A Hawk And A Hacksaw

Friday 15 December 2006 22:15-23:30 (Radio 3)

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a mix of musical styles and influences.

Featuring a studio session by A Hawk And A Hacksaw, the Albuquerque-based duo of Jeremy Barnes (drums, accordion, vocals) and Heather Trost (violin).


1 hour 15 minutes



Presented by Mark Russell and Robert Sandall

Tel. 020 7765 4661
Fax. 020 7765 4378
e-mail mixing.it@bbc.co.uk

Friday 15th December 2006, 10.15pm

A Hawk & A Hacksaw:
Cocek (2.20")
Mixing It session
AHAAH are Jeremy Barnes (accordion, drums, vocals) and Heather Trost (violin). Their third and most recent album, The Way The Wind Blows, was partly recorded in a remote Romanian village with members of Fanfare Ciocarlia.

Joan as Policewoman:
Show me the Life (2'25")
Single: The Ride
Joan Wasser played with - amongst others - Antony and the Johnsons, and Rufus Wainwright, and she describes her sound as American Soul Music.
Reveal promo

Exploding Star Orchestra:
Sting Ray & the Beginning of Time (4'34")
Album: We Are All From Somewhere Else
Rob Mazurek - trumpeter in the Chicago band Tortoise - was asked to put a band together by the Chicago Culture Centre and Jazz Institute, he came up with the 14-piece Exploding Star Orchestra, featuring saxophonist Ken Vandermark and guitarist Jeff Parker.
Thrill Jockey THRILL181

Marvin the Martian:
Music Man (3'29")
Single: I Hate My Job
Born to a Jamaican father and British mother in riotous 1980s Brixton, Marv draws influence from the heroes of his childhood such as Bob Marley, Garnet Silk and Buju Banton, alongside that of soul greats Al Greene, Marvin Gaye and Arethra Franklin.
Universal promo

A Hawk & A Hacksaw:
In The River (6.30")
Mixing It session
(includes spoken intro by Jeremy Barnes)

Robert Logan:
Lost Highway (5'53")
Album: Cognessence
Robert Logan - just 19 years young - has worked with Grace Jones and now releases his debut album, featuring medieval instruments and field recordings.
Slowfoot SLOCD005

Sky Green Leopards:
Egyptian Circus (3'55")
Album: Disciples of California
From the hobo district of San Francisco emerge the Sky Green Leopards - this is their fifth album and marks the debut of the SGL's rhythm section, the Skyband
Cosmos promo

Siobhan Cleary:
Diamorphine (6'46")
Album: Various - Contemporary Music from Ireland Vol. 6
This compilation features eleven Irish composers. Siobhan Cleary cites The Velvet Underground as an influence on this piece.
The Contemporary Music Centre Ireland CMCCD06

Spencer Dickinson:
Primitive (4'40")
Album: The Man Who Lives For Love
Jon Spencer - front man of the Blues Explosion - has set up a new group with two members of the North Mississippi All Stars - this album was recorded at a ranch near Memphis
Yep Roc YEP2078

Mole Harness:
Fallout Census Man (5'55")
Album: Out of the walled pathway
Bristol-base James Brewster - aka Mole Harness - began making music in 2001. He has now moved to Sweden.

A Hawk & A Hacksaw:
Portland Town (03.27")
Mixing It session

Shibboleth (2'59")
Album: Messidor
Aufgehoben - from Brighton - use no bass, no overdubs, no prcessing..
Junior Meat 161216

Band Ane:
3 Things to Remember (4'35")
Album: Anish Music
A one-woman band - Ane Oestergaard, from Denmark

Herve Perez & Martin Archer:
Part 2 (excerpt) (5'00")
Album: The Inclusion Principle
Violinist Martin Archer and electronics wiz Herve Perez have released the first hour of their very first meeting in the recording studio..
Discus 29cd

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