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19 May - 12:17 pm NZ
with William Dart
Sundays at 7pm
Audio will be posted after broadcast.
William reviews three new local releases with links to New Zealand's musical past:
He Rangi Paihuarere: A Tribute to the Late Hirini Melbourne (Black Media/Ode) ... the master's songs are reinterpreted by various musicians, originally for a show at the 2012 WOMAD Festival in New Plymouth. William plays the contibutions from Mel Davis, Tama Waipara, Ria Hall, Teremoana Rapley, Arekatera Maihi and Kawiti Waetford.
The Warratahs - 25 Year Collection (Ode)
Jazz Concert 1950, Auckland Town Hall (Ode) ... the live concert was relayed to and recorded at the Astor Recording Studio in Shortland Street. It features a who's-who of the Auckland jazz scene at the time. William plays tracks by Mavis Rivers and tin whistle maestro Hughie Gordon.
Hirini Melbourne & Richard Nunns – Te Ku Te Whe (Rattle RAT D004)
Hirini Melbourne – Te Aitanga a Tane (Radio NZ)
Melbourne: Te Purerehua
Various – He Rangi Paihuarere: A Tribute to the Late Dr Hirini Melbourne (Black Media/Ode Manu 5139)
Melbourne: E rer te manu [Mel Davis]
Melbourne: Kiwi [Tama Waipara]
Melbourne: Tihore Mai Te Rangi [Ria Hall]
Melbourne: Purerehua [Teremoana Rapley]
Melbourne: Pureora [Arekatera Maihi]
Melbourne: Mai te kakana [Kawiti Waetford]
Moana and the Moahunters – Tahi (Southside D30747)
Melbourne: Tihore Mai
The Warratahs – 25 Year Collection (Ode Manu 5140)
Saunders/Mason: East of Mt Eden
Mason: Down your street
Saunders/Hunt: Cape Turnagain/Naming the Gods
Various – Jazz Concert 1950, Auckland Town Hall (Ode CDODE 467)
Arr Lee: Baby you can count on me
Duke/Gershwin: I can’t get started [Mavis Rivers]
Bernie/Casey/Pinkard: Sweet Georgia Brown [Hughie Gordon, tin whistle]
Produced by Tim Dodd
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William Dart hosts an hour of rock, pop, country or folk music; each programme focusing on a new release or two and placing these in the context of an artist's career to date. His encyclopaedic knowledge and gargantuan record collection allow him to find hidden gems and surprising links. With plenty of humour along the way, William gives a serious treatment to these vital forms of music.
New Horizons will have three series in 2013.
Series One: 3 March - 5 May (9 programmes - no programme on 31 March)
Series Two: 16 June – 25 August (11 programmes)
Series Three: 13 October – 15 December (10 programmes)
Plus a Christmas special on 22 December.
When a series is running, the programme plays on Sundays at 7.00pm, on Radio New Zealand Concert.
Episodes of New Horizons are available as audio on demand from 1 July 2012.
New Horizons has been on air for over thirty years. Its first broadcast in April 1980 was heralded by a cover on the New Zealand Listener. The albums featured on that cover - albums by Ry Cooder, XTC, The Kinks and Ray Davies, Sparks, Randy Newman, Lou Reed, Joni Mitchell, Elvis Costello and Jonathan Richman - were chosen by William. The artists have mostly continued to have flourishing careers and have been featured many times on the programme over the years. It just goes to show that William knows how to pick'em.
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