Wu Man plays the Pipa, a Chinese lute known for its light, pastoral sound. She often plays new music, collaborating with explorers such as the Kronos Quartet, and she recently released an album of children’s songs from around the world.
Another Fine Day put out his first album in 1994, his second in 2000 and now has a new CD called A Good Place to Be. It’s a meeting ground of Bill Evans and Miles Davis dripped through an Enoesque haze. From his studio, Tom Green talks about his music and his Array mbira, a modern take on the African thumb piano.