Following is a listing of the musical selections on
Echoes this week. The playlists include start times that
indicate the approximate beginning of that piece of music, represented
in minutes and seconds after the start of the hour.
Some stations tape-delay Echoes. Please check the program
number if your station is one of them.
JAN HAMMER: MIAMI VICE-COLD CASE Between 1984 and 1988, Miami Vice lit up TV screens as the
hippest cop show ever. Part of its hipness was the kinetic soundtrack
composed by Jan Hammer. The synthesist came to renown with The
Mahavishnu Orchestra and Jeff Beck, but hit number one with his
theme to Miami Vice. With ricochet percussion samples and screaming
electric guitar and synthesizer lines, Miami Vice completely altered
the TV scoring landscape. The TV series is now being released
on DVD. We return to the scene of the crime, with Miami Vice composer,
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH STELLAMARA Stellamara is a Bay Area band creating a world music of the
imagination, filtered through eastern European refrains, spun
in Persian grooves, blended in medieval modalities and supercharged
by San Franciscan multi-cultural sensibilities. It's all centered
by the vocal incantations of Sonja Drakulich whose voice evokes
Bulgarian choirs and middle eastern ululations in this richly
layered, percussive world fusion. They've just released their
first CD in 8 years, called THE SEVEN VALLEYS (Lucidity Music.)
We hear them playing live, on Echoes.
DARSHAN AMBIENT Darshan Ambient is the recording persona of Bay Area-based
musician Michael Allison. He began as a rock and roll bassist,
playing in groups that included former Labelle singer Nona Hendryx.
But he switched several years ago into more ambient designs, inspired
by his studies in yoga and other spiritual disciplines. He's released
nearly a dozen albums, most of them on MP3.com. But he's just
put out his first conventional disc, AUTUMN'S APPLE on the Lotus
Spike label in Pittsburgh. We return to our first conversation
with Darshan Ambient.
Echoes Programs for the week of February 21-25,
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collections of Living Room Concerts, artist interviews and more,
with a subscription to Echoes
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you to an Amazon.com entry to purchase the CD, while the "iTunes"
button will take you to iTunes to purchase the song. If there
is no "buy-it" button or "iTunes" button,
the music is not currently carried by Amazon.com or iTunes.
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