Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of April 28-May 2, 2003. The dates
on the playlists are the dates the programs are distributed to
stations. Please check the program ID number to verify the
program if your station broadcasts the program on a different
day than it is distributed.
Bill Laswell: Dub Saboteur Bill Laswell has been one of the most provocative figures
in modern music for over two decades. The producer and bassist
came to renown as the producer of Herbie Hancock's mid-80s hit,
"Rock-it" and productions of Mick Jagger and Nona Hendryx.
But Laswell's real art was as a sonic provocateur and Dub music
assassin. He put together hallucinogenic world music ensembles
including Materiel, deep ambient excursions and free jazz assaults
with Last Exit and Sonny Sharrock, all informed by the sound shifting
aesthetic of Reggae dub music. In this first of two features,
we hear about the art of sound, collaboration, and deep bass dub
with Bill Laswell.
Bill Laswell & Gigi-Ethiopian Extremes Ejigayehu Shibabaw, better known as Gigi, is an Ethiopian
singer songwriter who has found herself romantically and musically
entwined with one of the iconoclasts of modern music, producer
and bassist Bill Laswell. He produced her debut album, GIGI (Palm)
and then remixed the whole affair on the ambient CD, ILLUMINATED
AUDIO (Palm). Bill Laswell and Gigi talk about Ethiopian songs
and global music, as well as their collaborations in Beat Tabla
BARBARA HIGBIE II: VARIATIONS ON A FOLK PIANO In the second of a two-part feature on pianist Barbara Higbie,
we sit in the composers converted garage studio while she takes
us into the lyrical roots of her compositions and talks about
combining Terry Riley and Charlie Brown. The pianist and fiddler
came to early renown on the Windham Hill label, recording the
influential TIDELINE CD with then-husband, fiddler Darol Anger.
That led to the formation of Montreux, a heady acoustic fusion
of jazz, bluegrass and chamber music that included bassist Michael
Manring and mandolinist Mike Marshall. Now, Higbie is focusing
on solo piano for the first time, with the release of VARIATIONS
ON A HAPPY ENDING (Slowbaby).
Echoes Programs for the week of April 28-May 2,
Click on a program number to see that day's playlist.
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your local station if there is some question about what program
was aired on a specific day.
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approximate beginning of that piece of music, represented in minutes
and seconds after the start of the hour.
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