Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of May 3-7, 2004. 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.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH PETER KATER Southern California based pianist and composer Peter Kater
comes into the Echoes Living Room to play a set of solo piano
live. We know Peter Kater from his many collaborations with Native
flute player R. Carlos Nakai, ensemble recordings that range from
neo-primitive to neo-chamber, and solo albums that explore his
wide-ranging piano skills. Last year's RED MOON was a Grammy
nominee and an Echoes CD of the Month. Peter Kater's first recording
was a solo piano CD and his latest album picks up the solo thread.
It's aptly called PIANO (Point of Light Records) and draws on
compositions from across Kater's career. In a living room in
Chester County, Pennsylvania, Peter Kater plays some of that music
live on Echoes.
VIKTOR KRAUSS: COUNTRY AND AMBIENT Viktor Krauss is a bass player steeped in country and bluegrass,
but he takes that background and applies ambient chamber music
designs on his debut CD, FAR FROM ENOUGH. Born in Champaign,
Illinois and currently living in Nashville, he's the older brother
of new bluegrass superstar, Alison Krauss. She appears on his
CD, as well as guitarist Bill Frisell and dobro player Jerry Douglas.
Viktor Krauss talks about his cinematic tone poems, steeped in
ECHOES MAY CD OF THE MONTH
VAS: FEAST OF SILENCE Our CD of the Month for May comes from longtime Echoes favorites,
Vas. Their latest album, FEAST OF SILENCE is their first in four
years and shows them creating a more lush global sound topped
by the incantations of Azam Ali. A FEAST OF SILENCE might seem
like an ironic title for an album that exults in searing melody
and throbbing rhythm. It's our CD of the Month for May.
YUVAL RON'S HANDS ACROSS THE SEA Yuval Ron creates a fusion between Middle Eastern, Jewish
and Western music. He's produced albums for Turkish multi-instrumentalist
Omar Faruk Tekbilek and collaborated with Vas singer Azam Ali.
His group, the Yuval Ron Ensemble, plays music of Sufi origin,
as well as Jewish prayers from Morocco and Yemen and Armenian
Church chants. In his Los Angeles studio, Yuval Ron talks about
his trans-global, trans-spiritual music.
Click on a program number to see that day's playlist.
Some stations tape-delay Echoes, please check with
your local station if there is some question about what program
was aired on a specific day.
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.
There are also links to purchase many of the CDs, clicking
the "buy-it" button will take you to an Amazon.com entry
with more information about the CD. If there is no "buy-it"
button, the CD is not currently carried by Amazon.com.
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