Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of September 22-26, 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.
YO-YO MA'S BRAZILIAN CHAMBER MUSIC Acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma spends as much time in the world
of cross-over as the world of classical music. On his latest
album, Obrigado Brazil (Sony Classical), Ma gathers an all-star
cast of Brazilian musicians including Sergio & Odair Assad,
singer Rosa Passos, composer and multi-instrumentalist Egberto
Gismonti and Cuban wind player Paquito D'Rivera, to play music
born of Brazilian breezes and Amazon forests. Yo-Yo Ma and his
musicians talk about a music of joy and that haunting Brazilian-Portugese
melancholy known as "saudade."
Wednesday 09/24/03 JAMMIN' WITH JAIRAMJI Jairamji is the name taken by English musician Charlie Roscoe
to release his ethno-ambient soundscapes. He merges eastern tonalities,
Native American flute and finger-picking guitar styles along with
rhythm loops and computer samples on his debut CD, KINDRED SPIRITS
(Dakini Records). In the countryside of western England, Jairamji
and his partner, flute player Andreas Kornevall, talk about music
that begins on acoustic guitar and flute and ends in virtual space.
Thursday 09/25/03 A LIVING ROOM CONCERT
WITH REDSHIFT Redshift is a retro-space music band led by longtime English
synthesist Mark Shreeve. Their latest albums include HALO AND
SIREN (Distant Sun Productions). In the front room of Mark Shreeve's
London home, vintage 1970s era synthesizers like the Mini-Moog,
Moog Series III and Arp 2600 sit alongside the latest digital
gear and computers. With these instruments, Redshift performs
live, in realtime. In this special edition of Redshift, Mark is
joined by veteran synthesist Ian Boddy in two spontaneous deep
space excursions. A track from this performance is on Bridges:
The Echoes Living Room Concerts Volume 9.
Friday 09/26/03 RANDY ARMSTRONG'S
GLOBAL JOURNEYS Based in New Hampshire, Randy Armstrong is a gifted acoustic
guitarist who has been on the world fusion scene since the mid
1970s when he was a member of the world fusion chamber group,
Doah. Since that band broke up, this New Hampshire-based artist
has played more world fusion with Uno Mundo and his own trio.
He recently composed the score to the PBS series, Dinner on the
Diner (Ellipsis Arts) and now has a new solo CD, NO REGRETS (Domo).
Randy comes to Echoes to talk about his music journey.
Echoes Programs for the week of September 22-26,
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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