Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of November 25-29, 2002. 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.
GEORGE WINSTON & RAY MANZAREK: OPENING DOORS Pianist George Winston and Doors co-founder and keyboardist
Ray Manzarek talk about turning music of the The Doors into piano
music. Look at the liner notes for the recent 20th Anniversary
edition of AUTUMN and you'll note George Winston's citations of
The Doors as a seminal influence not only on his music but specific
compositions. He's now recorded a CD of Doors compositions called
THE NIGHT DIVIDES THE DAY: THE MUSIC OF THE DOORS. We gather Winston
and The Doors Ray Manzarek together to talk about this musical
LIBERA-CHOIR OF HEAVEN In a church in South London, we meet a choir that sings Christian
hymns by day, and modern choral music by night. Robert Prizeman
is the director of the boys choir called Libera. Under his guidance,
they've been recording evocative hymns nd chants, most composed
and arranged by Prizeman. Prizeman talks about his young charges
and the angelic music they create.
AN ECHOES THANKSGIVING WITH
LIVING ROOM CONCERTS FROM
David Cullen & Jill Haley
Celebrate Thanksgiving this year with Living Room Concerts
of landscape music from Nicholas Gunn and intimate duos with David
Cullen & Jill Haley. It's all on an Echoes Thanksgiving.
Nicholas Gunn is an acclaimed flute player, noted for his musical
tone poems to national landmarks including the Grand Canyon, the
Rocky Mountains and the Smokey Mountains. That leads to albums
with titles like AFTERNOON IN SEDONA, THE GREAT SOUTH WEST, and
THROUGH THE GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAINS (Gemini Sun). Gunn mixes his
flute with exotic hand percussion and synthesizers in dramatic
odes to the wonders of nature.
Then we make room at the Echoes Thanksgiving table for guitarist
David Cullen and oboist Jill Haley. Hailing from Reading, PA,
David plays on the very first track of Windham Hill Records very
first Guitar Sampler recording. Among his solo albums is BLUE
INDIGO (Solid Air). He also appears on Windham Hill's 25 YEARS
OF GUITAR collection. Jill Haley has also recorded on Windham
Hill records with label founder and guitarist Will Ackerman. She's
best known as a charter member of the Philadelphia-area acoustic
fusion trio, One Alternative. Jill and David are husband and wife
with extensive recording careers between them, but they've never
recorded together until this year with their CD, EXPLODING COLORS
(Solid Air). We'll hear them live on An Echoes Thanksgiving, Living
Room Concerts for Thanksgiving.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH YO-YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE Acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays live in the Echoes living
room with his international Silk Road Ensemble. Drawing musicians
and composers from Iran, China, Mongolia and points beyond, Yo-Yo
Ma has created a global chamber orchestra, re-inventing compositions
from the Renaissance and creating new works for the 21st century.
Ma gathers his 10 piece ensemble in the Echoes living room, with
neys, pipas, erhus, frame drums and violin surrounding his cello.
They perform music from their album, SILK ROAD JOURNEYS and several
Echoes Programs for the week of November 25-29,
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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