Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of December 2-6, 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.
TONY LEVIN: BOTTOMS UP Tony Levin is a bass players bassist. Currently on tour with
Peter Gabriel, with whom he's worked for two decades, his list
of credits stretches for pages and includes Joan Armatrading and
membership in King Crimson. For the last few years, Levin has
been releasing instrumental albums and touring relentlessly. He
has a new 2-CD set called DOUBLE ESPRESSO (Narada) that posits
the idea of bass as a lead instrument. We talk with Tony and members
of his band, including Larry "Synergy" Fast.
SCOTT COSSU: REWIRING PIANOS AND SYNAPSES Scott Cossu was at the peak of his career in 1989. His album
SWITCHBACK was climbing the charts and he was touring across the
country as one of Windham Hill Records premiere artists. But then
he was struck by a car and everything changed. Cossu plunged into
a coma, underwent brain surgery and had to rebuild his life, career
and music from the ground up. Cossu recently put out only his
third CD since his accident, EMERALD PATHWAY (Alula). We revisit
our 1995 feature with Scott where he talks about what it's like
to not even recognize your own music.
MICHAEL HEWETT'S YOGA GROOVES Michael Hewett spends his days teaching yoga in Manhattan.
He's combined his yogic philosophy with music, playing finger
style acoustic guitar through digital delays and effects and wrapping
them in modern chamber arrangements with cello, bass and percussion.
Michael Hewett talks about putting some edge into yoga music on
his CD, BEING IN DREAMING (Dharma Moon).
ED BILOUS: WAY WEST OF MANHATTAN Ed Bilous is a journeyman composer working in commercials,
soundtracks and TV scores. This past year, he composed an atmospheric
score for PBS's reality series, FRONTIER HOUSE." Bilous didn't
just key in on the rustic sounds of 19th century America in the
west, but instead used minimalist techniques, world music elements
and the warm guitar sound of Kristofer Ricat to sculpt the emotions
and landscapes of the series. In his studio, we talk with Ed Bilous
about heading west from Manhattan.
Echoes Programs for the week of December 2-6, 2002
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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