Monday, May 1, 2023 – Echoes Program 2318A

May CD of the Month: Michael Whalen's Our April Tigers

Michael Whalen CD of the Month

Keyboardist and composer Michael Whalen is someone who has been around Echoes for a long time. We’ve been hearing him with his nature documentary soundtracks on the Narada label in the 1990s and his first ambient album, Night Scenes, released in 1996.  Since then he’s authored scores of albums ranging from solo piano to ambient piano, electronic orchestrations and hard fusion.  Last year, his album, Imaginary Trains was an Echoes CD of the Month. Now his latest, Our April Tigers, is the CD of the Month for May 2023.  It’s a fascinating and seductive album with an all-star cast of musicians including electric bass icon Michael Manring, Indian percussionist Karsh Kale, film composer and guitarist Michael Brook and trumpeter Jeff Oster.  It’s a beautiful, intuitive album, that belies the fact that none of the musicians ever played together or even knew what to play.  We ride the tiger with our May CD of the Month on Echoes from PRX.

Monday, May 1, 2023 – Echoes Program 2318A
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Start Time

Group Name

Song Name

Album Name

First Half Hour

0:01:00 Heather Woods Broderick What Does Love Care Labyrinth
0:07:45 Michael Whalen Over Water Our April Tigers
0:13:07 Secret Sky Ride The Wind Opium
0:19:27 Grandbrothers On Solid Ground Late Reflections
0:22:11 Delerium Coast to Coast (feat. PHILDEL) Signs

Second Half Hour

0:30:00 Michael Whalen Disappear Our April Tigers
0:35:05 Bill Nelson Heaven is a State of Mind Marvellous Realms
0:38:32 Taiyō Rey Spirit Control Shattering Stimuli
0:43:15 break
0:44:17 Michael Whalen Visceral Organ Our April Tigers
0:48:37 Ane Brun The Waiting After the Great Storm
0:52:38 Bluetech Behold A White Horse Bluetech: The Four Horsemen Of The Electrocalypse

Third Half Hour

1:01:00 Patrick O’Hearn Adagio from Fantasy for a Gentleman Adagio: A Windham Hill Collection
1:06:00 Michael Whalen Hope Haunts Our April Tigers
1:10:23 Talitha Rise Chapel Bell An Abandoned Orchid House
1:15:01 Lucinda Chua I Promise Yian
1:17:53 Bernd Scholl Time Stands Still Imagine: Music for Reading (va)
1:21:27 Vangelis Perihelion Rosetta

Fourth Half Hour

1:30:00 Michael Whalen Morning Bell Our April Tigers
1:34:33 Lana Del Rey Grandfather please stand on the shoulders of my father while he. . .  (Featuring Riopy) Did You Know There was a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd
1:38:29 Christoph Sebastian Pabst Ibiza Southern Isles Ep
1:41:25 break
1:42:18 Michael Whalen So Fragile Our April Tigers
1:46:10 Depeche Mode Before We Drown Memento Mori
1:50:02 Vic Hennegan Solar Star Lights Pt.2 (Star’s End 11-6-2022) A Moment in Time


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