Monday, Apr 29, 2024 – Echoes Program 2418A

Echoes May CD of the Month: Seven Conversations from Jeff Oster, Vin Downes, and Tom Eaton

Jeff Oster, Tom Eaton, Vin Downes - Seven Conversations (Credit: Linderpix)

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The Echoes May CD of the Month is a collaboration between trumpeter Jeff Oster, guitarist Vin Downes and multi-instrumentalist Tom Eaton. Back in 2017, they came into our studio to play a live, improvised set of ambient music. At the time, and on the spot, they called themselves Departure. You can hear that concert here. It’s taken 7 years, but they have finally released an album, Seven Conversations.  They changed their name, but the music remains the same. Their album, Seven Conversations, is a journey of ambient improvisations and intimate interplay. John Diliberto features it as the May CD of the Month on Echoes from PRX.


Monday, April 29, 2024 – Echoes Program 2418A
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Start Time

Group Name

Song Name

Album Name

First Half Hour

0:01:00 Dave Bessell After Hours Chromatic Lightning Cage 
0:06:00 Jeff Oster/Tom Eaton/Vin Downes Hushed Seven Conversations
0:13:23 Julee Cruise & Tim Saul Fly Away (Radio Edit)  Fly Away
0:16:46 Zanias Duneskipper Ecdysis
0:21:35 Vangelis Perihelion Rosetta
0:25:53 Limina Boarding Coming Home

Second Half Hour

0:30:00 Jeff Oster/Tom Eaton/Vin Downes A Reckoning Seven Conversations
0:37:34 Jo Beth Young Wolf Song Broken Spells
0:41:54 Tommy Guerrero Holding the Ocean Amber of Memory
0:46:00 break
0:47:00 Peter Kater Kekaha Waii’ole Hawaii
0:48:45 Diamond Day Summerland Connect the Dots
0:52:57 Jeff Oster/Tom Eaton/Vin Downes Words Overheard Seven Conversations

Third Half Hour

1:01:00 Vas Amrita (Chrurning of the Milk Sea) Feast of Silence
1:06:00 Jeff Oster/Tom Eaton/Vin Downes A Confession Seven Conversations
1:13:11 SFERIX Love Love (Single)
1:16:05 Le Morte d’Abby Seed of the Woman In Those Days
1:21:42 Dead Can Dance Nierika Spiritchaser

Fourth Half Hour

1:30:00 Jeff Oster/Tom Eaton/Vin Downes Her Wisdom Seven Conversations
1:35:03 Julia Holter Something in the Room She Moves Something in the Room She Moves
1:41:12 Naneum Soul Spiritual Son
1:44:52 break
1:46:13 Jeff Oster/Tom Eaton/Vin Downes Hours Slip By Seven Conversations


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  2 comments for “Monday, Apr 29, 2024 – Echoes Program 2418A

  1. It almost sounds like Jeff Oster is playing a Flugelhorn rather than a trumpet, a la Chuck Mangione. Is he?

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