Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of January 3-7, 2005. 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.
FEATURES FOR THE WEEK
JEFF BEAL: CARNIVALE'S DARK MIDWAY
HBO's Carnivale is a dark, mystical peek inside a depression-era
carnival touring dust bowl that exist in a nether world between
Christianity and the supernatural. The DVD of the first season
has just been released as well as a soundtrack CD (on Varese Sarabande).
The second season begins this month. Jeff Beal, whose recent
work includes scores for "Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion"
and "Pollack," composes the music for this deep psychological
landscape that harkens back to a rustic americana but with a distinctly
ambient sound. Beal and series executive producer Howard Klein
talk about a music full of dust storms and magic.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH ADRIAN LEGG
Adrian Legg is a guitarist's guitarist. As John Diliberto wrote
in the liner notes of Legg's new CD, INHERITANCE (Favored Nations
Acoustic), "Adrian Legg can bring you to tears with the
sweetest melancholy melody played out in a filigree of finger-picking
intricacy, leaving one gasping for air at the rarefied beauty
of it all. But he can just as easily pluck and twang in a virtuoso
display, bending notes in a drunkenly delirious slur of lines
that slip and slide like Jim Carrey at a taffy pull." Legg
does all that and more when he plugs into the Echoes Living Room
to play live.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH MARY YOUNGBLOOD
The Native flute started out as an instrument for males, a courting
instrument of Lakota tribesmen. But Mary Youngblood is from a
new generation of Native women who have made the instrument her
own. Born of Seminole and Aleut parentage, Youngblood won a Grammy
Award in 2002 for her CD, BENEATH THE RAVEN MOON (Silver Wave
Records). Her latest CD is FEED THE FIRE and that's nominated
for a Grammy this year. In this reprise broadcast, Mary Youngblood
comes to the Echoes Living Room where she releases her Native
flute melodies live.
JEFF JOHNSON & BRIAN DUNNING: FANTASY PILGRIMAGE
Remember classic concept albums like Pink Floyd's DARK SIDE OF
THE MOON, or Yes' TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS? Washington state
keyboardist Jeff Johnson and Irish flutist Brian Dunning harken
back to those days with albums like SONGS OF ALBION and BYZANTIUM
that use books as imagistic launch pads. Their latest CD is THE
KATURRAN ODYSSEY (Hearts of Space), based on a graphic novel of
the same name illustrated by Terryl Whitlach. She created many
Star Wars creatures. The musicians and artist talk about their
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your local station if there is some question about what program
was aired on a specific day.
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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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