Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of March 22-26, 2004. 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.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH BURNING SKY In Arizona, the Native American group, Burning Sky light up
the Echoes Living Room when they play live. Performing music
from their latest CD, A SIMPLE MAN, this trio of Native flute,
acoustic guitar and bass weave a sound born of the Arizona desert
where they live and the reservations where they grew up. Burning
Sky play their haunting melodies and talk about the origins of
YUVAL RON'S HANDS ACROSS THE SEA Yuval Ron creates a fusion between Middle Eastern, Jewish
and western music. He's produced albums for Turkish multi-instrumentalist
Omar Faruk Tekbilek and collaborated with Vas singer Azam Ali.
His group, the Yuval Ron Ensemble, plays music of Sufi origin,
as well as Jewish prayers from Morocco and Yemen and Armenian
Church chants. In his Los Angeles studio, Yuval Ron talks about
his trans-global, trans-spiritual music.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH THE CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO Imagine three virtuoso guitarists playing as if they were
one musician, but with 18 strings. That's the California Guitar
Trio, three musicians who studied with King Crimson guitarist
Robert Fripp and played in his League of Crafty Guitarists, a
20 piece guitar orchestra, before embarking on their own path
13 years ago. They've just released a compilation CD, THE FIRST
DECADE, celebrating 10 years of recording. The trio comes into
the Echoes Living Room to play a pair of new songs, an old Echoes
favorite and a startling rendition of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."
CLIFF MARTINEZ: SOUND SCULPTURE SOUNDTRACKS Cliff Martinez is one of the more idiosyncratic of Hollywood
film composers. The original drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers,
he's since carved out a niche career with his atmospheric soundtracks,
mostly for director Steven Soderbergh including Sex, Lies and
Videotape and Solaris. In addition to the usual film composers
tools of orchestra and synthesizers, Martinez has custom instruments
including American gamelan and the other-worldly sound sculptures
of the French Baschet brothers. He merges these into haunting
scores that brim with atmosphere and mystery. In his Los Angeles
home, Martinez plays his instruments and talks about the interior
spacescapes of Solaris and his latest film, Wicker Park.
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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