Following is a listing of the musical selections on
Echoes this week. 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.
Some stations tape-delay Echoes. Please check the program
number if your station is one of them.
FEATURES FOR THE WEEK
ECHOES MAY CD OF THE MONTH
YO-YO MA & THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE: SILK ROAD JOURNEYS:
BEYOND THE HORIZON There are few icons in modern music who cross boundaries and
genres, culture and class with the ease of cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
His name is universal enough that when he was a guest on television
drama The West Wing, staff assistant Donna Moss could proclaim
"Yo-Yo Ma rules," and there was no need to explain who
he is or why he's important. It's just understood. SILK ROAD
JOURNEYS: BEYOND THE HORIZON (Sony Classical) is the sequel to
his 2002 album, WHEN STRANGERS MEET. Once again, Ma assembles
a cast of musicians from across China, India, Iran, Armenia and
other points across Asia, creating a global chamber music. It's
our CD of the Month for May.
TOMMY EMMANUEL'S AUSTRALIAN AMERICANA Even though he hails from Australia, Tommy Emmanuel is steeped
in the traditions of American folk and country music. He's been
playing professionally since he was seven years old, touring Australia
in a family band. After years working in ensembles and playing
sessions, he's been going it solo, plying a virtuoso display of
finger-style guitar. His latest album is ONLY (Favored Nations
Acoustic). Tommy tells how he unlocked the secrets of Chet Atkins
and his own unique take on the acoustic guitar.
BILL FONTANA: RESOUNDING THE WORLD Bill Fontana is a trained musician and composer, but his music
doesn't use any orchestral instruments. Instead, he takes natural
sounds from the environment, like ocean waves at Normandy, the
clockworks of Big Ben, or the foghorns of his home by the San
Francisco Bay, and transmits them to distant locales. Fontana
creates a sonic dislocation, allowing us to hear these sounds
and landscapes in new ways. In his studio, Bill Fontana takes
us out to the world and into sound.
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you to an Amazon.com entry to purchase the CD, while the "iTunes"
button will take you to iTunes to purchase the song. If there
is no "buy-it" button or "iTunes" button,
the music is not currently carried by Amazon.com or iTunes.
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