Echoes Playlist

May 12-16, 2003

Following is a listing of the musical selections airing on Echoes for the week of May 12-16, 2003.  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.

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Monday 05/12/03
St. Louis-based Native flute player Marc Holland brings his global chamber music ensemble, Autumn's Child into Echoes to play live. Mark Holland isn't Native American, but he's mastered the Native American flute. Over the course of several albums with his group, Autumn's Child, he's been developing a chamber fusion sound mixing percussion instruments from Africa and the Middle East along with cello and guitar. Autumn's Child's latest CD, PROGRESSIVE WORLD (Cedar 'n' Sage), is the finest exposition of their music to date and placed in the Top 15 of Echoes' Listener Poll for 2002. Mark Holland brings in an all-star group including percussionist N. Scott Robinson and Jimmy Buffett band members Jim and Peter Mayer on guitar and bass.

Tuesday 05/13/03
Mari Boine is the Sami's most famous export. A member of the Sami, Norway's native people, Boine has re-awakened interest in their tradtional music and culture while at the same time, transforming the music into a modern tribal shamanic sound. Her voice is a wail of vocal ululations and nasal overtones and her music pounds with rhythms from Samiland to Africa. Boine has two new CDs out, EIGHT SEASONS and REMIXED (Northside). In Oslo, Boine talks about her primal, Nordic sound.

Thursday 05/15/03
ADAGIO-A Windham Hill Collection
There have been some tragically bad adaptations of classical music over the years. ADAGIO is not one of them. Longtime Windham Hill producer Dawn Atkinson has gathered a host of familiar names from the Windham Hill roster past and present and deployed them across an array of largely familiar classical adagios. But instead of sweetening them up or making them "contemporary," each musician has found a deeper nuance in the music. Philip Aaberg explores a meditative space in Barber's "Adagio for Strings" while Patrick O'Hearn casts Rodrigo's "Adagio from Fantasy for a Gentleman" in a shroud of keyboard shadows. Tracy Silverman' pizzicato delayed violin sound plucks through Bach's "Arioso" accompanied by Thea Suits on flute, and guitarist Steve Erquiaga unfolds the haunting melody of a Grieg nocturne on his acoustic guitar. There's a couple of clunkers here, notably Phillipe Saisse's smooth jazz take on Bach's "Air on a G String" and Paul Schwartz's hopelessly corny synthesized rendition of Handel's "Sarabande." This handful of lapses is more than forgiven by Jeff Johnson and Brian Dunning's Celtic chamber arrangement of a Handel sonata and Mike Marshall and Edgar Meyer's bluegrass breakdown on a Bach prelude. ADAGIO is one of those perfect Echoes transition albums, moving from acoustic to electric, ambient to classical.

Friday 05/16/03
David and Steve Gordon are brothers with a long history in new age music. They started with prototypical new age albums in the 1980s, mixing environmental sounds with wispy melodies for guitar and keyboards. In the mid 1990s they decided to go tribal, adopting Native American imagery and instruments on their album SACRED SPIRIT DRUMS (Sequoia). They recently released an anthology of their music, SACRED DRUM VISIONS, while Steve Gordon has stepped out on his own with DRUM PRAYER, which takes the Gordons' sound into a new direction. Echoes visits the brothers in their studios in Northern and Southern California.

Echoes Programs for the week of May 12-16, 2003

 Monday 5/12/03

Tuesday 5/13/03

Wednesday 5/14/03

Thursday 5/15/03

Friday 5/16/03






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