Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of June 28-July 2, 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.
FEATURES FOR THE WEEKFEATURES FOR THE WEEK
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH AIR
The French duo called Air is both retro and moderne, chilled pop
and ambient lounge. They created a splash in 1998 with their album,
MOON SAFARI (Astralwerks) featuring the oft heard instrumental
"La Femme D'argent" and the Moog driven pop song, "Sexy
Boy." This year they released their CD, TALKIE WALKIE (Astralwerks)
as well as contributing a piece to the film Lost in Translation.
Air comes into the Echoes living room to play music from their
latest CD and a cue from their soundtrack for "The Virgin
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH SUZANNE TENG & MYSTIC JOURNEY
Global flutist Suzanne Teng gathers her band Mystic Journey in
her Topanga Canyon home to unleash the sinuous melodies and throbbing
middle-eastern/Indian grooves of her music live. Joined by her
husband, percussionist Gilbert Levy, guitarist Fritz Heede and
acoustic bassist Barry Newton, Suzanne plays themes from her two
solo albums, MYSTIC JOURNEY and MILES BEYOND (Autumn Light Productions),
Echoes's January CD of the Month.
DAVID PRITCHARD: STRING DRIVEN THING
David Pritchard is one of those guitarists who thought, if one
guitar is good, four or five would be great. Since his 1990 album,
AIR PATTERNS, Pritchard has been creating minimalist inspired
works of melodic beauty for multiple acoustic guitars. Deceptively
complex, Pritchard creates intricate melodic that he deploys among
multiple guitars. In Pasadena, David Pritchard talks about his
compositions, his latest CD VELOCITY (Molecular Music) and his
musicians reveal how difficult they are to play.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH WILLIAM EATON
William Eaton brings his exotic stringed instruments, like the
Lyre-Harp guitar, to Echoes, playing his music live. On his latest
album, SPARKS AND EMBERS (Canyon Records), Eaton deploys his instruments
in an exotic world chamber fusion that draws its rhythms from
the middle east and Africa, it's melodies from India and Appalachia
and its atmosphere right out of the desert southwest where the
William Eaton Ensemble lives. With percussionist Will Clipman,
flutist Claudia Tulip, and violinist Allen Ames, Eaton weaves
global themes with Native accents live on Echoes.
AMERICAN LANDSCAPES: AN ECHOES JULY FOURTH CELEBRATION
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH BELA FLECK AND EDGAR MEYER.
Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer are proponents of a sound that might
be called Classical Americana. Edgar Meyer is a recipient of a
MacArthur "Genius" grant for his virtuoso bass playing
and rich compositions for orchestra. He's been on Echoes playing
with the Appalachian Waltz trio of Mark O'Connor and Yo-Yo Ma
and with violinist Joshua Bell. Bela Fleck is a virtuoso banjo
picker whose fiery technique is at the base of a true fusion music,
spanning genres from bluegrass to jazz to classical. The two musicians
recently released Music for Two (Sony Classical). Bela Fleck and
Edgar Meyer come into the Echoes Living Room for a special July
Fourth performance of Classical Americana music.
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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