Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of August 23-27, 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 LANTERNA Lanterna is Henry Frayne, a guitarist from Champaign, Illinois
who creates an evocative, haunting sound based in the twang of
surf guitar fed through delays and reverb. His album, HIGHWAYS
(Bad Man) was Echoes CD of the Month for March. Henry Frayne
visits Echoes, where he plugs in his guitar and creates ambient
renditions of an Americana of the imagination.
JEFF OSTER: GABRIEL'S ECHOES By day, Alameda-based trumpeter Jeff Oster works in stocks.
By night he works in a funk band and in the ambient glimmer of
the morning he makes ambient based, pastoral tone poems. Oster
is one of the few trumpeters working in ambient terrain and he
got people like Windham Hill founder and guitarist Will Ackerman
to produce and artists like Philip Aaberg, Michael Manring and
Happy Rhodes to perform on his solo debut EP At Last (Retso Records).
We hear Oster talk about getting down, trading up and chilling
BELA FLECK & EDGAR MEYER: CLASSICAL AMERICANA Bela Fleck is the virtuoso banjo picker who cut his fingers
on bluegrass, but who now bends his strings to sounds from across
music genres. For several years he's worked with bassist and
composer Edgar Meyer, a classical musician with a country bent.
They recently got together on the live CD, MUSIC FOR TWO (Sony
Classical), a rollicking set of classical vignettes and their
own originals that range from expansive impressionistic works
like "Palmyra" to finger-flying workouts like "Bug
Tussle." The two musicians talk about their unique take
on a classical americana.
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.
Echoes Programs for the week of August 23-27, 2004
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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