Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of October 18-22, 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.
JAN GARBAREK: STILL DREAMING Speaking from the famous Rainbow Studios in Oslo, where he
cut many of his most influential recordings, Jan Garbarek talks
about his latest album IN PRAISE OF DREAMS (ECM), a deep, smoldering
meditation that's part hymn, part lament, and part Parisian café.
Garbarek reflects on his poetic imagery, references to an earlier
style of jazz, and the art of dreaming.
JONATHAN ELIAS: AMERICA'S LOST SOUL Jonathan Elias caused a buzz a few years ago with his global
hymn for peace, THE PRAYER CYCLE. While working on Prayer Cycle
2, 9-11 and its aftermath happened and Elias took a break to look
out across the American landscape instead of the global village.
The result is a haunting tone poem called AMERICAN RIVER. With
recitations from the late Johnny Cash, Emmy Lou Harris and Kris
Kristofferson along with performances from some of country &
western's best instrumentalists, he orchestrates a landscape that's
as much Cosmic as Country and Copland, searching for the lost
soul of America.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH KAKI KING In 2003, New York based guitarist Kaki King dazzled a lot
of listeners with her two-handed tapping techniques and ferocious
finger-style playing. The scary thing is, she's gotten even better
since then. She's just put out her second release, LEGS TO MAKE
US LONGER (Epic), an album of all original tunes that highlights
her technique and a gift for elliptical melodies. Kaki King comes
into the Echoes Living Room to play her music live.
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
Echoes Programs for the week of October 18-22,
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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