Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of November 8-12, 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.
ANJA LECHNER & VASILLIS TSABROPOULOS: MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE
MUSIC In the 1970s, the motto of ECM Records was the most beautiful
sound next to silence. No one has fulfilled that motto more than
Anja Lechner and Vasillis Tsabropoulos with their album CHANTS,
HYMNS AND DANCES (ECM). Lechner is the German cellist with the
Rosamunde Quartet and Greek born Tsabropoulos has several jazz
trio albums out. On their new album, they adapt the music of Armenian
mystic G.I. Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann in a series of serene
improvisations that will have you redefining your concepts of
beauty. We talk to the two musicians about their meeting with
ECHOES NOVEMBER CD OF THE MONTH
ERIK WOLLO: BLUE SKY, RED GUITARS Erik Wollo has been recording since the early 1980s, but his
music just keeps getting more skillfully refined and emotionally
tuned. On his latest CD, he merges the sound of his all-acoustic
GUITAR NOVA CD along with his more recent albums like EMOTIONAL
LANDSCAPES and WIND JOURNEY. The latter was Echoes CD of the month
for September, 2001 and the former would've followed suit if it
hadn't been so soon. On BLUE SKY, RED GUITARS, Wollo layers overlapping
acoustic arpeggios with searing e-bow lines that paint air-brushed
messages in the sky. He also covers two tunes by the German electronic
pioneers, Kraftwerk, "Computerlove" and "In the
Hall of Mirrors." Wollo turns them into instrumental chamber
meditations. BLUE SKY, RED GUITARS is the perfect album to lead
us into winter.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH JONATHAN ELIAS 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 on which
he orchestrates a landscape that's equal parts cosmic, country
and Copland, searching for the lost soul of America. With a trio
of violinist Charlie Bisharat and cellist Cameron Stone, Elias
comes into the Echoes living room to play his often hallucinogenic
Americana tone poems live.
ARYEH FRANKFURTER: CLOGGED FIDDLES & CELTIC HARPS Aryeh Frankfurter is a multi-instrumentalist based in San
Francisco who can whip off world jazz fusion solos on violin or
pluck the most delicate melody on Celtic harp. On his latest album,
AURORA OF THE NORTHERN HARP (Lion Harp), he adapts music for Swedish
cow horn and clogged fiddle to his Celtic strings. In his basement
studio, Aryeh Frankfurter reveals the roots and instruments behind
his exotic sound.
Echoes Programs for the week
of November 8-12, 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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