Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of November 24-28, 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.
IAN BODDY & MARK SHREEVE: WELDING THE ANALOG ARC Ian Boddy and Mark Shreeve are now the grand old men of English
space music. Since the late 1970s, Ian Boddy has released dozens
of solo recordings. Mark Shreeve came along a few years later,
but has several solo albums to his credit as well as a pack of
CDs with his group, Redshift. The pair also record as a duo called
Arc and they have a new CD out, BLAZE (DiN Records). In Mark Shreeve's
London studio, the duo talk about creating retro space music in
the modern world.
BURNING SKY'S MUSIC FROM THE MESA Burning Sky is the longtime Native American group creating
a chamber sound based around the flutes of Kelvin Mockingbird
and the guitar of Aaron White. They've just released a new CD,
A SIMPLE MAN (Canyon Records) that extends their sound. In Phoenix,
we travel from the workshop of Aaron White, where he carves Native
American flutes, to the studios of Canyon Records where Burning
Sky talks about flute dreams and Native visions.
AN ECHOES THANKSGIVING
A GUITAR HARVEST While everyone is harvesting corn and wheat, Echoes will harvest
guitars for a pair of special Echoes Living Room Concerts for
In Hour One
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH WILLIAM EATON William Eaton is a guitarist and guitar luthier who has invented
several stringed instruments that not only have an amazing sound,
but are works of visual art. He's created hybrid instruments like
the Koto-harp Guitar, 26-String guitar and the 31 stringed, O'ele'n
Strings and the Lyre-Harp Guitar. They all look like lost artifacts
of a highly evolved alien culture. Eaton deploys his instruments
in an exotic world chamber fusion that draws its rhythms from
the middle east and Africa, its melodies from India and Appalachia
and its atmosphere right out of the desert southwest where Eaton
lives. He's recorded albums with Native flute icon R. Carlos Nakai
and has several solo CDs on the Canyon label. His latest is a
double CD called SPARKS & EMBERS. In this concert for an Echoes
Thanksgiving, Eaton brings together his group, including percussionist
Will Clipman, flutist Claudia Tulip, and violinist Allen Ames,
weaving global themes with Native accents, a music that can draw
a lineage to the first Thanksgiving dinner.
In Hour Two
A GUITAR HARVEST WITH DAVID CULLEN, GARY LUCAS, DAVID PATTERSON
AND BENJAMIN VERDERY These four artists appear on a new double CD, GUITAR HARVEST,
a collection of guitar virtuosos. We'll hear short sets from four
artists on that disc including David Cullen, longtime William
Ackerman accompanist with several solo albums to his credit. Gary
Lucas started in Captain Beefheart's Magic Band and went on to
write for Jeff Buckley among others. David Patterson is founder
of the New World Guitar Trio. Benjamin Verdery has recorded in
a duo with Craig Peyton and has several solo albums to his name.
We'll hear their variations on an instrument that has defined
American music since there was an America, the acoustic guitar,
as well as one electric direction.
JAMMIN' WITH JAIRAMJI Jairamji is the name taken by English musician Charlie Roscoe
to release his ethno-ambient soundscapes. He merges eastern tonalities,
Native American flute and finger-picking guitar styles along with
rhythm loops and computer samples on his debut CD, KINDRED SPIRITS
(Dakini Records). In the countryside of western England, Jairamji
and his partner, flute player Andreas Kornevall, talk about music
that begins on acoustic guitar and flute and ends in virtual space.
Echoes Programs for the week of November 24-28,
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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