Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of December 13-17, 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 WEEK
LISTENER POLL RESULTS
The ballots have been cast and tabulated. Now it's time to hear
the albums of the Echoes soundscape that reverberated most deeply
with our listeners. We'll hear their Top 25 for 2004.
ADRIAN LEGG: CHURCH HYMNS AND FLAGELLATED GUITAR
Adrian Legg is a guitarist's guitarist. As John Diliberto wrote
in the liner notes of Legg's new CD, INHERITANCE (Favored Nations
Acoustic), "Adrian Legg can bring you to tears with the sweetest
melancholy melody played out in a filigree of finger-picking intricacy,
leaving one gasping for air at the rarefied beauty of it all.
But he can just as easily pluck and twang in a virtuoso display,
bending notes in a drunkenly delirious slur of lines that slip
and slide like Jim Carey at a taffy pull." Legg talks about
his pan-roots approach to modern guitar playing.
JEFF BEAL & NAWANG KHECHOG: SCORING TIBETAN TRAGEDY
TIBET: CRY OF THE SNOW LION is the critically acclaimed documentary
about the plight of Tibet, filmed over the course of ten years
by director Tom Peosay. Scoring his horrific tale is film composer
Jeff Beal and Tibetan exile, former monk and flutist, Nawang Khechog.
Together they create a haunting score that borrows from the sounds
of the Himalayas with Tibetan horns, flutes, chants and percussion,
but arranged into an emotional underscore. Jeff Beal, Nawang Khechog
and Tom Peosay talk about their Tibetan odyssey.
CLARA & JEAN-LUC PONTY: RUNS IN THE FAMILY
Jean-Luc Ponty is the world renowned French violinist who was
an icon of jazz-fusion in the 1970s and 80s. In addition to stints
with Frank Zappa, The Mahavishnu Orchestra and dozens of his own
recordings, he also had some children, among them, pianist Clara
Ponty. She's just released her first album in five years. It's
called MIRROR OF TRUTH (JLP Productions) and marks the first time
the father and daughter have recorded together. We gather the
two musicians together where they talk of a youthful prodigy and
a woman who is finding her own musical voice.
Echoes Programs for the week
of December 13-17, 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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