Echoes Playlist

December 22-26, 2003

Following is a listing of the musical selections airing on Echoes for the week of December 22-26, 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.

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Monday 12/22/03
Echoes greets the longest night of the year with a Winter's Solstice Celebration. With not a carol in earshot, we paint a winter's landscape in sound, pristine and serene. Includes music from Windham Hill Winter Solstice collections, the Celtic/Scandinavian/German group, Norland Wind, and Monk's HOW LIKE A WINTER.

Wednesday 12/24/03
WITH Philip Aaberg, Barbara Higbie, The Mediaeval Baebes, and Vince Redhouse.

Sonic Seasonings is two hours of seasonal songs like you've never heard them before and new compositions that evoke the mood and atmosphere of the season, all recorded live in living rooms from London to Tucson. Pull up a chair with John Diliberto for some intimate music for a winters eve.

This year on Sonic Seasonings, The Mediaeval Baebes bring their medieval plainsong, intoning the chants and carols of their new album, MISTLETOE & WINE in their home in London.

In Tucson, Arizona, Navajo Native flute player Vince Redhouse creates desert fantasies on Christmas themes with Native American flute, acoustic guitars and percussion.

Two musicians long associated with Windham hill Records and their Winter's Solstice series invite us into their living rooms. From Montana, Grammy-nominated pianist Philip Aaberg comes to the Echoes living room. He performs a mix of evocative originals and seasonal favorites from his album Christmas, inspired by the vast winter landscapes of his Montana home.

And in San Francisco's East Bay, Barbara Higbie becomes a chamber folk ensemble playing piano, Celtic harp and fiddle along with guitarist Nina Gerber.

Thursday 12/25/03
The perfect music for digesting that Christmas dinner. We'll hear evocative and inventive renditions of Christmas favorites from artists who are staples of the Echoes soundscape, including new seasonal collections from The Angels of Venice, Peter Kater and the new A Windham Hill Christmas 2.

Friday 12/26/03
Pianist and composer Harold Budd plays a solo concert live on Echoes. Budd was in on the ground floor of ambient music, recording on Brian Eno's Obscure label and releasing AMBIENT 2: PLATEAUX OF MIRROR. On Budd's new album, LA BELLA VISTA (Shout Factory Records) he teams up with his old cohort, producer Daniel Lanois, for a series of solo piano meditations. We'll hear him recreate the experience in a spontaneous performance live on Echoes.

*denotes compilation

Echoes Programs for the week of December 22-26, 2003

 Monday 12/22/03

Tuesday 12/23/03

Wednesday 12/24/03

Thursday 12/25/03

Friday 12/26/03






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