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.
AN ECHOES WINTER'S SOLSTICE 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.
SONIC SEASONINGS 2003: LIVING ROOM CONCERTS FOR CHRISTMAS
WITH Philip Aaberg, Barbara Higbie, The Mediaeval Baebes, and
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.
CHRISTMAS ECHOES 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.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH HAROLD BUDD 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.
Echoes Programs for the week of December 22-26,
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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