Guitarist Terje Rypdal is an incendiary and influential figure among electric guitarists. Recording for ECM records since 1971, he’s blazed a trail noted for his tone bending colors and free improvisation. We celebrate his 70th birthday in the Echoes Podcast.
Daniel Voth is a two-handed tapping finger-style wizard but with a composer’s sense of arrangement and melody. His album, Trancendance is the Echoes March CD of the Month. Hear John Diliberto’s review with music.
Djam Karet are a now venerable American progressive rock group that doesn’t sound venerable at all. They’ve just released one of their best albums, Sonic Celluloid and they talk about it in the Echoes Podcast.
World fusion took on classical dimensions when Yo-Yo Ma formed his acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble. He brought together musicians and composers from around the world to create a new dialogue in a hybrid cultural sound. We talk with Ma and other members of the ensemble.