Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of August 18-22, 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.
MIKE OLDFIELD TUBULAR BELLS RETURN It was 30 years ago that Mike Oldfield released his epic work,
Tubular Bells. A single composition taking up two sides with
virtually all the instruments played by Oldfield, it was a stunning
work of the imagination. And Oldfield was only 20 when it was
released. Now Oldfield has gone back and re-recorded the entire
work, almost note-for note on Tubular Bells 2003. In Mike Oldfield's
studio, we go back to the creation of the original Tubular Bells
and hear its rebirth on the 30th anniversary.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH JAIRAMJI Jairamji is Charlie Roscoe and early in 2003 he released Kindred
Spirits (Dakini), an album of entrancing ambient-ethno music.
Although he's a gifted guitar player and had live Native flute
performed by Andreas Kornevall, it's an album that was largely
constructed in the studio and on computers. So imagine our surprise
when we visited Charlie Roscoe on a farm in the English countryside
outside of Bristol and he was set up to play live on Echoes, with
not a computer or synthesizer in sight. Instead, Roscoe and Kornevall
created a set of gorgeous new pastoral works for acoustic guitar
and Native flutes.
ALEX DE GRASSI GOES AMERICANA Alex De Grassi is one of the icons of finger-style guitar.
Since the Bay Area musician debuted on Windham Hill Records in
1978 with TURNING: TURNING BACK he has been fueling the finger-style
guitar renaissance, which is still happening. But on his new CD,
NOW AND THEN: FOLK SONGS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY (Tropo/33rd Street
Records), he goes deep into his childhood roots, resurrecting
folk songs from the early years of America. He plays tunes like
"Swing Low Sweet Chariot" and "Oh Susanna"
true to their melodies, before igniting them with his distinctive
brand of guitar work. Alex De Grassi talks about his Americana
SAVAE: ANCIENT VOICES, LOST ECHOES In the heart of San Antonio a group of singers has been unearthing
ancient hymns and songs drawn from Judeo-Christian traditions
around the world. Among their CDs are NATIVE ANGELS EL MILAGRO
DE GUADALUPE (Talking Taco Records), and their latest, ANCIENT
ECHOES. They're called SAVAE [SAH-vay], the San Antonio Vocal
Arts Ensemble. They sing in Aramaic, Arabic, and Hebrew, creating
a sound both ancient and timeless. We travel to San Antonio where
SAVAE talks about their heavenly sound.
Echoes Programs for the week of August 18-22, 2003
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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