Echoes Playlist

August 18-22, 2003

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.

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Monday 08/18/03
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.

Tuesday 08/19/03
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.

Thursday 08/21/03
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 journey.

Friday 08/22/03
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

 Monday 8/18/03

Tuesday 8/19/03

Wednesday 8/20/03

Thursday 8/21/03

Friday 8/22/03






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