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The Turbans: Presenting The Turbans

The Turbans: Presenting The Turbans

The Turbans, a large England-based ensemble have, in their remarkable music and on this their eponymously entitled recording, created a vast network connecting jazz,...
Frank Wagner: Frank Wagner's Floating Holiday

Frank Wagner: Frank Wagner’s Floating Holiday

There are, after all, many ways to make an uplifting Jazz album, but one that manages to convey its deeply personal sources of inspiration,...
Benji Kaplan: Chorando Sete Cores

Benji Kaplan: Chorando Sete Cores

Benji Kaplan is an American, a New Yorker to be precise, but listening to his music you would never know that. He plays as...
KUNÉ Canada's Global Orchestra: KUNÉ

KUNÉ Canada’s Global Orchestra

Ever since the legendary Jazz trumpeter first coined the phrase “World Music” to describe the new idiom in which he was expressing his music...
Kiran Ahluwalia: 7 Billion

Kiran Ahluwalia: 7 Billion

Kiran Ahluwalia occupies a very special place in the vocal music of the Indian subcontinent. Her chameleonic versatility enables her to move seamlessly between...
Mãe da Lua: Kalibé

Mãe da Lua: Kalibé

That the seemingly oracular Brasilian lyricist and musician Mãe da Lua is in tune with the environment where in the world she may be...
Margaret Herlehy: Rosewood Café

Margaret Herlehy: Rosewood Café

Pé de Moleque, Quebra Queixo, Algadao Doce, Pacoca, Sambossa - Celso Machado; Nachele Tempo - Benedito Lacerda, Pixinguinha & Fabio Oliveira; Choro Negro -...
Martín Loyato: Involution

Martín Loyato: Involution

There was a time in the history of civilisations when global travel was tediously slow, treacherous and conducted only via overland and maritime routes....
Berkeley Choro Ensemble: The View from Here

Berkeley Choro Ensemble: The View from Here

The music called choro has variously been compared with ragtime and other styles that grew out of early New Orleans and with danzón from...
Urban Turban & Shamim - Paradis

Urban Turban & Shamim: Paradis

The rather irreverent Swedish contemporary ensemble, teaming up with the Sufi singer, Shamim Naghedi are propelled from their romp around 1960s and 1970s Sweden...
Sofia Tosello - Lluvia Fué

Sofia Tosello: Lluvia Fué

With the plethora of discs with wonderful music glorifying the tango, it is often tempting to think that the music of Argentina is just...
Mark Applebaum: Speed Dating

Mark Applebaum: Speed Dating

Seven works by Mark Applebaum: Eight analog synthesizers, Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players – Eduard Leandro, cond; Takao Hyakutome, vn; Southern Oregon University Percussion...
Paulo Almeida Quarteto: Parceria

Paulo Almeida Quarteto: Parceria

The spellbinding disc Parceria celebrates an enduring partnership between drummer Paulo Almeida and bassist Bruno Migotto together with pianist Salomão Soares and reeds and...
Achilles Liarmakopoulos & Coline-Marie Orliac: Obvious

Achilles Liarmakopoulos & Coline-Marie Orliac · Obvious

For Ludwig van Beethoven, there was but one way to create art, “Don’t only practice your art,” he said, “But force your way into...
Göran Månsson & Friends: Ol' Jansa

Göran Månsson & Friends: Ol’ Jansa

Apropos of Ol’Jansa by Göran Månsson & Friends, it’s worth recalling that Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles Darwin) once began his quest thus: "Would...
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