Monday, August 20, 2018
El Naán: La Danza de las Semillas

El Naán: La Danza de las Semillas

The title of this remarkable album La Danza de las Semillas by El Naán is both a metaphor and an extended allegory. The...
Hugo Fattoruso: Y Barrio Opa

Hugo Fattoruso Y Barrio Opa

Whether it is from the being a part of the group that accompanied the Maestro Chico Buarque on his legendary Ao Vivo le Zenith...
Alexandra Jackson - Legacy and Alchemy

Alexandra Jackson: Legacy & Alchemy

There are many ways for Americans to make Brasilian albums – many by singing in Brasilian-inflected Portuguese, sung phonetically, and not always convincingly –...
Jane Antonia Cornish: Constellations

Jane Antonia Cornish: Constellations

Jane Antonia Cornish: 1: Constellations I; 2: Lux; 3: Beyond the Sky; 4: Wave Cycles; 5: Constellations II. Vicky Chow: pf (1, 2, 4,...
Miloš Katani?: The Breath

Miloš Katanic: The Breath

Tauan Gonzalez Sposito: Ananke; Antonio Correa: Wind 1A; Robert Moran: Miami City Slink; Fisches Nachtgesang; Philip Glass, Robert Moran: Modern Love Waltz; Anthony Fiumara:...
Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba: Routes

Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba: Routes

There can be no doubt that once the great ethnomusicologist Verna Gillis really introduced the world to African music, the celebrated genius, Youssou N'Dour...
Elaine Rodrigues: Claude Debussy - Reflets

Elaine Rodrigues: Claude Debussy Reflets

Claude Debussy - Suite Bergamasque; Ballade; Pour le Piano; Arabesque; Images Book 1; Images Book 2 Elaine Rodrigues: pf Elaine Rodrigues plays Claude Debussy the...
Eleanor Dubinsky: Soft Spot of My Heart

Eleanor Dubinsky: Soft Spot of My Heart

To be, even an accomplished linguist – as Eleanor Dubinsky clearly is – does not qualify one to be able to sing and emote...
Harpistically Yours, Chopin - Coline-Marie Orliac

Coline-Marie Orliac: Harpistically Yours, Chopin

Frédéric Chopin - Etude, Op. 25, No. 1; Ballade, Op. 23, No. 1; Nocturne, Op. 55, No. 1; Nocturne, Op. 55, No. 2. Songs:...
Steinar Aadnekvam - Freedoms Trio II

Steinar Aadnekvam: Freedoms Trio II

When you need tranquility, but only up to a point it’s time to tune into Steinar Aadnekvam and his trio. The Bergen, Norway-born guitarist...
Edu Passeto and Gui Tavares: Noite que Brincou de Lua

Edu Passeto and Gui Tavares: Noite Que Brincou De Lua

Elan, intelligence and passionate engagement: vocalists and guitarists Edu Passeto and Gui Tavares bring all this out in these exemplary performances on Noite que...
Juan Andrés Ospina Big Band: Tramontana

Juan Andrés Ospina Big Band: Tramontana

Juan Andrés Ospina enriches music in incalculable ways. First there is his attractive way with melody, which he enriches with the kind of flirtatious...
Edu Leal e a Conjuntura: Livre

Edu Leal e a Conjuntura: Livre

The structural plan of this recording entitled Livre by Edu Leal and the group of musicians who accompany him on this quest is about...

David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana: Conversation of the Birds

David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana’s 2018 release Conversation of the Birds invites the listener to journey back into fabled countryside, gliding mellifluously through a musical topography...
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...

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