Thursday, April 2, 2020

Banda Magda Presents: Yerakina

Banda Magda gave notice that a magnificent new group was breaking through. That linear leap has given way to a vertical propelling of Banda Magda into the rarified realm of magical musical sojourns. This also means that its beautiful leader, Magda Giannikou...

Newpoli: Nun Te Vutà

This is the fourth disc by the magnificent ensemble, a group that specialises in repertoire that few other do; not Anonymous 4 or Heinavanker,...

Klaus Mueller: Village Samba

Anyone not having the good fortune of ‘getting hip’ to the work of pianist Klaus Mueller from his many performances both on stage and...

Amanda Martínez with Special Guest Javier Limón at Koerner Hall

It was a magical night for Canadian singer/songwriter Amanda Martínez. During this long-awaited concert at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music's Koerner Hall, followers of...

The Garifuna Collective: Ayó

The uniqueness of the Garifuna Diaspora has resulted in their truly singular cultural anthropology. These are a people who descended from the Arawak and the Caribe peoples, who migrated to the Caribbean and coastal Central America hundreds of years ago...

The Phil Chester Group: Open Door Samba

To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time that the saxophonist Phil Chester has put his music down on record. And...

Martin Loyato: Cinematic Tales

The composer trumpeter, pianist and – now we know – manipulator of a myriad electronic boards, Martin Loyato, has delivered his magnum...

Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, Pandit Taranath: Live in Stockholm 1969

This is a classic recording in every sense of the term. It is a rare performance of Pandit Taranath and Zia Mohiuddin in Sweden....

TriBeCaStaN: Goddess Polka Dottess

Frank Zappa once asked, by way of an album title: Does Humor Belong to Music?. Certainly with his own music the question was always...

Daymé Arocena: Nueva Era

Once you get past the sheen of this package, get past its subtle commercialism and pluck up the courage to put on the disc,...
Eliana Cuevas - Golpes y Flores

Eliana Cuevas Presents: Golpes y Flores

No matter how much a man strives to experience joy in its purest form, he can only do so vicariously because he will never...
Idan Raichel: Piano • Songs

Idan Raichel: Piano • Songs

To share intensely private moments of artistry with audiences small and large is both rare and courageous. Idan Raichel exhibits both on Piano...

Fatoumata Diawara – Fatou

The Malian sensation Fatoumata Diawara is fast making her name around the world. The move to France first got her recognised and now she is one step away from the world. A woman who has near perfect-pitch, Ms. Diawara, like most African singers...
Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo Vice Versa: Viajando Com O Som

Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo Vice Versa: Viajando Com O Som

Every hundred years or so the world receives a rare (a musician, poet, sculptor, painter or dancer) an artist the like of whom the...
andPlay: Playlist

andPlay: Playlist

Ashkan Behzadi - Crescita Plastica; David Bird - Bezier; Apocrypha; Clara Iannotta - Limun andPlay is Maya Bennardo: vn...

Luisa Maita: Fio Da Memória

Luisa Maita is one of the brightest stars in a constellation that has appeared over the skies of Brasil recently. She might be said...
Just Wôan: A Second Chance

Just Wôan Presents: A Second Chance

A Second Chance is the third full-length disc for Just Wôan, the young Cameroun-born Montréalais. With it the composer and multi-instrumentalist clearly establishes himself...
Corina Bartra - Takunde

Corina Bartra: Takunde

It is impossible to over-estimate the importance of the great Peruvian musician and vocalist, Corina Bartra. But many aficionados of South American culture would...
Putumayo-Presents-A-Global-Music-Collection

Putumayo Presents: A World in Music

Putumayo World Music is a New York-based label that has few peers anywhere in the world of music. It single-handedly introduces listeners to music...

Presenting Perry Beekman’s album “So in Love”

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/139893024" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] Perry Beekman is that voice that is not easy to find in the jazz scene. He has in...

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