Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Jason Kao Hwang: Voice

Lifelines: Music by Jason Kao Hwang; Poetry by Lester Afflick, Patricia Spears Jones and Davida Singer. Musicians: Deanna Relyea: voice, Piotr Michalowski: sopranino saxophone,...

Eli Tamar: Laudato Si

Stabat Mater Dolorosa: Antonio Vivaldi; O Quam Tristis Et Afflicta: Tommaso Traetta; Quae Moerebat Et Dolebat: Luigi Boccherini; Quis Est Homo Qui Non Fleret:...

Berta Rojas – Salsa Roja

If the renaissance of modern guitar playing began with the Spaniard, Andrés Segovia and continued under such luminaries as Agustín Pío Barrios of Paraguay, the Brasilian Laurindo Almeida and the Englishman, Julian Bream, it is now being well-served by a group of fine instrumentalists such as...

La Voz de Tres: Sueños y Delirios

It might be interesting to know how many thousands of notes Mike Eckroth plays at any given time. Each of the ten works calls...

Gene Pritsker: Manhattan in Charcoal

Manhattan in Charcoal: A Chamber Opera Composed by Gene Pritsker; Libretto by Jacob Miller Vocals: Jacob Miller - Narrator/Poet; Charles Coleman –bar: Artist; Lynn Norris...

Everton “Pablo” Paul and La Academia: Remembrance

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/172355578" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] The African-Caribbean music of Robert Nesta Marley is so unique and left such a lasting impression on his...

Focus On Flamenco at Aga Khan Museum

On Friday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 3rd, I had the opportunity and the pleasure of attending two mesmerizing performances that took place at...
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...
Zucchero Presents Black Cat

Zucchero Presents New Album: Black Cat

Zucchero presents his November 2016 recording (released in the US in February 2017) entitled Black Cat. This is a mega project that features the...
Angela Hewitt: At the Heart of Bach’s Keyboard

Angela Hewitt: At the Heart of Bach

As long as musicians such as Keith Jarrett play and record Johann Sebastian Bach’s most frequently performed keyboard (harpsichord) works on the harpsichord there...
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...
Emilio Solla - TribuTango

Emilio Solla Presents: TribuTango

Editor's Pick · Album of the Month · This disc is aptly titled: TribuTango is a glorious bouquet of music made in gratitude to one...

Nando Michelin: Juana de America

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/174329297" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] The Uruguayan poet Juana de America was one of the major poets to come out of South America....

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...

Adam Rudolph & Go: Organic Orchestra – Sonic Mandala

This recording of Adam Rudolph’s Sonic Mandala with the Go: Organic Orchestra is an iconic one. It is probably Adam Rudolph’s most important opus to date: symphonic in scope from its very micro aspects to its macro ones. In it Mr. Rudolph seeks to and successfully expands the textures and timbres of...

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840—1893) Piano Concertos 1 & 2

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840—1893) Piano Concertos 1 & 2 – Simon Trpceski: piano; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra: Vasily Patrenko: conductor Nikolai Rubenstein, to whom Tchaikovsky...
Sofía Rei: El Gavilán

Sofía Rei Presents: El Gavilán

The word “ethereal” is often used to describe poetry and/or music that is particularly otherworldly. But rarely does one come across a volume of...

Tobias Grim: Brazil Lines

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156283689" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] The reputation of guitarist Tobias Grim, despite the possibility of having a folkloric Swedish repertoire will rest largely...
Samuel Pompeo Quinteto: Que Descaída

Samuel Pompeo Quinteto: Que Descaída

Anyone who doubts that all modern music in the Americas came from the erstwhile "Americanised" African slaves who wrenched from their home country and...

Terakaft: Alone

Two Tuareg musicians and guitarists, Liya ag Ablil (aka Diara) and Sanou ag Ahmed, two Frenchmen, Andrew Sudhibhasilp and Nicholas Grupp, on bass and...

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