Sunday, August 18, 2019

Idan Raichel-Vieux Farka Touré: The Touré-Raichel Collective

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/155270306" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] As part of the World Music Concert Series, Idan Raichel & Vieux Farka Touré: The Touré-Raichel Collective perform...

Cuñao: Sangre y Arena

Blood and Sand is how this title translates into English; couple that with the fact that my copy of the disc has no notes...

Kelly Thoma: 7 Fish

Kelly Thoma must love her lyra and its ability to bend pitches and play multiple ones, because the music she writes and arranges for...

Márcio Faraco: Cajueiro

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/161296097" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] Taking the Brasilian out of Brasil is sometimes possible, but try taking the Brasil out of the Brasilian...
Simon Thacker & Justyna Jablonska - Karmana

Simon Thacker & Justyna Jablonska: Karmana

Even if Simon Thacker never makes another record ever, his reputation will rest on Karmana a flawless creation by the great Scottish guitarist. For...

Njacko Backo & Kalimba Kalimba: Ici bas rien n’est impossible

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/102197715" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] On the rather brightly coloured record Ici bas rien n’est impossible by the Cameroon-born Canada-based griot Njacko Backo,...

Beethoven: Complete Works for violoncello & piano

Ludwig Beethoven: Complete Works for violoncello & piano: Jean-Guihen Queyras: cello; Alexander Melnikov: piano Beethoven’s first two sonatas for violoncello and piano Opus 5 No....

Monsieur Doumani: Sikoses

Demettris Yiasemides, Angelos Ionas and Antonis Antoniou, collectively Monsieur Doumani, have put together a diverse programme with some thought, though personal connections predominate –...

Yuri Juárez: Guitar Sapiens

Guitar Sapiens is, without a doubt, the most ambitious project undertaken by the prodigiously talented Peruvian composer and guitarist, Yuri Juárez. Everything about it...
Bossacucanova - The Best Of...

Bossacucanova Presents: The Best Of…

This compilation Bossacucanova - The Best of… is a well-deserved survey of repertoire culled from four albums by a young contemporary Brasilian ensemble that...
Joe Caro & The Met Band: Every Dog Has His Day

Joe Caro & The Met Band: Every Dog Has His Day

The core of this heavyweight, bluesy band comes from Joe Caro, who is surely at the height of his wild and wailing guitar and...
Antonio Arnedo | Benjamim Taubkin: Fronteiras Imaginárias (Colômbia Brasil)

Antonio Arnedo, Benjamim Taubkin: Fronteiras Imaginárias (Colômbia Brasil)

Antonio Arnedo, the saxophonist, known best for his floating lines reminiscent of magical soundscapes describing the porro, currulao, bambuco and contrapunteo forms of his...
Eliane Rodrigues - Frédéric Chopin Notturno

Eliane Rodrigues: Notturno

Frédéric Chopin: Disc One: Nocturnes 1 to 11 (Op 9 No 1 - 3, Op 15 No 1 - 3, Op 27 No 1...

Sofia Vitória & Luís Figueiredo: Palavra de Mulher

The legendary troubadour of Brazil, Chico Buarque de Hollanda appears to have been somewhat of a polarizing figure, even in the Musica Popular Brasileira movement (MPB), whose ramparts he bestrode like the proverbial Colossus. This in terms of sheer output...
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...

Alune Wade & Harold López-Nussa: Havana-Paris-Dakar

There really is no telling what the truly magnificent pianist Harold López-Nussa will come up. He has participated in some of the most remarkable...

Yamandú Costa e Hamilton de Holanda – Live

This 2008 concert, recorded in Saõ Paulo is steeped in the gorgeous emotions of saudade—so steeped in it that it is impossible not to...

The Sensuous Beauty Of The Brasilian Voice

How sweet are Brasilian voices to the ear. How sweet they are to heart and soul. It’s not as if the voices of vocalists...
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...

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:...

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