Sunday, April 21, 2019

Pianist, Composer Sérgio Mendes Presents: “Magic”

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/35175109" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] Maestro Sérgio Mendes could not have named this album any differently; this is pure magic, enchantment and creativity. Magic is...

Cristina Morrison: I Love

Exceptional musicians are part of this interesting and loving project, creating a profound mix of rhythms where the interpretation of each band member contributes...

The Melodic Whispers of Cristina Braga’s Samba and Jazz

The prestigious harpist Cristina Braga brings us another of her great works. Samba, Jazz and Love is her new album where she demonstrates, one more time, her talent and commitment to Brazilian music. She puts music’s soul into her harp interpretation...

Shankar Tucker: Filament

Anyone living in an Indian city, or in any electrified Indian village; and almost anyone living in a city across the world – from...
Hazelrigg Brothers: Songs We Like

Hazelrigg Brothers Present: Songs We Like

There are many ways to pay homage to icons of music, but one that manages to convey their deeply personal impact on your own...

Bach Transcriptions: Johann Sebastian Bach – Katona Twins

The magic of these works composed, for sure, for lute-harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach supersedes all of the controversy and fallacious theory that Bach indeed wrote music for the lute or with the lute in mind. Although several lutes—among other instruments—were found in Bach’s home after...
Terell Stafford and Dick Oats - Luck Be A Lady - A Tribute to Frank

Terell Stafford and Dick Oatts: Luck Be A Lady – A Tribute to Frank

However you may choose to regard this disc – as an extended extended-play or as a very short CD – the effect of listening...

Che Puro Ciel: The Rise of Classical Opera

The minor revolt that brought back opera seria, reviving and recalling epic Greek drama, its incumbent sense of theatre—complete with the finery of its costumes, stage settings and art direction—as well as belle canto did not begin until early in the 18th Century...
Anja Lechner | Pablo Márquez: Franz Schubert - Die Nacht

Anja Lechner | Pablo Márquez: Franz Schubert – Die Nacht

Franz Schubert: Nacht und Träume, Die Nacht, Der Leiermann, Fischerweise, Meeresstille, Romanze aus Rosamunde, Sonata in a-Moll “Arpeggione”; Friedrich Burgmüller: Nocturne Nr. 1-3. Anja...

Romulo Larrea Tango Ensemble at Flato Markham Theatre

Romulo Larrea Tango Ensemble - Tangos: From Gardel to Piazzolla Photographs by Atael Weissman On the evening of March 8, 2013, Romulo Larrea and his acclaimed...

¡Oye Frank! A Latin Jazz Tribute to Frank Sinatra

There is absolutely precedent for Frank Sinatra, to be represented in every part of the musical topography – from New York to Bogotá and...
New Caracas: Nos

New Caracas: Nos

That music this beautiful and life-affirming can arise from the death-defying Venezuelan consciousness of principal songwriter Luis D’Elias and this group New Caracas comprising...

Jayme Stone: The Other Side of Air

The banjo in any other idiom of music—other than bluegrass, or country and western, that is—is such a novelty that the numbers of practitioners in the idiom of jazz, for instance, can be counted on the fingers of two hands; and good players on the fingers of just one hand...

Chico & Rita – Animated movie by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal

Chico & Rita is the story of many artists whose days of glory faded in the past and slowly fell into oblivion. It is...
Abelita Mateus: Vivenda

Abelita Mateus Presents: Vivenda

The untranslatable saudades is at the heart of the ineffably beautiful and beckoning heart of this music by the pianist and vocalist Abelita Mateus....

Ogguere: Solar

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/59542057" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] The celebratory nature of Ogguere’s record, Solar is palpable almost from the first bars of “Tu Chocolate Caliente”....
Antonio Adolfo Orquestra Atlântica: Encontros

Antonio Adolfo Orquestra Atlântica: Encontros

At last the renowned Brasilian musician Antonio Adolfo, pianist and pedagogue has followed esteemed fellow-Brasilians Moacir Santos, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal and Mario...

La República Offers an Elegant Fiesta

Explosion of Latin taste and enjoyment is what La República brings us with his new album “Fiesta Elegante”. Led by the brilliant composer, arranger and pianist Juancho Valencia, this work is the sound of many lands and regions including the Caribbean coast...

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,...

Mark Murphy: Slip Away

Mark Murphy (no, not the late, iconic jazz singer) is not likely to be under the radar for much longer. Not if this recording,...

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