Monday, November 18, 2019
Hopes & Dreams: The Lullaby Project

Hopes & Dreams: The Lullaby Project

In one of the most spectacular musical projects since Quincy Jones’ We Are The World a proverbial world of musicians have come together with...

Gustavo Santaolalla: Camino

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156681070" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] To talk about Gustavo Santaolalla is to talk about talent, commitment and love for the traditional sound with...

David Helbock’s Random Control: Think of Two

The Europeans have almost always been adventurous first. After all, it was the Europeans who sailed to the New World and not the other way around. So also with Charlie Parker; it was Boris Vian who was among the first to really appreciate his music...

Carmen Souza: Live at Lagny Jazz Festival

It is fulfilling to attend a Carmen Souza concert just to listen to her breathtaking version of “Donna Lee” alone. However, there is much more to fall in love with than Miles Davis’ chart that Charlie Parker made famous by the singer on Live at Lagny Jazz Festival...
Adam Rudolph Moving Pictures Glare of the Tiger

Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures: Glare of the Tiger

The most significant musics of the world have arisen out of settled, long-standing cultures formed of centred communities. African music is universal because all...

Ricardo Silveira—with Vanessa Rodrigues and Rafael Barata: Organ tRio

It is easy to fall in love with the Ricardo Silveira: Organ tRio. Blame that all on Vanessa Rodrigues. The organist plays softly and...
Sultans of String - Christmas Caravan

Sultans of String Present: Christmas Caravan

To the extent that the feast of Christmas is universally celebrated it would make eminent sense to create a soundtrack for the season –...

Busoni—Late Piano Music: Marc-André Hamelin

Busoni—Late Piano Music—Elegies/Sonatinas/Toccata/Klavierübung (excerpts)/Indianisches Tagbuch/Fantasia after J.S. Bach—Marc-André Hamelin: piano (Hyperion) Ferruccio Busoni might well have been one of the earliest avant-garde composers of the...

Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/32962779" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] Charlie Haden was one of the first to mix the voice of legendary chanteuses in with his famous...

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...

Antonio Adolfo: Tropical Infinito

That Antonio Adolfo should be paying homage to the Jazz side of his music should come as no surprise. Like that great Cuban piano...

Plácido Domingo: Encanto Del Mar

Elan, imagination and passionate engagement: The great Spanish tenor brings it all to his exemplary performance of Encanto del mar, the cycle of Mediterranean...

Romero Lubambo: Só—Brasilian Essence

Solo instrumental performances can be solitary pursuits, but not for Romero Lubambo and here is why. More than most guitarists, Mr. Lubambo has an uncanny knack of being able to sound as if his performance were a sort of chamber orchestra...

Albare’s Thoughts about Humanity

Sensational and delightful could be two of many words to describe Only Human, the new cd by the guitarist Albert Dadon, well known as...
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...

Spanglish Fly: New York Boogaloo

Musicians as disparate in style – Duke Ellington and Cecil Taylor – have insisted that a listener must be compelled to dance to music....

Mamselle Ruiz: Miel de Cactus

In a rather fascinating way, Mamselle Ruiz started writing the Canadian chapter of her musical career right after arriving in Montreal in 2010. Almost immediately, she joined “Les Chemins Invisibles” (Invisible Paths), a fantastic Cirque du Soleil seasonal outdoor show...
Karim Maurice: Odysseus Fantasy

Karim Maurice: Odysseus Fantasy

Karim Maurice: Odysseus Fantasy 1: Circe; 2: Blues for Nobody; 3: Calypso; 4: Weave & Undo; 5: Do Not Open the Aeolus’s...

Sofia Ribeiro: Mar Sonoro

The poetic imagery conjured up by Sofia Ribeiro and her expressions of grief and joy have inspired ten of the most haunting and beautiful...
Duo Beija-Flor: Costas – Works for Guitar and Flute

Duo Beija-Flor: Costas – Works for Guitar and Flute

Manuel de Falla: Siete Cancioñes (I – El Paño Moruno; II – Seguidilla Murciana; III – Asturiana; IV – Jota; V – Nana;...

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