Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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...
Will Duchon: La Vasle

Will Duchon Presents: La Valse

Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61: I. Modéré - Très franc - II. Assez lent - III. Assez animé - IV....

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...

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...
Dover Quartet: The Curtis Session

Dover Quartet: The Curtis Session

Eric Sessler - Dreams from Life Awake I: Reverberation-Exploration-Flow; Dreams from Life Awake II: Tenderness-Love-Warmth; Dreams from Life Awake III Evolution-Growth-Transformation; Dreams from Life...
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...

Gino Sitson: Echo Chamber

Every song tells a story on Echo Chamber by the inimitable Gino Sitson. Although he is multi-lingual, Mr Sitson sings his stories – in...

Craig Hartley’s Books on Tape

Books on Tape, Vol.1 is Craig Hartley’s debut recording, a work that expresses his viewpoint about music from a wide range of rhythms, not only in different kinds of jazz styles but also experimental, classical, rock and avant-garde genres...
Holly Roadfeldt: The Preludes Project

Holly Roadfeldt: The Preludes Project

Chopin: Preludes Op. 28; O’Riordan: Twenty-six Preludes for Piano. Holly Roadfeldt: pf Chopin’s 24 Preludes Opus 28. fall into his later period, composed in 1838...

Personae: Beth Levin

Robert Schumann Davidsbündlertänze (Pp. 6); Anders Eliasson Disegno 2 for piano; Frédéric Chopin Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor (Op. 35) - Beth Levin:...

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Qawwal and Party: Shahen-Shah

The six selections recorded in 1998 constitute one of the classic dates that Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan had in the RealWorld Studios. In fact...

Steinar Aadnekvam: Freedoms Trio with Rubem Farias & Deodato Siquir

It’s not news when a European instrumentalist and composer is seduced by the charms of music from other realms and cultures. That’s been happening...
Black Uhuru: As the World Turns

Black Uhuru: As the World Turns

One of the most iconic bands to emerge in the inebriating puff of reggae was Black Uhuru, which began when Derrick “Duckie” Simpson combined...

Gabriel Palatchi Band: Caja Musical

"Caja Musical" is a veritable panoply of celebratory music. The entire recording is deeply rooted in the folkloric music principally of Argentina, but cuts a rather large swathe through surrounding countries. It is no surprise also that it pays homage...

Eliades Ochoa & Alma Latina: Guajira +Mas Guajira

Those aficionados who come to this disc expecting it to be one in which the maestro Eliades Ochoa is the main attraction are likely...

Carol Saboya, Antonio Adolfo, Hendrik Meurkens: Copa Village

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/188899586" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] The concept of a kind of Rio de Janeiro/ New York mash-up—Copa Village—as it is called might not...
Gene Pritzker Eclectic Music - Extravaganza

EMX: Eclectic Music Extravaganza

Gene Pritsker: 1: Suite No. 1 - I. I. Prelude; II. Fugue 10/8; III. Air Everywhere; IV. Postlude; 5: Circus Dreaming Rag (from "Three...
Bailo Bah & Sylvain Leroux - Fula Flute III

Bailo Bah & Sylvain Leroux: Fula Flute III

The album Fula Flute III is the explosive 2016 release from Engine Studios and features a duet between the great Guinean tambin master Bailo...
Sofia Vitória & José Peixoto: Belo Manto: Música para Poesia Luso-Árabe e Poesia Medieval Portuguesa

José Peixoto | Sofia Vitória: Belo Manto

Música para Poesia Luso-Árabe e Poesia Medieval Portuguesa If it is no exaggeration to say that what we presumptuously call “Western” culture is owed in...
Beth Levin: Bright Circle

Beth Levin: Bright Circle

Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata No.20, D 959; Johannes Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24; David Del Tredici: Ode to...

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