Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Maria João Pires Plays Beethoven Concertos 3 & 4

This album of concerti 3 and 4 is a profound recording. It creates a palimpsest of Beethoven’s creative mindset during the last years when he had his sense of hearing and could perform his work. His earliest concerti were distinctly eighteenth works...

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...

Laura Dreyer: Vida. Arte. Amor.

Every once and awhile an artist comes around to surprise everyone with the proficiency in an idiom naturally foreign to him or her. The...

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828) – Late Piano Sonatas

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828) - Late Piano Sonatas D 784, 958, 959 and 960– Paul Lewis: pianoforte Schubert’s last three piano sonatas–958 (no. 19),...

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...

Mente Clara: Forrozêra

Musicians with a passion for Brasilian music soon rather than later discover Hermeto Pascoal and fall under the spell of “Bruxo”, the “Sorcerer”. But...
Ricardo Silveira & John Leftwich - Cosmos

Ricardo Silveira & John Leftwich: Cosmos

Put a classical guitar in the hands of Ricardo Silveira, a bass violin in John Leftwich’s, a flute – any flute – to Hubert...

How To Fall In Love With Ayelet Rose Gottlieb (All Over Again)!

Listen to not one, but two of Ayelet Rose Gottlieb's recordings; one featuring her own compositions. There is a swirling wind of mysticism that fills...

Bill Gable: No Straight Lines

At his sublime best, Bill Gable’s recordings are so singular that comparisons with other performances of similar repertoire are not relevant, so much has...
Carla Hassett + Blue

Carla Hassett Presents: + Blue

The Paulista composer, musician and vocalist, Carla Hassett, has a fascinating background. She began writing music at 11 years of age, sang in the...

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...
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 –...
Roberto López - Criollo Elektric

Roberto López: Criollo Electrik

The words, “pure” and “criollo” seem to cancel out each other as each is mutually exclusive. They are not even the same parts of...
Kiran Ahluwalia: 7 Billion

Kiran Ahluwalia: 7 Billion

Kiran Ahluwalia occupies a very special place in the vocal music of the Indian subcontinent. Her chameleonic versatility enables her to move seamlessly between...

Rhythm of the Heart, Raquel Bitton’s Tribute to Tino Rossi

It is not easy at all to interpret legends and musical icons like Edith Piaf, but Raquel Bitton has done it in a respectful and wonderful way. Continuing with the tribute to the most important contributors of French singing, Raquel Bitton brings us "Rhythm of the Heart"...
Bianca Rossini - Vento Do Norte

Bianca Rossini Presents: Vento do Norte

Bianca Rossini has an extensive acting repertoire on both television and on large screen. She is also a fine singer and celebrates that part...
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...

Introducing Grand Fatilla’s debut album: Global Shuffle

Before this musical idea was presented formally on different stages, the basic band began as a trio: Mike Rivard (bassist), Matt Glover (electric mandolinist) and Roberto Cassan (accordionist) met up to look into folk music from all over the world...

Sylvain Leroux: Quatuor Créole

The Montreal-based flutist, Sylvain Leroux is a peripatetic traveller. When he is not in Montreal, or Chicago, or New York, he might be in Toronto or Vancouver, heralding the uninitiated into the sound of his tambin, a Fula flute, played by the people of Conakry...

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...

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