Friday, January 24, 2020

Terceto Kali: Terceto Kali

Not many non-Spanish musicians, especially guitarists, are often brave enough to attempt a performance of Flamenco music, much less commit one to record. The...
Nella - Voy - Photograph by Nina Rodríguez

Nella: Voy

This fascinating disc, Voy, earned Nella the Best New Artist Award at the 2019 Latin Grammys. It’s no wonder that the recording...
Alejandra Torres - Renacer

Alejandra Torres Presents: Renacer

When we last heard of the violinist Alejandra Torres, she was heard supporting the Colombian contrabass guitarist bassist extraordinaire Juan Garcia-Herreros, better known as...

Aaron Comess: Live 2016

The drummer Aaron Comess is chameleonic. He seems to fit in everywhere, playing with Jazz musicians such as Roswell Rudd, and musicians that comprise...

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...

Luisa Maita: Fio Da Memória

Luisa Maita is one of the brightest stars in a constellation that has appeared over the skies of Brasil recently. She might be said...
Pablo Aslan: Contrabajo

Pablo Aslan: Contrabajo

If the world of Argentinean music epitomised by its (Argentina’s) sensual tango was propelled into the future by Alberto Ginastera, Osvaldo Pugliese,...
Idan Raichel: And If You Will Come To Me

Idan Raichel: And If You Will Come To Me

Idan Raichel – once vilified for being on the wrong side of Israeli politics, is, nevertheless, a bona-fide international superstar. His last few recordings,...

Niogi: Landing

It is becoming ever more routine to meld acoustic and electronic instrumentation, so much so that the resultant musical efforts have begun to sound...

Carlos Pavan – Suite del Interior

The beautiful "Suite Del Interior" by the Argentine guitarist Carlos Pavan is sometimes described as being a “mixture of classical, folk and jazz music”. But perish the thought. This is a magnificently composed classical piece that is based on...
Roberto Magris - The MUH Trio

Roberto Magris – The MUH Trio: Prague After Dark

Roberto Magris - Internationally renowned jazz pianist with over 30 recordings to his credit has recorded a treat for the senses. Joined by two...
Jane Antonia Cornish: Into Silence

Jane Antonia Cornish: Into Silence

Jane Antonia Cornish: Into Silence; Anna Elashvili: vn; Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir vc; Caitlin Sullivan vc; Claire Bryant vc; Hamilton Berry vc; Vicky Chow pf In his...
Berkeley Choro Ensemble: The View from Here

Berkeley Choro Ensemble: The View from Here

The music called choro has variously been compared with ragtime and other styles that grew out of early New Orleans and with danzón from...

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb: Roadsides

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/66402164" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] While the hatred between one human being for another will make even the wildest animals squirm with disgust,...

Quarteto Quadrantes: Sinuosa

The name Quarteto Quadrantes may suggest geometric design by set-square, but the cultural topography is anything but that if you consider the ululations of...

Gabriel Palatchi: Trivolution

Sometimes it pays to gloss over album titles or else they can drive you crazy trying to find out what they mean. Take Trivolution...

Gene Pritsker: Manhattan in Charcoal

Manhattan in Charcoal: A Chamber Opera Composed by Gene Pritsker; Libretto by Jacob Miller Vocals: Jacob Miller - Narrator/Poet; Charles Coleman –bar: Artist; Lynn Norris...

Ian Faquini + Paula Santoro: Metal Na Madeira

Minas Gerais, where Paula Santoro was born, was and is a hotbed of Brasilian music and not only gave birth to Clube da Esquina...

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:...

Fauré | Pierné: Trios Avec Piano

Gabriel Fauré is best-known for his Requiem which among all funeral masses – including Verdi’s – is uplifting and has the odour of incense, no doubt because its composer spent much of his life as an organist deeply familiar with church music.

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