Saturday, March 23, 2019

Sultans of String with Anwar Khurshid: Subcontinental Drift

You can attempt to put many labels on the Sultans of String, but ultimately either you will run out of space or none of...
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...

André Mehmari e Mário Laginha: Ao Vivo no Auditório Ibirapuera

André Mehmari represents a new generation of musicians and pianists, who, like Benjamin Taubkin and Clarice Assad, is causing a sensation all over Brasil...

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...

Fritz Hauser: Pieces for Percussion (Ensemble XII Conducted by Steven Schick)

The drum—first the stone and later the hollowed log drum—are probably among of the oldest of instruments, after the human voice, that is. Given that a number of ethnomusicologists agree that this is probably true, the music on this recording...
Berta Rojas & Camerata Bariloche - Historia del Tango

Berta Rojas & Camerata Bariloche: Historia del Tango

Taquito Militar: Mariano Mores; Sur: Aníbal Triolo; Historia del Tango; Oblivion: Astor Piazzolla; El Día que me quieras; Por una cabeza: Carlos Gardel; Naranjo...

Rubén Blades: Tangos

There is nothing, or possibly very little, by way of music and dance in Latin America—and that includes Argentina—that is not a result of...

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...

Claude Debussy: Images (Books I & II) and Préludes (Book II)

Debussy’s two sets of Images (1905 and 1907) are musical homages to pure sensation, conjuring the sound of bells through leaves, sunlight reflected from the scales of goldfish scales...
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...
Various Artists: florilège de la guitare

Various Artists: florilège de la guitare

Even a cursory look at the GHA Records catalogue will reveal that the label is a treasure trove of contemporary guitar music – largely...

Banda Magda Presents: Amour t’es là

The remarkable aspect of Magda Giannikou’s musicianship is not that she can play almost any instrument, but it is that she is a remarkably talented singer who has absolute pitch. She has an angelic voice and she usually sings with a...
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;...
Miloš Katani?: The Breath

Miloš Katanic: The Breath

Tauan Gonzalez Sposito: Ananke; Antonio Correa: Wind 1A; Robert Moran: Miami City Slink; Fisches Nachtgesang; Philip Glass, Robert Moran: Modern Love Waltz; Anthony Fiumara:...

Lorraine Klaasen: Nouvelle Journée

Until Apartheid was dismantled in preparation for the advent of the first democratic elections after which Nelson Mandela assumed the Presidency of South Africa...
Just Wôan: A Second Chance

Just Wôan Presents: A Second Chance

A Second Chance is the third full-length disc for Just Wôan, the young Cameroun-born Montréalais. With it the composer and multi-instrumentalist clearly establishes himself...

Rubén and Cheo… A Union of Musical Genius

After many years of being together during that poignant period when the powerful and contagious sound of Joe Cuba was playing everywhere, Rubén Blades and Cheo Feliciano are back with a wonderful salsa album called Eba Say Ajá...
Sandy Cressman - Entre Amigos

Sandy Cressman: Entre Amigos

The heavenly-voiced Sandy Cressman comes from, what might easily be considered in knowledgeable circles as, West Coast musical royalty. She and her husband 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 –...

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,...

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