Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Fernanda Cunha: Canta Filó Machado

Fernanda Cunha: Canta Filó Machado

Filó Machado is one of a new generation of Brasilian composers that has been flying under the radar in a substantial part...
Music from Greece - Domna Samiou

Domna Samiou: Music from Greece

Readers in the English-speaking world will recognise Domna Samiou as the Greek equivalent of someone like Allan Lomax whose legendary work documenting (particularly early)...
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...
Benji Kaplan and Rita Figueiredo: Benji & Rita

Benji Kaplan and Rita Figueiredo: Benji & Rita

This recording by Benji Kaplan and Rita Figueiredo is a benchmark recording in many more ways than one. The biggest deal may be the...

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...
Bianca Gismonti Trio: Desvelando Mares

Bianca Gismonti Trio: Desvelando Mares

Perhaps the greatest gift a father as famous as Egberto Gismonti could have bestowed upon his children would be a questing one; that boundless...

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...

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....
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...
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...

Badi Assad: Hatched

Badi Assad comes from Brasilian musical royalty. Her brothers Sergio and Odair Assad are perhaps the greatest classical guitarists to come out of that...

David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana: Conversation of the Birds

David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana’s 2018 release Conversation of the Birds invites the listener to journey back into fabled countryside, gliding mellifluously through a musical topography...
Urban Turban & Shamim - Paradis

Urban Turban & Shamim: Paradis

The rather irreverent Swedish contemporary ensemble, teaming up with the Sufi singer, Shamim Naghedi are propelled from their romp around 1960s and 1970s Sweden...
Josh Lawrence - Color Theory

Josh Lawrence: Color Theory

If you chased the clues on Color Theory by trumpeter Josh Lawrence the buck would stop, not with him but with Robert Delaunay, whose...
Banda Magda: Tigre

Banda Magda Presents: Tigre

Of all the vocal-driven ensembles in the world of contemporary music there is none as compelling or beckoning as Banda Magda. In the music...

Ken Hatfield: 12 Preludes for Solo Guitar

Preludes 1 – 12: Ken Hatfield, g The guitarist Ken Hatfield is, like Wynton Marsalis, equally adept in the realm of Classical as well as...
Mãe da Lua: Kalibé

Mãe da Lua: Kalibé

That the seemingly oracular Brasilian lyricist and musician Mãe da Lua is in tune with the environment where in the world she may be...

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...
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...

Mike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg: Third Journey

Like both their previous recordings Third Journey by Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg is a benchmark one; historic in so many ways, just as...

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