Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Henry Cole & The Afrobeat Collective: Roots Before Branches

The deep energy of Henry Cole’s drumming comes from a singular ability to fond the rhythmic center of the music. Creating a wall of...

David Chesky: The Venetian Concertos

Concertos 1 – 4: The Orchestra of the 21st Century The pianist David Chesky has an almost tangible sense of mission in the realm of...

Yamandú Costa e Hamilton de Holanda – Live

This 2008 concert, recorded in Saõ Paulo is steeped in the gorgeous emotions of saudade—so steeped in it that it is impossible not to...

Festival International Nuits d’Afrique 2016

The cultural collision that takes place in Montréal, from July 12 to 24, is one of the most spectacular in the world. It is...

Sofia Ribeiro: Mar Sonoro

The poetic imagery conjured up by Sofia Ribeiro and her expressions of grief and joy have inspired ten of the most haunting and beautiful...
Strunz & Farah - Tales of Two Guitars

Strunz and Farah: Tales of Two Guitars

The celebrated guitar-duo of Strunz and Farah are no newcomers to the collision of music from Spain to Latin America and beyond. Indeed the...

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...

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...

Dudu Rossi, Eugênio Neto: Ladeira

Even though Duo Ladeira -Dudu Rossi and Eugênio Neto- are not attempting to radically redefine how a guitar trio makes music, they are certainly...

Newpoli: Nun Te Vutà

This is the fourth disc by the magnificent ensemble, a group that specialises in repertoire that few other do; not Anonymous 4 or Heinavanker,...

Phil DeGreg & Brasilia: Brazilian People

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/181395680" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] Among all of the musical idioms of the world Brasilian music must be one of the most seductive;...

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...
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...
Steinar Aadnekvam - Freedoms Trio II

Steinar Aadnekvam: Freedoms Trio II

When you need tranquility, but only up to a point it’s time to tune into Steinar Aadnekvam and his trio. The Bergen, Norway-born guitarist...
Patrícia Lopes: o feminino em Pessoa

Patrícia Lopes: o feminino em Pessoa

This album o feminino em Pessoa by the Brasilian composer and pianist Patrícia Lopes is inspired by the poetry of Portugal’s premier poet Fernando...
Hugo Fattoruso: Y Barrio Opa

Hugo Fattoruso Y Barrio Opa

Whether it is from the being a part of the group that accompanied the Maestro Chico Buarque on his legendary Ao Vivo le Zenith...
Abelita Mateus: Vivenda

Abelita Mateus Presents: Vivenda

The untranslatable saudades is at the heart of the ineffably beautiful and beckoning heart of this music by the pianist and vocalist Abelita Mateus....

The Master Musicians of Jajouka: The Road To Jajouka

The master musicians of Jajouka have existed in the southern Rif Mountains of Morocco for over 4000 years; their music celebrated largely by the populations around their village. The only Europeans and Americans outsiders to discover them...

Louis Simão: A Luz

It is not often that you come across a recording that is so ineffably brilliant that attempts to describe it, you feel, might only...
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)...

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