Saturday, October 24, 2020

Jason Kao Hwang: Voice

Lifelines: Music by Jason Kao Hwang; Poetry by Lester Afflick, Patricia Spears Jones and Davida Singer. Musicians: Deanna Relyea: voice, Piotr Michalowski: sopranino saxophone,...
San-São Trio: Novos Caminhos

San-São Trio: Novos Caminhos

The fact that the English-speaking world knows little or nothing about Brasil and its artists is borne out by this remarkable recording...

Gitanjali Jain Serrano & David Ryshpan: Alicuanta

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/176267376" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] The chanteuse, Gitanjali Jain Serrano and pianist David Ryshpan are responsible for this ingenious hour-long extended composition, Alicuanta....

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...

Sofia Vitória & Luís Figueiredo: Palavra de Mulher

The legendary troubadour of Brazil, Chico Buarque de Hollanda appears to have been somewhat of a polarizing figure, even in the Musica Popular Brasileira movement (MPB), whose ramparts he bestrode like the proverbial Colossus. This in terms of sheer output...

Sidestepper: Supernatural Love

Supernatural Love is the sixth significant album to be released by Sidestepper; a band presided over by the influential producer, Richard Blair. The music...

Kristine Mills: Bossa Too

If you need any introduction to Kristine Mills’ music then you’re missing something. Fortunately there is still time to catch up. The sultry-voiced singer...
Gene Pritzker Eclectic Music - Extravaganza

EMX: Eclectic Music Extravaganza

Gene Pritsker: 1: Suite No. 1 - I. I. Prelude; II. Fugue 10/8; III. Air Everywhere; IV. Postlude; 5: Circus Dreaming Rag (from "Three...
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...

Charenee Wade: Offering – The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson

Thanks to this courageous recording Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson there will be no such thing as an orphaned song...
Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble - Fire, Sweat & Pastis

Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble: Fire, Sweat & Pastis

Considering the music of the Helsinki-Cotonou and their vibrant recording Fire, Sweat & Pastis; if we can credit African music for giving us our...

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...

Ludwig Van Beethoven Piano Trios Opus 70 No. 2, Opus 97 “Archduke”

Beethoven’s first published works—his Opus No.1—were three trios for piano, violin and cello and already they show a marked advance on Haydn’s trios in the comparative interdependence of the three parts. Their freedom from Haydn’s oppressive formality...
Sofia Ribeiro: Lunga

Sofia Ribeiro: Lunga

This album Lunga is the first full-length one by the vocalist Sofia Ribeiro since Mar Sonoro (2016). All it will take is a few...

La Voz de Tres: Sueños y Delirios

It might be interesting to know how many thousands of notes Mike Eckroth plays at any given time. Each of the ten works calls...

Spiro: Welcome Joy and Welcome Sorrow

English folk music of the late Romantic period has been celebrated by contemporary musicians such as Richard Thompson, Bert Jansch and John Renbourn as...

Sandro Albert Trio: Samba Bop

Sandro Albert brings two aspects of his existence into sharp focus with the release of this short album, Samba Bop. One deals with and...

Cuñao: Sangre y Arena

Blood and Sand is how this title translates into English; couple that with the fact that my copy of the disc has no notes...

Everton “Pablo” Paul and La Academia: Remembrance

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/172355578" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] The African-Caribbean music of Robert Nesta Marley is so unique and left such a lasting impression on his...

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...

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