Friday, November 15, 2019

Music from Turkey featuring the Sameyda Ensemble

The Ottoman Turks had their roots in the vast region of Central Asia, which extended from the Caspian Sea in the west...
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...
Väsen: Rule of 3

Väsen: Rule of 3

This splendid 2019 disc by Väsen shows the musicians that make up this fascinating Swedish trio heading off to the interior landscape...
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...
Mary Ann Kennedy: Glaschu

Mary Ann Kennedy: Glaschu

Glaschu, an epic hometown love song, by Mary Ann Kennedy is a glorious record. Simply glorious. A Scot from Glasgow, Miss Kennedy is possessed...
Vanessa Falabella: Loving Whisper

Vanessa Falabella: Loving Whisper

The full-bodied, expressive voice of Vanessa Falabella throughout this recording Loving Whisper is a perfect vehicle to convey this music’s pathos and yearning. The...
Eumir Deodato: Os Catedráticos 73

Eumir Deodato: Os Catedráticos 73

Eumir Deodato is arguably one of the most illustrious Brasilian composers, producers and performers to have ever transitioned from Brasil to the United States....
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...
Dan Costa - Skyness

Dan Costa: Skyness

The pianist Dan Costa might surprise – even shock – some of his contemporaries by inventing harmonies and chords that effectively reinterpret tonality on...
Garbelotto | André: Loro Project

Garbelotto | André: Loro Project

The Loro Project by a quartet led by Brasilian guitarist Vitor Garbelotto and French violinist Henrik André features some of the most spirited and...
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,...

Salif Keita: Un autre blanc

Salif Keita is a griot who has a royal bloodline and has descended from one of the great Mandinka people of Mali. Albinism not...
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)...
Hamid Drake | Ralph M. Jones | Adam Rudolph: Karuna

Hamid Drake | Ralph M. Jones | Adam Rudolph: Karuna

If you have ever listened to the music of any of Hamid Drake, Ralph M. Jones and Adam Rudolph, alone or together, you are...
Anja Lechner | Pablo Márquez: Franz Schubert - Die Nacht

Anja Lechner | Pablo Márquez: Franz Schubert – Die Nacht

Franz Schubert: Nacht und Träume, Die Nacht, Der Leiermann, Fischerweise, Meeresstille, Romanze aus Rosamunde, Sonata in a-Moll “Arpeggione”; Friedrich Burgmüller: Nocturne Nr. 1-3. Anja...
Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II

Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II

It is one thing for a culture to survive torment, repression, and genocide as the European Jews did throughout history – especially...
Black Uhuru: As the World Turns

Black Uhuru: As the World Turns

One of the most iconic bands to emerge in the inebriating puff of reggae was Black Uhuru, which began when Derrick “Duckie” Simpson combined...
Antonio Arnedo | Benjamim Taubkin: Fronteiras Imaginárias (Colômbia Brasil)

Antonio Arnedo, Benjamim Taubkin: Fronteiras Imaginárias (Colômbia Brasil)

Antonio Arnedo, the saxophonist, known best for his floating lines reminiscent of magical soundscapes describing the porro, currulao, bambuco and contrapunteo forms of his...
Newpoli - Mediterraneo

Newpoli: Mediterraneo

The 2018 album from the wonderful contemporary Boston-based Neapolitan folkloric group Newpoli is different from any of their other work. Mediterraneo features original (as...
Bokanté+Metropole Orkest Conducted by Jules Buckley: What Heat

Bokanté + Metropole Orkest Conducted by Jules Buckley: What Heat

Michael League, guiding light of the iconic ensemble Snarky Puppy and now Bokanté, is a musician who continues to challenge the musical norm of...

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