Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Chico Trujillo: Reina de Todas las Fiestas

Chico Trujillo, this unconventional band, is built upon the musical architecture of the legendary Nueva Canción of revolutionary Chile. It does not so much...

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840—1893) Piano Concertos 1 & 2

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840—1893) Piano Concertos 1 & 2 – Simon Trpceski: piano; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra: Vasily Patrenko: conductor Nikolai Rubenstein, to whom Tchaikovsky...
Grupo Falso Baiano - Depois

Grupo Falso Baiano Presents: Depois

Charming as it sounds, choro is actually the hardest and most complex Brasilian music to master, much less to compose. Remarkably, Grupo Falso Baiano...

Eli Tamar: Laudato Si

Stabat Mater Dolorosa: Antonio Vivaldi; O Quam Tristis Et Afflicta: Tommaso Traetta; Quae Moerebat Et Dolebat: Luigi Boccherini; Quis Est Homo Qui Non Fleret:...
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...

Lakou Mizik: Wa Di Yo

“Lakou Mizik,” say the members of Lakou Mizik, “Is Haiti”. Lakou Mizik is Haiti because group is a stupendous crucible of the music of...

Bartók and Folk: Complete Works for Male Choir, Interspersed with Folk Music

Béla Bartók: Male Choruses – Four old Hungarian Folksongs (BB60); Evening (BB30);Slovak Folksongs (BB77); Székely Folksongs (BB106); From Olden Times (BB112); Four Old Hungarian...

Badi Assad – Between Love and Luck

Every time guitarist and vocalist Badi Assad makes a record, she re-invents herself. The album, Between Love and Luck is no exception. But until now, Ms. Assad had shown her propensity for the guitar and genius for miraculous vocalastics, but principally in her native tongue...

Romero Lubambo: Só—Brasilian Essence

Solo instrumental performances can be solitary pursuits, but not for Romero Lubambo and here is why. More than most guitarists, Mr. Lubambo has an uncanny knack of being able to sound as if his performance were a sort of chamber orchestra...

Quique Escamilla: 500 Years of Night

Born and raised in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, Quique Escamilla is no stranger to the Zapatista rebellion and the history of struggle in the region since the Spanish Conquest. "500 Years of Night" is the outcry of a modern troubadour...

Klaus Mueller: Village Samba

Anyone not having the good fortune of ‘getting hip’ to the work of pianist Klaus Mueller from his many performances both on stage and...
Stanley Grill: At the Center of All Things

Stanley Grill: At the Center of All Things

Stanley Grill: American Landscapes; Lonely Pieces; At the Center of All Things; Diderot String Quartet – Adriane Post: vn; Johanna Novom: vn; Kyle Miller:...

Paulo Padilha: No Lojinha de eu me Sinto Milionário (Cronicâs Cantadas, Canções Contadas)

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/40082668" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] From Sao Paulo, a city more socially-conscious than Rio, where protests against poverty in the context of the...

Karrin Allyson: Many A New Day

I am mandated – no, must write a review with at least 500 words. My other review would have a mere five words: “This...

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...

Kavita Shah: Visions

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/170681238" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] To say that Kavita Shah is an artist like no other is not really saying anything new. It...

Niogi: Landing

It is becoming ever more routine to meld acoustic and electronic instrumentation, so much so that the resultant musical efforts have begun to sound...

America: World Music 5

José Negroni, Federico Britos, Dr. Ed Calle, Nomar Negroni, Josh Allen Released in 2015, the same year that Mamblue made its appearance this two-disc set...
Simon Thacker & Justyna Jablonska - Karmana

Simon Thacker & Justyna Jablonska: Karmana

Even if Simon Thacker never makes another record ever, his reputation will rest on Karmana a flawless creation by the great Scottish guitarist. For...
Stratus Luna

Stratus Luna: Presenting Stratus Luna

Think about Brasilian music played by Brasilians – even before a single note is played – and the chances are you’ll expect something magical...

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