Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Mark Lewis - The New York Session

Mark Lewis: The New York Session

Any album by Mark Lewis is something to look forward because more exceptional music from his songbook comes to light. Not that any catching...

Paquito D’Rivera Christopher Dell WDR Big Band: Benny Goodman Revisited

This 2009 recording Benny Goodman Revisited is one of several fine tributes to Benny Goodman that have been made over the years. Eddie Daniels...

Roger Davidson Trio: Live at Caffé Vivaldi (Volume 2)

Roger Davidson is one of the most cultured practitioners of the art of Brasilian music played by any non-Brasilian living in Brasil or elsewhere....
Väsen: Brewed

Väsen Presents New Album: Brewed

There is a word not often used in Swedish to describe that which is everything that Väsen brings out in its home-grown music, and...

Spok Frevo Orquestra: Ninho de Vespa

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/140060131" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] To the untrained ear, most frevos may sound the same—fast-paced, played at breakneck speed almost, music rising and...

Ramana Vieira: Fado da Vida

The front of the CD package proclaims that this music is by an ‘Internationally Nominated Singer’ emblazoned there, no doubt, to facilitate pulling this...

Lenka Lichtenberg and Yair Dalal – Lullabies from Exile

I have been listening to the music of Lenka Lichtenberg for some time now. Still, it never fails to amaze me that I find...
Eliane Rodrigues - Frédéric Chopin Notturno

Eliane Rodrigues: Notturno

Frédéric Chopin: Disc One: Nocturnes 1 to 11 (Op 9 No 1 - 3, Op 15 No 1 - 3, Op 27 No 1...
Göran Månsson & Friends: Ol' Jansa

Göran Månsson & Friends: Ol’ Jansa

Apropos of Ol’Jansa by Göran Månsson & Friends, it’s worth recalling that Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles Darwin) once began his quest thus: "Would...

Shankar Tucker: Filament

Anyone living in an Indian city, or in any electrified Indian village; and almost anyone living in a city across the world – from...
Paulo Almeida Quarteto: Parceria

Paulo Almeida Quarteto: Parceria

The spellbinding disc Parceria celebrates an enduring partnership between drummer Paulo Almeida and bassist Bruno Migotto together with pianist Salomão Soares and reeds and...

Steinar Aadnekvam: Freedom Tree

Norway, is not only the country of Edvard Grieg at one end of the musical spectrum and Jan Garbarek at the other. Nor is...
Sandy Cressman - Entre Amigos

Sandy Cressman: Entre Amigos

The heavenly-voiced Sandy Cressman comes from, what might easily be considered in knowledgeable circles as, West Coast musical royalty. She and her husband and...

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...
Jane Antonia Cornish: Into Silence

Jane Antonia Cornish: Into Silence

Jane Antonia Cornish: Into Silence; Anna Elashvili: vn; Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir vc; Caitlin Sullivan vc; Claire Bryant vc; Hamilton Berry vc; Vicky Chow pf In his...

Introducing The Boston Cello Quartet

Boston Cello Quartet: Artistic Profile The first of its kind in the history of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Cello Quartet was founded in...

Meg Okura and The Pan Asian Chamber Ensemble Project play Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Music

This fascinating work is the perfect symbiosis of eastern and western music, creating a new jazz atmosphere. The violinist and composer Meg Okura leads the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble, this tremendous band consists of some virtuous...
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...

Kostov-Valkov Duo: Transcriptions & Paraphrases for Cello and Piano

Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No: 1 – S244/1; Hungarian Rhapsody No: 2 – S244/2; Evocation á la Chapelle Sixtine – S 461. Buxton Orr:...

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...

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