Friday, February 28, 2020

Bach Transcriptions: Johann Sebastian Bach – Katona Twins

The magic of these works composed, for sure, for lute-harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach supersedes all of the controversy and fallacious theory that Bach indeed wrote music for the lute or with the lute in mind. Although several lutes—among other instruments—were found in Bach’s home after...

Michael Shrieve: Spellbinder

Michael Shrieve, the celebrated drummer of the original Santana band has not exactly been leading a quiet, retired life on a desert island. But...

David Broza at Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory on October 26, 2013

“To hear David Broza’s music is to be moved. To see Broza in concert is to be mesmerized.” – (New York Post) Back in 1977 when...

Snarky Puppy: Family Dinner Volume Two

This is an exceptional realisation of the roots of what Snarky Puppy is all about. Forget the connotations of the name. Forget the fact...

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...
Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: Transparent Water

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: Transparent Water

Editor's Pick · Album of the Month · This is a sudden, though not unexpected, departure from the norm for the pianist Omar Sosa. Gone...

Monty Alexander: The Harlem-Kingston Express Comes Alive

There might be a gentleman’s argument as to whom the pianist Monty Alexander belongs to; Jamaica, where he was born, or New York where he resides. In truth, the ineffable Mr. Alexander belongs to both. He is a “Jamerican,” as he puts it so affectionately...

A True Living Legend: José Feliciano

Singer and guitarist José Feliciano (born 1945) is one of the best known Hispanic entertainers in the United States and a major star in...

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...

Diego El Cigala: Romance de la Luna Tucumana

Diego El Cigala (who recently acquired the Dominican nationality) has been made famous not only by his Grammys, but also by the seminal album,...

Presenting José Rizo’s Mongorama

José Rizo's Mongorama picks up where the Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars left off. After a decade of fruitful existence, performing and recording four terrific CDs (Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars 1 and 2, The Last Bullfighter and Tambolero), the veteran KJazz radio host, producer, composer and bandleader takes a new direction and moves on to a new project, which is actually a continuation of the original...

Paula Santoro – Mar do meu Mundo

Paula Santoro has been recording under her own name since 1996. But she has not come to the attention of listeners outside Brasil. Her albums have been critically acclaimed within her country as being released by a singer who has carried on the tradition of women like Beth Carvalho, Nara Leão...

Adam Rudolph & Go: Organic Orchestra – Sonic Mandala

This recording of Adam Rudolph’s Sonic Mandala with the Go: Organic Orchestra is an iconic one. It is probably Adam Rudolph’s most important opus to date: symphonic in scope from its very micro aspects to its macro ones. In it Mr. Rudolph seeks to and successfully expands the textures and timbres of...

Justin Kauflin: Dedication

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/175728957" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] Justin Kauflin is all the rage now. His precocious talent was discovered when he was just 2—yes 2—years...

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...

Art and Artistry of the Tango

To use an old, but truly appropriate appellation, tango is all about passion, grace and fire. It is hard to think of tango without...

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Qawwal and Party: Shahen-Shah

The six selections recorded in 1998 constitute one of the classic dates that Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan had in the RealWorld Studios. In fact...

Julio Botti: Sax To Tango

While top billing on this disc goes to Julio Botti, for his brightly lit and eloquent work on the tenor and soprano saxophones, the...

Gilberto Gil: Mystical Tropicalista in Toronto

It is eight o’clock and the audience has taken its seats in the musical shrine, Massey Hall. A cursory look around reveals that the...

Romulo Larrea Tango Ensemble at Flato Markham Theatre

Romulo Larrea Tango Ensemble - Tangos: From Gardel to Piazzolla Photographs by Atael Weissman On the evening of March 8, 2013, Romulo Larrea and his acclaimed...

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