Saturday, January 23, 2021

Antônio Carlos Jobim & Elis Regina: Elis & Tom

Both Antônio Carlos Jobim and Elis Regina have recorded several spectacular albums on their own. Elis Regina's most memorable disc could easily be Saudades...

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...
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...

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...
Lara Bello: Sikame

Lara Bello Presents : Sikame

Although she did not invent the phrase, Ornament of the World - a phrase first used by the famous German Catholic nun and playwright,...
Les Amazones D'Afrique - Amazones Power

Les Amazones D’Afrique: Amazones Power

The word “amazones” (plural form of the word “amazone”) is usually associated with South America and the peoples – principally Brasilian (but also from...

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...
Mark Applebaum: Speed Dating

Mark Applebaum: Speed Dating

Seven works by Mark Applebaum: Eight analog synthesizers, Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players – Eduard Leandro, cond; Takao Hyakutome, vn; Southern Oregon University Percussion...
Emilio Solla - TribuTango

Emilio Solla Presents: TribuTango

Editor's Pick · Album of the Month · This disc is aptly titled: TribuTango is a glorious bouquet of music made in gratitude to one...

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...

Various Artists: Piano in the House

Perusing this disc of contemporary Brasilian pianists it is hard to ever be satisfied with nine songs but then you read the names of...

¡Oye Frank! A Latin Jazz Tribute to Frank Sinatra

There is absolutely precedent for Frank Sinatra, to be represented in every part of the musical topography – from New York to Bogotá and...

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...

Mamselle Ruiz: Miel de Cactus

In a rather fascinating way, Mamselle Ruiz started writing the Canadian chapter of her musical career right after arriving in Montreal in 2010. Almost immediately, she joined “Les Chemins Invisibles” (Invisible Paths), a fantastic Cirque du Soleil seasonal outdoor show...

Pauline Jean: Nwayo

This second album by the mesmerising contralto, Haitian-born and raised Pauline Jean takes her extraordinary musicianship to another level. Jean’s excellent performance perfectly captures...

Phil DeGreg & Brasilia: Brazilian People

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/181395680" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] Among all of the musical idioms of the world Brasilian music must be one of the most seductive;...
The Turbans: Presenting The Turbans

The Turbans: Presenting The Turbans

The Turbans, a large England-based ensemble have, in their remarkable music and on this their eponymously entitled recording, created a vast network connecting jazz,...
Just Wôan: A Second Chance

Just Wôan Presents: A Second Chance

A Second Chance is the third full-length disc for Just Wôan, the young Cameroun-born Montréalais. With it the composer and multi-instrumentalist clearly establishes himself...

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...

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...

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