Sunday, January 26, 2020

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...

A Fascination With “Bombay”: Richard Bennett; Bombay Dub Orchestra

It is “Bombay” to artists from as far removed as London is from New York unabashedly referred to as such by an artist in the work of art, and not “Mumbai” as Indians have now been forced to call it. Perhaps it rings truer or perhaps it just rolls off the tongue more easily...
Duo Beija-Flor: Costas – Works for Guitar and Flute

Duo Beija-Flor: Costas – Works for Guitar and Flute

Manuel de Falla: Siete Cancioñes (I – El Paño Moruno; II – Seguidilla Murciana; III – Asturiana; IV – Jota; V – Nana;...

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...

Vahagni: Imagined Frequencies

Not a disc to consume at one sitting, I fancy. Each of the works, though well contrasted and distinctively individual in style, is a...

Introducing Grand Fatilla’s debut album: Global Shuffle

Before this musical idea was presented formally on different stages, the basic band began as a trio: Mike Rivard (bassist), Matt Glover (electric mandolinist) and Roberto Cassan (accordionist) met up to look into folk music from all over the world...

Kelly Thoma: 7 Fish

Kelly Thoma must love her lyra and its ability to bend pitches and play multiple ones, because the music she writes and arranges for...

Projeto Arcomusical: Meia Meia

Projeto Arcomusical: Meia Meia – New Music for Berimbau: Projeto Arcomusical The musicians of the American sextet, Projeto Arcomusical, have dedicated their 2016 release Meia...

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...

Nando Michelin: Juana de America

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/174329297" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] The Uruguayan poet Juana de America was one of the major poets to come out of South America....
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...
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...

Kassé Mady Diabaté: Kiriké

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/182296081" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] Of all the ancient civilizations Africa is the most fascinating. It has taken some getting used to the...
Igor Willcox: #1

Igor Willcox: #1

This viscerally exciting recording with the young Brasilian drummer, Igor Willcox at the helm of affairs bodes well for the new generation of musicians...

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...

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...
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 Presents The Vitral Saxophone Quartet - Kites Over Havana

Paquito D’Rivera Presents The Vitral Saxophone Quartet

The saxophonist’s fascination in his instrument and with counterpoint is much older than the one expressed by Charlie Parker when he invented a wholly...

Koko Jones: Who’s That Lady?

Koko Jones is a drummer who is made almost completely of music. But there is an important qualification here: the music does not emerge...
Alejandra Torres - Renacer

Alejandra Torres Presents: Renacer

When we last heard of the violinist Alejandra Torres, she was heard supporting the Colombian contrabass guitarist bassist extraordinaire Juan Garcia-Herreros, better known as...

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