Sunday, October 25, 2020
Frank Wagner: Frank Wagner's Floating Holiday

Frank Wagner: Frank Wagner’s Floating Holiday

There are, after all, many ways to make an uplifting Jazz album, but one that manages to convey its deeply personal sources of inspiration,...

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...

Eliades Ochoa & Alma Latina: Guajira +Mas Guajira

Those aficionados who come to this disc expecting it to be one in which the maestro Eliades Ochoa is the main attraction are likely...

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:...
Patrícia Lopes: o feminino em Pessoa

Patrícia Lopes: o feminino em Pessoa

This album o feminino em Pessoa by the Brasilian composer and pianist Patrícia Lopes is inspired by the poetry of Portugal’s premier poet Fernando...
Anat Cohen - Happy Song

Anat Cohen Tentet: Happy Song

This recording by the Anat Cohen Tentet shows the clarinetist and her ensemble traversing the widest musical topography she has in a very long...

David Helbock’s Random Control: Think of Two

The Europeans have almost always been adventurous first. After all, it was the Europeans who sailed to the New World and not the other way around. So also with Charlie Parker; it was Boris Vian who was among the first to really appreciate his music...

Steinar Aadnekvam: Freedoms Trio with Rubem Farias & Deodato Siquir

It’s not news when a European instrumentalist and composer is seduced by the charms of music from other realms and cultures. That’s been happening...

Presenting Amanda Martinez On Her New Album: Mañana

Amanda Martinez has been concentrating on her own music for some time since she made way for Laura Fernandez to take her Saturday afternoon spot on Toronto’s Jazz FM 91. And she has been doing a rather good job of it. Her album Mañana is her third since she...
Dan Costa - Skyness

Dan Costa: Skyness

The pianist Dan Costa might surprise – even shock – some of his contemporaries by inventing harmonies and chords that effectively reinterpret tonality on...

Benjamim Taubkin and Brasil e Marrocos: Al Quantara e caminhos de ida e volta

Benjamim Taubkin is the gold standard for pianists who come from a country better known for its guitarists. It is the profound beauty of his playing—his vocalastic phrasing and deeply emotional romanticism—that makes him not only...

Claudio Monteverdi (1567—1643) Madrigals of Love and Loss

Claudio Monteverdi (1567—1643) Madrigals of Love and Loss – James Gilchrist: tenor; Arcangelo -Jonathan Cohen Director The madrigal reached its high point in musical history...

Louis Simão: A Luz

It is not often that you come across a recording that is so ineffably brilliant that attempts to describe it, you feel, might only...

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...
Sylvain Leroux & L’école Fula Flute: Tybala

Sylvain Leroux & L’école Fula Flute: Tyabala

Sylvain Leroux is, without a shadow of a doubt, a major musician. He is also an activist who is deeply committed to...
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...
Kenia - On We Go

Kenia Presents: On We Go

At its best Brasilian music is one of the most invigorating forms of music on the planet. And while most people know that, not...

Jim Wellman: Dawn to Dusk

Dawn to Dusk is the poetic title of the new album by the multi-instrumentalist Jim Wellman, one of the founders and ex-members of the...

Bolo Ensemble Releases Self-Titled Debut Album

By now it is somewhat apocryphal to hear that “you have never heard something like this”. This is especially abhorrent when you add the...
Elaine Rodrigues: Claude Debussy - Reflets

Eliane Rodrigues: Claude Debussy Reflets

Claude Debussy - Suite Bergamasque; Ballade; Pour le Piano; Arabesque; Images Book 1; Images Book 2 Eliane Rodrigues: pf Eliane Rodrigues plays Claude Debussy the...

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