JOHN ZORN – Gnostic Hymn

One of Zorn’s most beloved and unique 21st century ensembles, the Gnostic Trio features the distinctive guitar of Bill Frisell, the vibraphone of Kenny Wollesen and the ethereal harp stylings of Carol Emanuel. The sounds are soulful and heavenly and for this, their seventh cd together, they perform nine tunes from the “Book Beri’ah”, the… Continue lendo JOHN ZORN – Gnostic Hymn

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CHAVELA VARGAS – La Llorona

Isabel “Chavela” Vargas Lizano (17 April 1919 – 5 August 2012) was a Mexican singer of Costa Rican birth. She was especially known for her rendition of Mexican rancheras, but she is also recognized for her contribution to other genres of popular Latin American music. She was an influential interpreter in the Americas and Europe,… Continue lendo CHAVELA VARGAS – La Llorona

EGBERTO GISMONTI, NANÁ VASCONCELOS & HAMILTON DE HOLANDA – Live @ Ravenna Festival (2012)

In the composite panorama of Brazilian music, Gismonti and Vasconcelos are a bridge between folk tradition and modernity. Their collaboration was consolidated in the '70s and '80s with several recordings for the ECM label, including Duas Vozes (1984). Gismonti, born in Carmo, was strongly influenced by Nadia Boulanger, Jean Barraqué, Schönberg, Webern, Villa-Lobos, jazz music… Continue lendo EGBERTO GISMONTI, NANÁ VASCONCELOS & HAMILTON DE HOLANDA – Live @ Ravenna Festival (2012)

EGBERTO GISMONTI & NANÁ VASCONCELOS – Dança das Cabeças | Kaiser Bock Festival (1996)

Egberto Amin Gismonti (born 5 December 1947) is a Brazilian composer, guitarist and pianist. Gismonti was born in the small city of Carmo, state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, into a musical family. His mother was from Sicily and his father was from Beirut, Lebanon. At the age of six, he started studying the piano… Continue lendo EGBERTO GISMONTI & NANÁ VASCONCELOS – Dança das Cabeças | Kaiser Bock Festival (1996)

EGBERTO GISMONTI & HERMETO PASCOAL – Live @ Berliner Jazztage (1975)

Egberto Amin Gismonti (born 5 December 1947) is a Brazilian composer, guitarist and pianist. Gismonti was born in the small city of Carmo, state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, into a musical family. His mother was from Sicily and his father was from Beirut, Lebanon. At the age of six, he started studying the piano… Continue lendo EGBERTO GISMONTI & HERMETO PASCOAL – Live @ Berliner Jazztage (1975)

INTERNATIONAL STRING TRIO – Those Were The Days (Дорогой длинною) | Russian Gypsy Folk Song

"Those Were the Days" is a song credited to Gene Raskin, who simply put a new English lyric and title to the Russian folk song "Дорогой длинною" (Dorogoj dlinnoju, literally "By the long road"), composed by Boris Fomin (1900–1948) with words by the poet Konstantin Podrevsky. It deals with reminiscence upon youth and romantic idealism.… Continue lendo INTERNATIONAL STRING TRIO – Those Were The Days (Дорогой длинною) | Russian Gypsy Folk Song

THE RUSSIAN GUITAR: 1800-1850

This comprehensive release is a celebration of the astonishing presence of the guitar in Russia at the beginning of the 19th century. Just the sheer number of composers featured on this 7CD album exemplifies how popular the instrument was. Though many of these composers have now fallen into obscurity, their works live on – discovered… Continue lendo THE RUSSIAN GUITAR: 1800-1850

The Van Gogh of music: the story of NICK DRAKE | Volksgeist

Nicholas Rodney Drake (19 June 1948 – 25 November 1974) was an English singer-songwriter known for his acoustic guitar-based songs. He did not find a wide audience during his lifetime, but his work gradually achieved wider notice and recognition. Drake signed to Island Records when he was 20 years old and a student at the… Continue lendo The Van Gogh of music: the story of NICK DRAKE | Volksgeist

PROBOSCI – Live at the Redwood Gardens, Santa Cruz, CA (2016)

PROBOSCI is an electroacoustic chamber music collaboration between guitarist Gyan Riley and violinist Timba Harris. Both composers, whose work is featured in John Zorn’s Tzadik Records Composers’ Series, contribute to the interplay between composition and improvisation, steeped with intricacy, subtlety, and shape-shifting energy. Timba Harris was the violinist for Estradasphere and Secret Chiefs 3. Gyan… Continue lendo PROBOSCI – Live at the Redwood Gardens, Santa Cruz, CA (2016)

JOHN FRUSCIANTE – To Record Only Water For Ten Days | Official movie

To Record Only Water for Ten Days is the third studio album by American musician John Frusciante, released in 2001 through Warner Music Group. Unlike his previous two solo albums, Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt and Smile from the Streets You Hold, the record differs significantly in that Frusciante explores elements of electronica,… Continue lendo JOHN FRUSCIANTE – To Record Only Water For Ten Days | Official movie