Yesterday I was surfing Youtube looking for music I never heard before, and I stumbled on Annette Peacock.
I was immediately grasped by her great voice, weird lyrics and the overall brilliance of the songs and performance. I couldn’t quite… Continue reading
This month we move more in the direction of Avant-garde music. Please note that the mentioned records aren’t (necessarily) records that have been published in 2008; they are merely records I have discovered and listened to in this month and… Continue reading
These are the five records I’ve played the most in November 2008 – not records that have appeared in that month.
‘Jazz Samba’ of Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd is one of the best Jazz records I own – They… Continue reading
Not in any particular order of favour:
Oana Catalina Chitu, Bucharest Tango, 2008
This is a great record that appeared on the Asphalt label. Oana sings old Bucharest Tango music as it was played before in Rumenia.
“Bucharest Tango” is… Continue reading
It happens rarely that I hear a record that hits me so hard upon the first hearing that I’m simply hooked from the first moment I hear it, but LAIBACHKUNSTDERFUGE is simply their best record in years and perhaps the… Continue reading
Another great Latin artist: Luis Kalaff. Specialist in the Merengue, a music form originating on the Dominican Republic. The Merengue is sort of an uptempo salsa, but it offers plenty variation and on this record we see plenty of jazz… Continue reading
My favorite record lately is ‘Heart of a Legend’ by Chico O’Farrill, published in 1999 on the Milestone label. I played it constantly last week. O’Farrill is one of the most interesting names in Latin jazz music, and this record… Continue reading