La Banda Municipale De Santiago De Cuba 1^2

Posted By Jazzmen On Tuesday, June 30, 2009 3 comments
The Banda Municipal de Santiago de Cuba is a brass band which remains true to the tradition of the Cuban brass band.

La Banda Municipale De Santiago De Cuba 1

This debut record confirms that the time has come to discover another side of Cuban music, socially very rooted in its folk culture and in the history of its liberation.
Released in 1997 on Buda Records.

01. La Comparsa
02. Reina Isabel
03. El Manisero
04. Frutas del Canay
05. Chan Chan
06. La Trova no morira
07. El Machete de Oro
08. Y tu que has hecho
09. Le Petite Cantate
10. Este Camino Largo
11. El Mambi
12. Cuba Puerto Rico
13. La Bella Cubana
14. El Carabali
15. Maria la O

La Banda Municipale De Santiago De Cuba 2

This album "Brassband from Cuba II', like the Banda Municipal de Santiago de Cuba, is a family and friend production and story. The imaginative world of its music is 100% Santiagero: orthodox fans of horns and reeds should not take offense at the diversion from musical scores, the looped barrel organs, or the children's voices from the black district of San Pedro-- where the shadow of La Cumparsa De Los Oyas still brings to mind the history of slave gatherings in huge colonial plantations.
Released in 2001 on Buda.

01. Marieta
02. Se seca el arrollito
03. Chiclaneras
04. La Tarde
05. Triste muy triste
06. Le Enganadora
07. Paquito el Chocolate
08. Bodas de Oro
09. Mambo n° 5
10. La Serenata
11. Les Passantes
12. La Vaca Vieja
13. Siboney
14. La Culebra



Posted By Jazzmen On Tuesday, June 30, 2009 1 comments
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[01]. Nights of El Helmia
[02]. Rising in The East
[03]. Over Joyed
[04]. Oriental
[05]. Suspicious Mind
[06]. Waving in Harmony
[07]. Sunrise
[08]. End of The Road
[09]. Wood Warm
[10]. The Prince

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Panorama - Medley Songs From The Arabian Heritage

Posted By Fido On Tuesday, June 30, 2009 0 comments

Solo Singers:

Mayada Bsilis
Assem Soukar
Ibrahim Kifo
Ihab Yaghi
Souheil Dibes
Khayla El Hosn

Arranged by:
Samir Kwefati

1. Al Mohafazat
2. Al Sh’abeah
3. Al Watan Al Arabi
4. Al Jazera Wa Al Forat
5. Al Ward
6. Al Lala

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Nadaka - The Lotus Trilogy

Posted By Fido On Tuesday, June 30, 2009 5 comments
See also Nadaka - The Lotus Of The Quiet Mind

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Fairuz - Safar Barlik (The Exile)

Posted By MiOd On Monday, June 29, 2009 1 comments

The film is set around 1914 when Lebanon was under the Ottoman Empire rule. The empire enslaved men to work for free. Abdou goes to get Adla the engagement ring but he's arrested with others and are taken to cut lumber. Meanwhile the Ottomans prevent the wheat from arriving to certain villages because they want to defuse the ongoing resistance operations led by Abou Ahmed. Adla travels to where some say Abdou is held prisoner and she meets with Abou Ahmed. She along other villagers start helping the resistance get the wheat to the people. When they accomplish their mission, Abou Ahmed, freed Abdou and others escape because now they're wanted, but on a promise to return and to continue fighting.

Quick Notes:
Unlike Rings for Sale, this film took full use of the scenery of the countryside in Lebanon. In the credits, it's mentioned that the film was shot on location in as many as eleven towns and villages. The film itself is more complex than Rings for Sale which was originally a musical play. The production value of Safarbarlek is very high and it shows from the re-creation of old cities, costumes, etc. I only had two problems, one was with some parts of the script, for instance how did Abdou know that Adla is at Oum Youssef's when he was trying to escape from the Ottomans the first time?

Things to look for:
1. Ya Tayr and Alamouni are both shot while Fairuz walks down the hills and valleys of the small towns exposing beautiful landscape which is nice to see and kind of authenticate the setting of the film.

Miscellaneous information:
1. Both Assy and Mansour play roles in this film. Assy has a more predominant character. He plays Abou Ahmed, the freedom fighter. Mansour role however is very small. I didn't even get his name in the movie.

1967 / Lebanon
Color / Approx. Time 115 minutes

Fairuz ... Adla
Nasri Shameseddine ... Elmoukhtar
Huda ... Zoumorod
Assy Rahbani ... Abou Ahmed
Berj Fazalian ... Re'fat Bek
Salah Tizani ... Abou Darwish
Salwa Haddad ... Oum Youssef
Joseph Nassif ... Elhasoon
Layla Karam ... Zahia
With Ihsan Sadek, Rafik Elsebaiey, Abdullah Homsi, Ahmed Khalifa, Samir Shames, Shafik Hassan, Ziad Mkouk, Eli Chouieri, Souhil Noumani, Mohamed Mar'ei, Samir Abou Nassif Mahmoud Mabsout, Fawzi Kiali, Sami Maksoud, Mansour Rahbani, Nouzha Younes and Mervat.

Phenicia Films
Distrubted by the United Trade and Cinema Company - Fernand Khoury and Nader El Attasy
Written by the Rahbani Brothers
Music and Songs Written by the Rahbani Brothers
Produced by Nader El Attasy
Director of Photography Claude Robin
Directed by Henry Barakat

Filmstock developed in L.T.C. labs - Paris
Shot in Kafoun, Dhour Elshoyer, Ellaklouk, Doma, Ba'abda, Jebayl, Bayt Shabab, Jedita, Elmetayn, Zahla and Beirut.
Sound Recoreded at Baalbeck Studios
Sound Engineer Stanley Khoury
Assistant Directors Youssef Sharfeddeen, Samir AbouNassif and Haddi Issa
Assistant Producer Omar Shama
Cinematic Effects Samir Lama
Edited by Mohamed Abbas
Assistant Editor Khalil Ghamash
Make-Up Nadine Frino
Assitants William Néme, Zekardia, Sarkis and Rafat Al Seda
Hair Dressers Samia Nehma
Costumes of Fairuz by Seebo Wojo
Set Design Said Elnaboulsi
Production Manager Saleh Elajem
Produced by Nadir El Attasy
Still Photography by Farouj Satasian
Camera Assistant Sarkis Kokanian
Artistic Consultant Elias Mata
Artistic Managment Sabri Sharif

Click here for pictures from the film.

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Tomatito - Barrio Negro

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, June 28, 2009 0 comments
Tomatito is one of the leaders of a movement that has been called flamenco nuevo, which combines Spanish flamenco guitar with other Latin forms. For this virtuoso Spanish guitarist/composer, elements of everything from Cuban to Brazilian music are fair game. Flamenco nuevo has been incredibly popular in Spain since the '90s, and one of its biggest sellers was Barrio Negro (which was released in Spain in 1991 and in the U.S. in 1993). This very fresh-sounding and largely instrumental CD shows that while Tomatito (who has major chops as well as plenty of soul) owes a great artistic debt to traditional flamenco, he isn't a traditionalist or a purist himself. Not at all. It is Tomatito's willingness to stretch and broaden flamenco that makes Barrio Negro the exciting album it is. ~ Alex Henderson, All Music Guide

1. Barrio Negro (rumba)
2. La Voz Del Tiempo (tangos)
3. Canailla (alegrias)
4. Armonias Del Romane (colombiana)
5. A Mi Tio 'El Nino Miguel' (bulerias)
6. Caminillo Viejo (tangos)
7. Callejon De Las Canteras (taranta)

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Posted By julio sotomayor On Friday, June 26, 2009 0 comments

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01. Himno Galleog
02. Foliada de Santiago
03. Foliada en Monforte
04. Alalá de Vilanova
05. Jota de Motrove
06. Farruquiña
07. Pandeirada de Abelenda
08. Foliada de San Xusto
09. Os Galeguiños
10. Jota de Cruceiros
11. Troula de Campaño
12. A patrona de Marin

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Persian Masteros-Collection 1:Mohammad-Reza Shajarian

Posted By Kochaye.Kharabat On Friday, June 26, 2009 6 comments

Mohammad Reza Shajarian (Persian: محمد رضا شجريان) (born September 23, 1940 in Mashhad, Iran) is an internationally and critically acclaimed Persian traditional singer, composer and Master (Ostad) of Persian music. A living legend of Persian classical music[1][2][3], Shajarian is also known for his mastery of Persian calligraphy and humanitarian activities.

Shajarian is considered as one of the most celebrated world music artists.[4]His best works have been in collaboration with Parviz Meshkatian, Mohammad Reza Lotfi, Hossein Alizadeh, and Faramarz Payvar. His singing is widely believed to be technically flawless, powerful, and strongly emotional. In Persian classical Dastgah music, singing is the most difficult art to master and Shajarian is the embodiment of the perfect singer and a major source of inspiration. In 1999 UNESCO in France presented him with the prestigious Picasso Award, one of Europe's highest honors.

  1. Abu Atta concert
  2. Ahange Vafa
  3. Arame Jan
  4. Asmane Eshgh
  5. Astane Janan
  6. Bahae Delkash
  7. Baharieh
  8. Beydae Aref
  9. Bidad
  10. Booye Baran
  11. Bote Chin
  12. Chavosh
  13. Dar Kheyal
  14. Del Shodegan
  15. Doode Oud
  16. Entezare De va khalvatgozideh
  17. Ey Harifan
  18. Mahour
  19. Majon e del
  20. Meye Nab
  21. Moammaye Hasti
  22. Nava, Morakab Khani
  23. Payame Nasim
  24. Peyvande Mehr
  25. Raze Del
  26. Robaiyyate Khayyam
  27. Rosvaye Del

Jazz Legends [3CD BOX SET]

Posted By Jazzmen On Thursday, June 25, 2009 3 comments

Jazz Legends - A Touch of Romance
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(01) [Joe Williams & Count Basie] I'm Beginning to See the Light
(02) [Louis Armstrong] Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
(03) [Al Hibbler with Count Basie and his Orchestra] Goin' to Chicago
(04) [Billy Eckstine] Tenderly
(05) [Dave Lambert & Buddy Stewart] Charge Account
(06) [Jon Hendricks] Stockholm Sweetin'
(07) [Jay McShann & His Sextet] I Want a Little Girl
(08) [Bing Crosby] The Song Is You
(09) [Buddy Rich] Between the Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
(10) [Chet Baker] The Touch of Your Lips
(11) [Jack Teagarden] T'ain't So Honey. T'ain't So
(12) [Louis Jordan] Is You Or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby)
(13) [Artur Prysock and Count Basie] I Could Have Told You
(14) [Mel Torme] Too Close For Comfort
(15) [The Oscar Peterson Trio] Gravy Waltz
(16) [Count Basie] Evenin'
(17) [Fred Astaire] I'm Building Up To An Awful Letdown

Jazz Legends - Our Favourite Things

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(01) [Billie Holyday] Please Don´t Talk About Me When I´m Gone
(02) [Betty Carter & Carmen Mcrae] Stolen Moments
(03) [Ella Fitzgerald] Squatty Roo
(04) [Dinah Washington] Crazy He Calls Me
(05) [Blossom Dearie] If I Were A Bell
(06) [Abbey Lincoln & Stan Getz] Up Jumped Spring
(07) [Ernestine Anderson] They Don´t Believe Me
(08) [Sarah Vaughn] Sometimes I´m Happy
(09) [Helen Merrill] You´re Lucky To Me
(10) [Anita O'day] I´ve Got The World On A String
(11) [Stan Getz & Astrid Gilberto] Only Trust Your Heart
(12) [Helen Humes] Blue And Sentimental
(13) [Betty Carter] My Favourite Things
(14) [Nina Simone] Don´t Explain
(15) [Shirley Horn] Just In Time
(16) [Morgana King] If You Could See Me Now

Jazz Legends - In The Wee Small Hours

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(01) [Johnny Hodges] Passion Flower (Aka A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing)
(02) [Illinois Jacquet] It s The Talk Of The Town
(03) [Erroll Garner] I ll Never Smile Again
(04) [Toots Thielemans] Laura
(05) [Dizzy Gillespie] Chelsea Bridge
(06) [Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster] Tangerine
(07) [Benny Carter] Street Scene
(08) [Wes Montgomery] It Was A Very Good Year
(09) [Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio] I Can t Get Started
(10) [Bill Evans & Jim Hall] All Across The City
(11) [Roy Elridge] Willow Weep For Me
(12) [Lionel Hampton] The High And The Mighty
(13) [Gerry Mulligan Sextet] In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
(14) [Oscar Peterson] A Child Is Born
(15) [Stuff Smith] I Wrote My Song
(16) [Stan Getz] I Remember Clifford
(17) [Kenny Burrel] Were You There

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Love Ballads: Late Night Jazz

Posted By Jazzmen On Thursday, June 18, 2009 1 comments
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Love Ballads: Late Night Jazz collects warm, romantic ballad material from a pretty strong array of artists, including Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, Mel Tormé, Lionel Hampton, Joe Williams, Gerry Mulligan, and more. Although it's better to hear most of these artists' work in its original context, this sampler does an excellent job of creating its intended mood, and it's a pretty strong listen as well. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide

(01) [Jim Hall] Sazanami
(02) [Dave Brubeck] Lullaby
(03) [Mel Torme] A Lovely Way to spend an Evening
(04) [Gary Mulligan] My funny Valentine
(05) [Jeanie Bryson] Some Cats Know
(06) [Jacques Loussier] Gymnopedie No.1
(07) [Oscar Peterson] Love Ballade
(08) [Jeremy Davenport] I Thought About You
(09) [Andre Previn] Laura
(10) [Lionel Hampton] God Bless The Child
(11) [Ray Brown] But Beautiful
(12) [George Shearing] How Beautiful is Night
(13) [Joe Williams] Here's to Life

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EL CABRERO-Fandangos Calañeses

Posted By julio sotomayor On Tuesday, June 16, 2009 5 comments
EL CABRERO-Fandangos Calañeses

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01. Calaña, viva Calaña (Fandangos de Calaña)

02. Calaña ya no es Calaña (Fandangos de Calaña)

03. Labrador de tierras altas (Fandangos Viejos)

04. El canto de la perdiz (Fandangos de Alosno)

05. A las claritas del día (Fandangos Naturales)

06. Sé la hora por el sol (Fandangos de Huelva)

07. A mi me llaman Cabrero (Fandangos de Alosno)

08. Sus hermanos lo devoran (Fandangos)

09. Es la que me dió la vida (Fandangos por Palanca)

10. Andalucía, qué mal vives (Fandangos)



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New Voices

Posted By Jazzmen On Tuesday, June 16, 2009 2 comments

Excelent choice of female jazz singers. Came with March 2008 issue of „Musica Jazz“ magazine.

[01]. Stacey Kent - This Can't Be Love [03:07]
[02]. Terez Montcalm - L.O.V.E. [03:45]
[03]. Roberta Gambarini - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / All The Things You Are [05:50]
[04]. Cristina Zavalloni - Trilha dos caranguejos [04:56]
[05]. Jamie Cullum - You And The Night And The Music [04:09]
[06]. Mina Agossi - Aloe [03:40]
[07]. Anne Ducros - Easy To Love [03:22]
[08]. Susi Hyldgaard - Baby. It's Cold Outside [03:56]
[09]. Ada Montellanico - L'alba di un incontro [05:45]
[10]. Nils Landgreen - Speak Low [04:35]
[11]. Stacey Kent - Dream Dancing [04:19]
[12]. Sara Lazarus - Taking A Chance On Love [04:10]
[13]. Carla Marcotulli - I'm Through With Love [04:09]
[14]. Silvana Deluigi - Sobre la tierra (Out Into The Fields) [02:50]
[15]. Rigmor Gustafsson - Always Something There To Remind Me [02:22]
[16]. Maria Joao - Fado [05:33]
[17]. Solveig Slettahjell - I Do [02:57]
[18]. Olivia Sellerio - Me gustan los estudiantes [04:55]

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Sundays Are For Jazz 1

Posted By Jazzmen On Monday, June 15, 2009 1 comments
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This CD sampler from the Triloka label includes 12 mainstream jazz selections specifically picked as perfect background music for a quiet Sunday morning. Among the highlights are "I'll Keep Loving You" performed by Freddie Redd, "My Funny Valentine" by Ritchie Beirach, "Flamenco Sketches" by George Coleman, and "Summertime" by the Andy Laverne Quartet. ~ Al Campbell, All Music Guide

(01). [Summertime - Andy Laverne Quartet] Summertime - Andy Laverne Quartet
(02). [Flamenco Sketches - Richie Beirach & George Coleman] Flamenco Sketches - Richie Beirach & George Coleman
(03). [Three Graces - Jeff Beal Quartet] Three Graces - Jeff Beal Quartet
(04). [Sunday Song - Richie Beirach] Sunday Song - Richie Beirach
(05). [Lonely - Dave Kikoski] Lonely - Dave Kikoski
(06). [Some Other Time - Richie Beirach] Some Other Time - Richie Beirach
(07). [For B.C. - Richie Beirach and George Coleman] For B.C. - Richie Beirach and George Coleman
(08). [Someday My Prince will Come - Andy Laverne Quartet] Someday My Prince will Come - Andy Laverne Quartet
(09). [My Funny Valintine - Richie Beirach] My Funny Valintine - Richie Beirach
(10). [I'll Keep Loving You - Freddie Redd] I'll Keep Loving You - Freddie Redd
(11). [For Miles - Jeff Beal Quartet] For Miles - Jeff Beal Quartet
(12). [Presistant Dreams - Dave Kikoski] Presistant Dreams - Dave Kikoski

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Ganjineh Volume 1- 4 CD

Posted By Kochaye.Kharabat On Monday, June 15, 2009 4 comments

Miles Davis - Miles in the Clouds

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, June 14, 2009 2 comments
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[02].My Man's Gone Now
[04].Here Come De Honey Man
[05].The Jitterbug Waltz
[06].It Ain't Necessarily So
[07].Miles Ahead
[08].My Ship
[09].New Rhumba
[12].Blues for Pablo
[13].Wild Man Blues
[14].The Duke
[15].I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (by Anyone But You)
[16].Bess, You is My Woman Now
[17].There's A Boat That's Leaving Soon for New York
[18].Poem for Brass

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Sara Lazarus with Bireli Lagrene's Gipsy Project - It's All Right With Me

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, June 14, 2009 1 comments
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Sara Lazarus is in no hurry. After the Delaware-born French emigré won first prize at the 1994 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, she waited over a decade to record her debut, 2005’s Give Me the Simple Life. To the benefit of jazz listeners, she didn’t wait long to record a followup: It’s All Right With Me finds the singer once again taking her time and making every word count, as if to imbue each syllable with the deepest possible meaning. The result is a fresh take on classic songs that avoids overindulgent flashiness.

Like her debut, which covered the well-worn theme of love, It’s All Right With Me recalls the Frank Sinatra concept albums of yesteryear. Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (Warner Brothers, 1967) comes to mind, but instead of bossa nova, Lazarus has opted for gypsy-influenced jazz, finding ideal support in Bireli Lagrène's Gipsy Project.

Lagrène's group owes an inescapable debt to Django Reinhardt, but his mastery of Reinhardt's buoyant sound is crucial to the album's success. Lagrène, who joined Lazarus for three cuts on Give Me the Simple Life, is an impressive virtuoso guitarist who liberally embellishes his solos with arpeggiated lines, flourishes and fast runs. His chops-oriented methodology is the perfect counterpoint to Lazarus' simpler melodic approach.

This does not mean that a technical weakness accounts for Lazarus' straightforward style. "Down With Love" demonstrates that she can deliver an emotionally rich performance at a fast tempo without succumbing to superfluous scat-singing. Likewise, Lagrène's contributions are not merely decorative; for example, his solo on "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" is typically ornate, but also suffused with much feeling.

The inclusion of a French ballad ("Dans Mon Ile"), along with exquisite string arrangements on three tracks, add elegance and variety to an already lovely album. At her own pace, Sara Lazarus has embarked on an impressive recording career; if she has more albums in her like It's All Right With Me, she can take all the time she needs.
Track listing: Gypsy in My Soul; Taking a Chance On Love; What a Little Moonlight Can Do; Embraceable You; It's All Right With Me; Dans Mon Ile; Deed I Do; Down With Love; Jim; The Way You Look Tonight; In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning; Cheek to Cheek.

Personnel: Sara Lazarus: vocals; Bireli Lagrène: guitar; Hono Winterstein: guitar; Diego Imbert: double bass; Andre Ceccarelli: drums; Raymond Gimenes: arrangements.

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Tomatito - Guitarra gitana (Gypsy Guitar)

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, June 14, 2009 2 comments

With this record, Tomatito achieved the greatest flamenco success in 1997. Laden with tangos and bulerías, and surrounded by great artists like Dieguito, Remedios Amaya, Raimundo Amador and Jorge Pardo, among others, it enjoyed a great reception, both by critics and in terms of sales. Tomatito presented this record on the most important stages in Spain and throughout the world.

Tomatitos's 'Guitarra gitana' (Gipsy Guitar) was the most successful flamenco album in Spain in 1997. Tomatito opens new paths in flamenco music in this album, with the help of Remedios Amaya, Raimundo Amador, Potito, Jorge Pardo...

1. Mundi Rumba
2. Amargo amanecer Tangos
3. Rincones de Lolés Bulerías
4. La Cuesta La Calí Minera
5. Al tío Juan Habichuela Soleá
6. A mi manera Tangos
7. La destemplá Bulerías
8. La Ardilla Alegrías
9. Montoya (Rondeña) Rondeña

Tomatito: guitar.
Guitar: Raimundo Amador, Juan Carmona & Paquete.
Voz: Dieguito, Remedios Amaya, Chonchi & Potito.
Percusión: Antonio Carmona & Ramón Porrinas.
Bajo: Antonio Ramos.
Violín: Bernardo Parrilla.
Flauta: Jorge Pardo.

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Sami Yusuf - Asma'u Allah 'H.Q'

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, June 14, 2009 1 comments
Sami Yusuf's 'Asma'u Allah'. The words of the song are praising Allah, it is taken from the Quran where all the 99 Names (attributes) of God are mentioned, called Asma'U Husna.


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Liu Fang - The Sound of Silk (FLAC)

Posted By Nada Brahma On Friday, June 12, 2009 1 comments
Liu Fang has an extraordinary focused, poised presence in her manner and her playing. In a lesser player this is just a trained formality; the body of material and techniques for her instruments is extremely highly developed, passed down through centuries. But Liu Fang’s total devotion to her playing has moved her beyond perfect execution to the creativity and flexibility that marks a true musician.
Liu Fang has an extraordinary focused, poised presence in her manner and her playing. In a lesser player this is just a trained formality; the body of material and techniques for her instruments is extremely highly developed, passed down through centuries. But Liu Fang’s total devotion to her playing has moved her beyond perfect execution to the creativity and flexibility that marks a true musician. Liu Fang, born and educated in Yunnan province of southwest China and now resident in Montreal, is best known as one of the world’s leading players of pipa, the dry-toned, teardrop-shaped Chinese four-string lute. Her occasional British performances have included a rain-soaked, noise-pollution afflicted one at Reading Womad a couple of years ago in which her concentration and undistracted excellence brought deserved acclaim from a dripping but entranced audience. Less known is her command of the less air-portable guzheng, the Chinese long-zither that is the parent to a family widespread in east and central Asia including the Japanese koto. Its strings – nowadays usually 20-25, each running over a movable bridge – are tuned to the appropriate mode, but in the tradition those notes are considered dead, meaningless, until animated by bends and vibrato achieved by the player pressing on the non-sounding lengths of the strings behind the bridges. Whereas in most of her recordings on the Philmultic label Liu Fang concentrates on pipa, for this elegantly packaged release on French label Accords Croisés three of the eleven tracks are guzheng solos, adding variety and giving a wider view of her musicianship. All the rest are pipa-led: four solo, two duets with Ballaké Sissoko’s kora, two with Henri Tournier on Indian bansuri transverse flute, and one with Algerian oud player Alla. She has an extraordinary focused, poised presence in her manner and her playing. In a lesser player this is just a trained formality; the body of material and techniques for her instruments is extremely highly developed, passed down through centuries. But Liu Fang’s total devotion to her playing has moved her beyond perfect execution to the creativity and flexibility that marks a true musician. The duets here are based on traditional themes but are improvising dialogues. For me those with the kora, one based on a Songhai melody from Mali, the other on a traditional tune from Kanding in southwest China, have the most direction, flow and balance between the players, whereas while the oud and bansuri enrich the tone-colour palette those pieces seem rather more tentative. The album has the sort of airy, reflective sound the instrumentation suggests, but there are bursts of wildness, particularly in the pipa solo The Dragon Boat, a modern piece composed in the 1960s by Lin Shicheng based on three folk tunes, in which Fang uses techniques of scratching, damping, aggressive rasqueado and fast tremolo (the latter involving an extraordinarily disciplined rippling of all five picking fingers).
1. High mountains and rippling waters (Guzheng solo, classical tradition) 2. Jasmine flowers (guzheng and bansuri) 3. The King Chu doffs his armour (pipa solo, classical tradition) 4. Primary meeting (pipa and kora) 5. The dragon boat (pipa solo) 6. Gold-embroidered tapestry (guzheng solo) 7. Kangding love-song (pipa and kora) 8. Autumn moon over the calm lake (guzheng solo) 9. Light wind in a cloud of falling snow-flakes (pipa and bansuri) 10. Autumn moon over the Han imperial palace (pipa solo) 11. A walk in the country of dreams (pipa and oud) Liu Fang: pipa, guzheng Alla: oud Ballake Sissoko: Kora Henri Tournier: Bansuri


Subhankar Banerjee - The Tabla Series (FLAC)

Posted By Nada Brahma On Friday, June 12, 2009 3 comments
Amongst his most celebrated performances have been those at the Fiftieth Anniversary celebrations of Pakistan and the Nobel Peace Prize Awards in Oslo.
At the age of five this musical wonder kid was placed under the tutelage of Shri Swapan Shiva, celebrated artiste and teacher of the Farukhabad Tabla Gharana. Since then he has been dedicating himself to the study of tabla, successfully absorbing material from maestros belonging to other Gharanas and traditions of tabla playing. He received awards in his early age from celebrities like Satyajit Ray, Pandit Ravi Shankar and the President of India in 1987. Training in vocal music from his childhood made him a competent singer as well as a sensitive and sympathetic tabla accompanist. In addition to being a reputed soloist, Subhankar is one of the most popular accompanists for many of the prominent musical celebrities of India including Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Ravi Shankar and Pt. Shivkumar Sharma. Over the last twenty years he has maintained a highly demanding schedule, annually clocking up thousands of miles and reaching all corners of the globe. Amongst his most celebrated performances have been those at the Fiftieth Anniversary celebrations of Pakistan and the Nobel Peace Prize Awards in Oslo.


Vijay Ghate - The Tabla Series (FLAC)

Posted By Nada Brahma On Friday, June 12, 2009 0 comments
Vijay has been performing since the age of sixteen and has toured worldwide with most of India's prominent musicians. As an accompanist he is a favourite with many of India's leading players including Hariprasad Chaurasia, Shivkumar Sharma, Kala Ramnath and Shahid Parvez.
Vijay Ghate is considered to be one of the most outstanding tabla players in the modern era of North Indian music. Born in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, Vijay showed an early inclination for rhythm which was fostered by his family. He moved to Mumbai to study with Pandit Suresh Talwalkar, an icon amongst tabla players of India, and one the most progressive and profound thinkers on tabla playing. Vijay has been performing since the age of sixteen and has toured worldwide with most of India's prominent musicians. As an accompanist he is a favourite with many of India's leading players including Hariprasad Chaurasia, Shivkumar Sharma, Kala Ramnath and Shahid Parvez. He is equally comfortable as a soloist as well as an accompanist to instrumentalists, vocalists and Kathak dancers, having a huge stock of repertoire, and a capacity to improvise and to play spontaneously according to the situation. As a soloist, he brings to the stage a distinctive vibrant energy which enhances both his creativity and technical acumen. For his solo repertoire Vijay draws on compositions and inspiration from all of the traditional six gharanas (major tabla schools) in his performance.


Jiang Ting - Dance (FLAC)

Posted By Nada Brahma On Friday, June 12, 2009 0 comments
As with Jiang Ting's first recording, Dance was recorded in the same Italian church situated on a mountain in the countryside near the medieval town of Lucca. However, unlike her first album, which was recorded at 96 kHz, this new release was recorded at 176.4 kHz with 24 bit resolution technology. For this new recording as well, she acquired a new Pipa which is richer in harmonics.
"Dance" is the second album by Chinese Pipa virtuoso Jiang Ting. More accessible than her solo debut on MA ("Voice of the Pipa" - M061A), the album includes some of the most famous music in contemporary Chinese culture, including a unique duet arrangement of "The Olive Tree", the 1970's movie theme known to virtually every modern Chinese. In this recording Jiang Ting also makes her singing debut, the lyrics as follows: Don't ask where I come from, my hometown is far away Why do you room, roam so far? For the little birds flying In the sky For the softly flowing streams In the mountains For the broad grasslands I roam, roam so far And for the olive tree, The olive tree in my dreams Don't ask where I come from, my hometown is far away Why do you roam, roam so far? For the olive tree in my dreams As with Jiang Ting's first recording, "Dance" was recorded in the same Italian church situated on a mountain in the countryside near the medieval town of Lucca. However, unlike her first album, which was recorded at 96 kHz, this new release was recorded at 176.4 kHz with 24 bit resolution technology. For this new recording as well, she acquired a new Pipa which is richer in harmonics. Finally, but just as important, is the guest appearance by Jia Pengfang, the famous Er Hu/Chinese violin player who lives & concertizes in Japan.


Jiang Ting - The Voice of the Pipa (FLAC)

Posted By Nada Brahma On Friday, June 12, 2009 1 comments
Voice of the Pipa is Jiang Ting`s first recording outside of China, where her debut was released in the late 1990`s. The project was recorded in a small church, “Chiesa di S. Colombano” in the mountains outside the beautiful city of Lucca, in the Toscana region of Italia.
With a history of more than 2000 years, the Chinese Pipa is one of that culture`s oldest and most elegant instruments. When first seen in China, (having arrived from India by way of the Silk Road sometime during the Han and Tang Dynasties), the Pipa, being a plucked instrument, was verbally described to sound like “pi~pa~pi~pa.”. Originally round, the Pipa was a highly regarded instrument of the court. Over the centuries however, with influence from Iran, the current pear shape evolved and the Pipa became more widely accepted and heard in entertainment and ritual genres outside the court. While the four strings, tuned A D E A, were originally made of silk, the modern 3 octave Pipa uses steel strings, allowing for more projection and volume. The number of frets has increased over the years, the most common Pipa now having 26 frets and 6 ledges. The frets are very deeply cut, allowing for the player to bend notes by depressing the strings, as opposed to bending them sideways as in western guitar performance. The modern player, almost always female, uses her nails, (now almost always artificial) in performance techniques that have evolved over the centuries to include 1) Backward and forward four finger tremolo strumming 2) Harmonics 3) Pizzicato 4) Fretted pitch bending The shallow body of the Pipa is made of hollowed out, varnished teak, while the soundboard is made of wutong wood (firmiana plantanifolia). There are two tuning pegs on each side of the neck, the top of which is almost always carved, depicting a flower, dragon head, phoenix tail, bat or other abstract design. In contemporary performance, the Pipa is perpendicularly placed on the left part of the seated performer`s lap, while the neck and head are positioned close to the performers left ear. More ancient practice dictates a more horizontal positioning of the instrument. Of Chinese heritage, Jiang Ting was born in Inner Mongolia in the beginning of the 1970`s. Her Pipa studies commenced when she was seven years old, her first teacher being her mother. At the age of ten, she went alone to Beijing to continue her studies, starting in the primary school associated with the Central State Conservatory. In 1996 she won first prize in the national Pipa performance contest, receiving her Conservatory graduation certificate in 1997. Since July 1997, Jiang Ting been living in Japan where she has performed with orchestras, on television and continues to concertise throughout the country. “Voice of the Pipa” is Jiang Ting`s first recording outside of China, where her debut was released in the late 1990`s. The project was recorded in a small church, “Chiesa di S. Colombano” in the mountains outside the beautiful city of Lucca, in the Toscana region of Italia. Explainations of the Pieces: "A Bride Beyond the Great Wall" (ancient traditional) This old piece is based on the famous story of Wang Zhaojun, a woman who lived during the Han dynasty who was sent to 'Sai-wai' (the northern frontier beyond the Great Wall) to marry for political reasons, with a king of the nomadic 'Xiongnu' tribe. Wang Zhaojun is famous as one of the 'Four Beauties' of ancient China and was also very good at playing the pipa. The story goes that she missed her family and played the pipa every night, longing for her hometown. The tune deeply expresses the loneliness she experienced during her life in cold 'Sai-wai.' "Pleading" - from "Ballad of Pipa" (composed by Wu Houyuan) A long epic poem, "Ballad of Pipa" is a masterpiece by Bai Juyi who lived during the Tang dynasty. This ancient tale depicts an old woman who was once famous for her pipa performance in the Emperor's Court, However, her status is diminished and she deplores her own existence while solemnly playing her pipa alone. Bai Juyi, who was in the depths of political despair, associated her music with her own life. Wu Houyuan was deeply impressed by this poem and composed "Pleading." Mr. Wu, an accomplished pipa player, was quite successful in utilizing the pipa's characteristic technique in this work. "The Spirit of Calligraphy" (composed by Chen yi) This is a modern pipa composition written in the late 20th century. Ms. Chen tries expressing the spirit of Chinese calligraphy thru completely different artistic measures - pipa music. 'Kai-shu,' a type of Chinese calligraphy, consists of eight ways of writing with the Calligrapher's brush holding, raising, suspending, subduing, softening, strengthening, unhurrying, and hurrying. Each of these writing "features" is expressed through various playing techniques of the pipa. "Caprice" (composed by Jiang Ting) Jiang Ting holds her pipa and just plays what crosses her mind naturally. "The Last Hero's Ballad" (ancient traditional) This piece describes the battle between 'Chu' and 'Han' in 202 B.C. At this battle, the unbeatable 'Chu' hero, Xiang Yu, was finally defeated by Liu Bang of the 'Han.' Xiang Yu bade farewell to his beloved Lady Yu and killed himself by the Wujiang River. The atmosphere is tragic throughout the piece, allowing one to vividly imagine the battle field through the many exotic sounds of the pipa. "Green Waist" Dance Music (composed by Yang Jieming) "Green Waist" is a famous dance piece of the Tang dynasty era with the numerous kinds of dance steps expressed through the pipa`s performance techniques.


EL SEVILLANO- Juerga y bautizo-FLAC

Posted By julio sotomayor On Thursday, June 11, 2009 0 comments
EL SEVILLANO- Juerga y bautizo

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01. Juerga y bautizo
02. Muy lejos
03. La niña cojita
04. Por qué mentir
05. En memoria de Chacón
06. Este es mi caliz
07. Perlas del mar
08. Curro vega
09. sin ronear
10. Eso no puede ser

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Musighi-ye Dastgaahi-ye Iran

Posted By Kochaye.Kharabat On Wednesday, June 10, 2009 4 comments

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1.Zelli(Avvaz-e Abu'ataa)
Rezaa-Gholi Mirzaa-Zelli (1906 – 1945), vocalist and master of Persian radif repertoire was one of the best masters of Persian vocal music. He studied Persian vocal music under the training of Abol-Hassan Eghbaal (one of the greatest masters of Persian vocal music) and Aaref Ghazvini (social activist and one of the greatest tasnif composers in Iran). Zelli played concerts and recorded some pieces of his voice accompanied by instrumentalists such as Moshir-Homaayun Shahrdaar (pianist), Abol-Hassan Sabaa (violin). He passed away at the age of 38.


Yahyaa (Haarun) Zarpanje, Jewish tar player, was born in Tehran, Iran (Persia), about 1897. His father, Rabi’ was a singer and daayere (Persian frame drum) player. His brother, Musaa, was also tar player. Yahyaa started playing tar during his childhood with his brother, Musaa, and then he became the student of the very famous tar and setar player, Darvish Khaan and Aaghaa Hossein-Gholi, the greatest tar player and master of radif repertoire. He was called Yahyaa Kolang (Kolang literally means pick!) by Darvish Khaan because his tar plectrums were very strong and powerful. Yahyaa Zarpanje was very serious practicing tar and everyday he used to play for many hours. He made some trips to Esfahaan, Rasht and Shiraaz (some important cities of Iran) and performed some concerts there, and people loved his music. Fortunately, he recorded some of his tar pieces on gramophone disks. He passed away at the age of 35.

3 and 4 Haaig

Haaig is an Armenian Kamaanche player and in this recording Saashaa Taarkhaaniyaan has accompanied him with Armenian tar on the first side. It is guessed that this record was recorded in the 1930's.

5 and 6Ghamar

Ghamar-ol-Moluk Vaziri, the most famous vocalist of Persian art music, was born in 1905. In childhood she lost her mother while her father had died too, so her grandmother became her guardian. Her grandmother, Molla-Kheyr-on-Nessaa (titled to Eftekhaar-oz-Zaakerin), was singer of the Rozekhaani ceremonies (religious ceremony) and Ghamar accompanied her and participated in the ceremonies. This was her first acquaintance with the Persian vocal music of the Rozekhaani genre. Their house was in the Sangalaj district of Tehran.

When Ghamar's grandmother went to Karbalaa on pilgrimage of Emaam Hossein's shrine; she stayed at the house of her cousin (the wife of Majd-os-Sanaaye') where musical gatherings (Mahfel-e-Musighi) were held, and great masters of Persian music such as Darvish Khaan (very famous master of tar and setar), Rokn-ed-Din Khaan Mokhtaari (composer and master of violin), Haaji Khaan Eyn-od-Dole (very famous master of tonbak) and Shaah-zaadeh Hessaam-os-Saltane (multi-instrumentalist) were playing. Through this, she became more acquainted with Persian music and she was invited in a wedding ceremony where the great master of tar, Mortezaa Neydaavud was invited too.

When she sang in the wedding ceremonies privately, Ostaad Neydaavud played tar and asked her to sing again and she sang again and the Ostaad loved her voice and invited her to attend his class in order to learn the radif repertoire of Persian music. She went to his class and very soon she became one of the best singers of Iran. Their first concert was at the salon of the Grand Hotel about 1924. Then again their second concert was at the Palace Cinema located in the Laalezaar Street of Tehran.

So she became more famous and was acquainted with famous poets and writers of her time. Gradually she recorded many gramophone disks and performed many concerts with the tar of her master and colleague Ostaad Neydaavud and she became more and more famous. What money that Ghamar earned she shared among the poor people and when she passed away in August 5, 1959, she was poor.

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The Institut Du Monde Arabe Series [Re-Up]

Posted By MiOd On Tuesday, June 09, 2009 5 comments
The Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA) or Arab World Institute (AWI), in English, was established in 1980 in Paris, when 18 Arab countries concluded an agreement with France to establish the Institute to disseminate information about the Arab world and set in motion detailed research to cover Arabic and the Arab world’s cultural and spiritual values. The Institute also aims at promoting cooperation and cultural exchanges between France and the Arab world, particularly in the areas of science and technology, thus contributing to development of relations between the Arab world and Europe. Libya joined the agreement in 1984.
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Egypte (Series)
Syrie (Series)
Yemen (Series)
Morocco (Series)

Credits to "King Firas, AmbroseBierce, goldfinger, salahudin ,R & Others..many thanks" =)

Orientalia - Choir Of The Faculty Of Music - Kaslik University

Posted By Fido On Monday, June 08, 2009 7 comments

Conductor: Aida Chalhoub Ziade
Producer: Louis Hage.
A collection of traditional, classical and andalousian music and songs

Links: Oriental I / Oriental II / Oriental III / Oriental IV

See also part 5

Yanni:The collection

Posted By Kochaye.Kharabat On Monday, June 08, 2009 5 comments
I thought to share all the albums that I had collected and bought. So enjoy Soon I am going to add two more albums. I am just waiting for them.

Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (50th Anniversary)

Posted By Jazzmen On Thursday, June 04, 2009 1 comments
Sketches of Spain [50th Anniversary Legacy Edition]
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More than likely, the serious Miles Davis fan has already bought Sketches of Spain in numerous editions before, from its original CD issue to two different remasters -- and some have purchased it as part of the Miles Davis & Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings box set as well. This 50th Anniversary Legacy Edition will more than likely be either for the serious Miles collector, or for a newcomer to the recordings of Davis and Evans. Since the single-CD issue of Sketches of Spain is still available, it remains to be seen who this 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition set -- which contains no unreleased music -- will appeal to; but it is a handsome issue and does contain a couple of nice bonuses to make it attractive. Along with the original album is a 70-minute bonus disc filled with alternate takes and extra tracks. There are four different takes of "Concerto de Arjanuez (Adagio)," including a two-part, alternate take version that lasts in total about 20 minutes; a stellar live version which is the only one that took place, and a brief alternate ending. In addition to other alternates of album pieces are "Maids of Cadiz," which showcases the first Spanish composition that Evans adapted for Miles, and "Teo," from the Someday My Prince Will Come sessions. It was included because of its symbiotic relationship to "Solea," on Sketches of Spain. Also included on the bonus disc is a large .pdf file that is in essence a digital booklet with rare photos, press clippings, and previously unpublished documents related to the recordings sessions for the album. This version also comes with a new liner essay by Gunther Schuller. Again, the more casual Miles listener, and even the purchaser of his classic albums, may hesitate, but for the more serious jazz aficionado, it is somewhat revelatory to hear the bonus material prepared and sequenced in this context; and the extra digital booklet -- given the attractive price of the set -- makes it tough to resist.


[01].Concierto de Aranjuez (Adagio)
[02].Will O' The Wisp
[03].The Pan Piper
[06].Song Of Our Country


[01].The Maids Of Cadiz
[02].Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio)
[03].Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio) (part one, alternate take)
[04].Concierto De Aranjuez (part two, alternate take)
[05].Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio) (alternate ending)
[06].The Pan Piper (take 1)
[07].Song Of Our Country (take 9)
[08].Song Of Our Country (take 14)
[09].Saeta (full version of master)
[10].Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio) (Live)

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out (50th Anniversary)

Posted By Jazzmen On Thursday, June 04, 2009 1 comments
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The year 1959 could easily go down as the one of most important years in the history of recorded jazz. In addition to Miles Davis' Kind of Blue (Columbia), it saw the release of the Dave Brubeck Quartet's groundbreaking LP Time Out. Columbia Records got the risky inclination to release the album's third track, the Paul Desmond-penned title song, as a single and it went on to become the first jazz single to sell one million copies. Despite the fact that "Take Five" might be one of the top three most-recognized jazz recordings ever, the album's history shows that it almost wasn't even released. According to Brubeck (in an interview included on a bonus DVD), Time Out made Columbia executives extremely skeptical on three major counts. First, Brubeck wanted to feature nothing more than an abstract painting on the cover. Second, the execs feared the album's groundbreaking, unconventional time signatures wouldn't hold up in dance halls. Third, all of the tunes were originals, meaning standards like "Stardust" and "Body and Soul" wouldn't pad the more unfamiliar works. Luckily, company President Goddard Lieberson believed in Brubeck's vision, resulting in what remains today as one of music's undisputed masterpieces. The aforementioned DVD that comes with it includes a 30-minute interview conducted in 2003 with a lively and reflective Brubeck where he discusses in great detail the album's origin, as well as that of each individual track. The DVD also features an interactive, multi-angle "piano-lesson" where the viewer can toggle through four different camera angles that simultaneously shoot Brubeck performing a solo version of "Three to Get Ready." The crown jewel of this edition, however, has to be the bonus disc featuring the same quartet from Time Out in various performances at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1961, '63 and '64. It's hard to describe the thrill of listening to this classic ensemble playing at its very best and to audiences whose enthusiasm equals that of the performers on stage. Highlights include the haunting, noir-ish "Koto Song," as well as Brubeck's magnificent solo work on "Pennies From Heaven."

[01].Blue Rondo a La Turk
[02].Strange Meadow Lark
[03].Take Five
[04].Three to Get Ready
[05].Kathy's Waltz
[06].Everybody's Jumpin'
[07].Pick Up Sticks

[01].St. Louis Blues
[02].Waltz Limp
[03].Since Love Had Its Way
[04].Koto Song
[05].Pennies from Heaven
[06].You Go to My Head
[07].Blue Rondo a La Turk
[08].Take Five

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Poly, Sua Guitarra Havaiana e Seu Conjunto

Posted By julio sotomayor On Thursday, June 04, 2009 0 comments
Poly, Sua Guitarra Havaiana e Seu Conjunto
Maestro Poly was a master in the hawaian slide guitar. The exquisite coloured sound of his instrument get the highest expression between the years of 1957 to 1960. A time when he and his orchestra has featured dozen recordings, radio and live appearences. Always helping to enchance the performances of our most importante artists. We present here the intrumental exotic sound of Poly & Seu Conjunto in these compacto-duplo recorded in between 59 & 60. The tracks was originally part of the long playing album "Ouvindo-Te" [1960 Chantecler CMG 2088]: "O Ébrio" a huge sucess by Vicente Celestino; "Favela" a samba-canção of great expression composed by Roberto Martins & Waldemar Silva; "Perdão Emília" curiously credited as N. N.; "Longe dos Olhos" by Christóvão de Alencar & Djalma Ferreira. As a bonus track we did include "Nunca Mais" a stunning seresta by Paraguassú, taken also from the "Ouvindo-Te" long play. All in perfect high fidelity. Remaster by adesign. Thiago Mello

01 O Ébrio [Vicente Celestino]
02 Favela [Roberto Martins, Waldemar Silva]
03 Perdão Emília [N. N.]
04 Longe dos Olhos [Christóvão de Alencar, Djalma Ferreira]
05 Nunca Mais [Paraguassú] [bonus track]

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Rabih Abou-Khalil - Odd Times

Posted By MiOd On Thursday, June 04, 2009 1 comments
Oud Virtuoso Rabih Abou-Khalil - Discography
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Odd Times is Rabih Abou-Khalil's first live album. Since it would be impractical to assemble all of the guests he has had on his albums over the years, Abou-Khalil has gone in the other direction and pared his ensemble down to what is for him the bare bones: himself on oud, Howard Levy on harmonica, Michel Godard on tuba and serpent (an antique form of the tuba), Mark Nauseef on drums, and Nabil Khaiat on frame drums. Most live albums contain well-known pieces from the artist's studio repertoire; in contrast, Odd Times is mostly new material. In general, the album is a mix of shapeless, overlong attempts at atmosphere ("Elephant Hips") and fairly bouncy and fun items ("Q-Tips"). The pared-down lineup is engaging because Abou-Khalil's oud and Godard's tuba are more prominent; unfortunately, Levy's harmonica is also pronounced, and simply clashes with the entire project of fusing Arabic music and jazz. Though in all fairness, on "The Happy Sheik" Levy sets aside his usual cadences in favor of something more bluesy that melds better with its surroundings. The album closes with a vibrant performance of "Rabou-Abou-Kabou," one of Abou-Khalil's best songs. ~ Kurt Keefner, All Music Guide
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[01]. The Sphinx and I
[02]. Dr. Gieler's Prescription
[03]. Elephant Hips
[04]. Q-Tips
[05]. Son of Ben Hur
[06]. The Happy Sheik
[07]. One of Those Days
[08]. Rabou-Abou-Kabou

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Sardaigne. Musique de bergers et chants

Posted By Admin On Wednesday, June 03, 2009 0 comments
Choeur de Neoneli
Sardaigne. Musique de bergers et chants, 1979 (1994)
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Track Listings
(01). Ballu tundu neonelesu
(02). Per la morte di guido rossa
(03). Natale
(04). Ballo sardo
(05). Sa ninnia
(06). Ballo sardo, inst.
(07). Mutos
(08). Ballo sardo, inst.
(09). Ballu e trese
(10). Gosos
(11). Saludu a sos emigrados sardos
(12). Ballo sardo, inst.

Tonino Cau - Vocals
Alberto Zucca - Vocals
Nicola Loi - Vocals
Badore Loddo - Vocals
Peppino Marotto - vocals
Attilio Scroccu - launeddas

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Didjeridoo. Musique aborigène d'Australie

Posted By Admin On Wednesday, June 03, 2009 2 comments
Didjeridoo. Musique aborigène d'Australie, 1996 (1969)
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1. The chant of the Port Keats men 10:08
2. Maribata aborigine language 2:09
3. Chants of the old men from Bathurst Island 1:46
4. Chants from Mainor 3:40
5. Jack Chadum sings with his brother Ronnie Bamyli 5:31
6. Music from Korobori 8:02
7. Chants of the Rembaranka tribe 6:36
8. Chants of the Rittarunga tribe 6:48

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The best of Shakti

Posted By Kochaye.Kharabat On Wednesday, June 03, 2009 4 comments

Mastan va Homy

Posted By Kochaye.Kharabat On Wednesday, June 03, 2009 4 comments

Shakti John McLauglin & Zakir Hussain Jazz a Vienne 2004

Posted By Kochaye.Kharabat On Tuesday, June 02, 2009 3 comments

Chen Zhong - Chine. Hommage à Chen Zhong

Posted By Admin On Monday, June 01, 2009 3 comments
Chen Zhong
Hommage à Chen Zhong
Chen Zhong (1919-2002) was a great master of Chinese music, a multi-instrumentalist particularly renowned for his skill on the xun and xiao flutes. He first gained international recognition in 1994, at the age of 75, with an overseas tour that included Japan, France and Switzerland. Zhong was recorded by Radio France in 1995 (Ocora C560090) and it was the success of that association that led to the release of these serene and intimate ensemble recordings, previously only available in China

(01). Xun feng qu
(02). Yangguan san die
(03). Gaoshan liushui
(04). Xigong ci
(05). Zhuangtai qiu si
(06). Chu ge
(07). Foshang dian
(08). Guanshan yue
(09). Chu shui lian
(10). Pu'an zhou

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Le Festival au Désert [Festival in the Desert]

Posted By Admin On Monday, June 01, 2009 0 comments
Le Festival au Désert
Exil 3098-2, 2003

01. Takamba Super Onze - Super 11 4:46
02. Afel Bocoum - Buri Baalal 5:00
03. Tartit - Tihar Bayatin 3:02
04. Robert Plant & Justin Adams - Win My Train Fare Home 6:03
05. Sedoum Ehl Aida - Ya Moulana 3:19
06. Lo'Jo + Django - Jah Kas Cool Boy 5:01
07. Oumou Sangare - Wayena 3:01
08. Ali Farka Toure - Karaw 4:56
09. Tinariwen - Aldachan Manin 3:38
10. Adama Yalomba - Politique 3:12
11. Tidawt - Ariyalan 2:11
12. Ludovico Einaudi & Ballake Sissoko - Chameaux 3:46
13. Kel Tin Lokiene - Ihama 2:45
14. Kwal + Foy-Foy - Le Juge Ment 4:01
15. Tinde - Wana 3:10
16. Aicha Bint Chighaly - Koultouleili-Khalett La 4:19
17. Igbayen - Oubilalian 2:22
18. Baba Salah - Fady Yeina 2:10
19. Blackfire - What Do You See 3:39
20. Django - Laisse-Moi Dire 2:34

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L'Arpeggiata - La Tarantella. Antidotum Tarantulae

Posted By Admin On Monday, June 01, 2009 0 comments
Les Flemmes d'Enfer / Flames of Hell. Best of Cajun and Zydeco Tradition (Swamp Music, Vol.I), 1989
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A fascinating, original crossover of folk and classical, with the musicians of the early music ensemble L’Arpeggiata joining the illustrious singers Galeazzi and Beasley, performed on modern and ancient instruments including chitarra battente, lutes, harp, psaltry. It's a mix of traditional songs and composed works form the 17th century, which gives it a unique and uncompromising quality.
With Alfio Antico, Eero Palviainen, Marcello Vitale and many other fine musicians. Includes detailed notes in French and English.

In 1630 a strange disease called “Tarantism” struck Italy. It was attributed to a spider’s bite with alternating symptoms of exaltation and prostration. Tarantella are enchanting songs and dances meant to heal the patient by creating a state of trance.

01. La Carpinese
02. Lu gattu la sonava la zampogna
03. Tarantella Napoletana, tono hypodorico
04. Lu passariellu
05. Lamento dei mendicanti
06. Luna luneda
07. Ah, vita bella!
08. Tarantella del Gargano
09. Pizzicarella mia
10. Silenzio d'amuri
11. Tarantella calabrese
12. Sogna fiore mio
13. Tarantella italiana
14. Tu bella ca lu tieni lu pettu tundu
15. Pizzica ucci
16. Lu povero 'ntonuccio
17. Antidotum tarantulae

Lucilla Galeazzi - chant
Marco Beasley - chant, tamburi a cornice
Alfio Antico - chant, tamburi a cornice
Christina Pluhar - harpe baroque, théorbe, guitare baroque, chitarra battente
Eero Palviainen - archiluth, guitare baroque
Edin Karamazov - colascione, archiluth
Marcello Vitale - chitarra battente, guitare baroque
Eduardo Eguez - guitare baroque, chitarra battente
Elisabeth Seitz - psaltérion
Johanna Seitz - lirone, viole
Paulina Van Laarhoven - lirone, viole
Pierre Boragno - cornemuse
Michèle Claude - percussions

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