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CD ACT Veneri Pohjola: Aurora

In stoc

2009

Verneri Pohjola / trumpet
Juhani Aaltonen & Pepa Paivinen / reeds
Ilmari Pohjola / trombone
Aki Rissanen / piano
Antti Lotjonen & Pekka Pohjola / bass
Joonas Riippa / drums
Meta4 string quartet

Pohjola is a name with great symbolic power in Finland. It is the main place in the national epic poem Kalevala, and the surname of one of the country’s best known jazz musician families. With Aurora, trumpeter Verneri Pohjola is now creating quite a stir outside his homeland. In Finland his debut won the Emma award as leader, the Finnish Grammy, as “Best Jazz Album of 2009”.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ECM Records Jan Garbarek: Witchi Tai To

In stoc

1975

Jan Garbarek - saxofon tenor si sopran
Bobo Stenson - pian
Palle Danielsson - bas
Jon Christensen - tobe

editie Touchstones - format mini-vinil replica, coperti gatefold, cartonate

In the mid-1970s there was no European jazz group more popular than the Garbarek-Stenson Quartet, and Witchi-Tai-To was voted ‘Record of the Year 1974/75’ in Jazz Forum’s poll. Down Beat gave the album a five-star review: “Those who think that contemporary music from Europe lacks soul-fire are hereby advised to listen to Witchi-Tai-To.” Bobo Stenson: “The quartet had a chemistry that I’ve very rarely known, and I look back at the whole period as a happy and creative time.” The wide-open programme includes tunes by Carla Bley and Don Cherry as well as the title track composed by Jim Pepper.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD Decca Puccini: Turandot ( Mehta - Sutherland, Pavarotti, Caballe ) CD + BluRay Audio

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1973 ( editia 2014 ) - Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Montserrat Caballe, Nicolai Ghiaurov, London Philharmonic Orchestra ( dirijor Zubin Mehta ) - “Sutherland gives an intensely appealing interpretation, while Pavarotti gives a performance equally imaginative. Mehta directs a gloriously rich and dramatic performance. Still the best-sounding Turandot on CD.” Penguin

Presented on 2CDs + High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray disc containing the complete opera in 24-Bit audio.

Remastered in ultra-high quality 96kHz/24-bit audio at Abbey Road Studios in 2014 under the supervision of long-term Decca balance engineer Philip Siney.

  • Numar discuri: 3
  • Gen muzica: Opera

CD ECM Records Eberhard Weber: Pendulum

In stoc

1993

Eberhard Weber - bas

Music Archives : "This is definitely not Eberhard Weber's most accessible album, but it is one of his very best. In fact, it can stand head-and-shoulders next to masterpieces like Yellow Fields and Silent Feet in spite of being very different from those two albums. This otherworldly music is produced entirely by Weber himself with the assistance of an echo unit, and the results are unlike anything you've ever heard. Don't expect a typical bass soloist album: at times, it sounds like there are at least five different players/instruments (including percussion) performing at one time. Much thought has gone into the final product, as these are wholly-conceived compositions, not rambling solos."

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ECM Records Old And New Dreams: Playing

In stoc

1981
Don Cherry - trompeta, pian
Dewey Redman - saxofon tenor, musette
Charlie Haden - contrabas
Ed Blackwell - tobe

Don Cherry este unul dintre marii trompetisti ai lumii, subestimat si mai putin cunoscut. Ed Blackwell este unul dintre poetii tobelor, un tobosar care nu bate ci canta la tobe. Dewey Redman este un saxofonist care a inceput cu free jazz la scoala lui Ornette si a continuat prin colaborari cu cvartetul american al lui Jarrett. Despre Charlie Haden nu ar mai fi mare lucru de adaugat, poate cel mai cunoscut nume din grup.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ECM Records Miroslav Vitous: Universal Syncopations

In stoc

2003

Miroslav Vitous - contrabas
Jan Garbarek - saxofon tenor si sopran
Chick Corea - pian
John McLaughlin - chitara
Jack DeJohnette - tobe
Wayne Bergeron - trompeta
Valerie Ponomarev - trompeta, Flugelhorn
Isaac Smith - trombon

Featuring an all-star band under the leadership of the Czech bassist Miroslav Vitous, co-founder of Weather Report. Listening to the still adventurous veterans John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette and Jan Garbarek improvise collectively, you think „my goodness, real music.” [ Mike Zwerin, International Herald Tribune ]

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ECM Records Heinz Holliger: Machaut-Transkriptionen

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Swiss composer Heinz Holliger’s Machaut-Transkriptionen is comprised of a spacious cycle of pieces written over a ten year period beginning in 2001.

An imaginative re-investigation of the work of the great 14th century French composer-poet Guillaume de Machaut, it is scored for four voices and three violas. Note-for-note transcriptions of Machaut give way to Holliger’s increasingly creative refractions of the music. As Holliger notes, his in-depth study of Machaut opened up new vistas for his compositional activity and his admiration for the source material is mirrored in the outstanding performances of the violists and singers.

The Machaut-Transkriptionen proves a perfect vehicle for the Hilliard Ensemble’s set skills as interpreters of both old and new music, and this recording, made in 2010 in Zürich, captures the vocal group at the heights of its powers.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Contemporana

CD ECM Records Carolin Widmann - Mendelssohn / Schumann

In stoc

2016

Carolin Widmann - vioara
Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Concerto For Violin And Orchestra Op. 64
Robert Schumann - Violin Concerto Op.23

Certainly, the Concerto finds Schumann staring into the abyss, but its slow movement, in particular, has an otherworldly atmosphere that is profoundly affecting. Carolin Widmann and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe give a deeply-felt account of it, and are no less expressive in the beautiful second subject of the opening movement. [ Misha Donat BBC Music Magazine ]

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Clasica

CD ECM Records Arvo Part: Passio

In stoc

Martie 1988

The Hilliard Ensemble, Lynne Dawson, Michael George, Elizabeth Layton, Melinda Maxwell, Elisabeth Wilson, Catherine Duckett, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, Western Wind Chamber Choir / dirijor - Paul Hillier

Arvo Part: Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Secundum Joannem ( 1982 )


Part's long-form The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to St. John dramatizes the apostle John's account of the arrest and crucifixion of Jesus. The form he adopts sounds as though it were centuries old, with its choral orchestration. But his choice of instruments, his choice of chords, his phrasing, and the basic construction of the piece itself are all based on 20th century ideas, most notably his own innovation, the "tintinnabuli" method. The overall sound is significantly bigger than the small ensemble performing it; this is an innovative work, despite the classic subject matter. The text is taken verbatim from the Vulgate. [ AllMusic ]

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Contemporana

CD ECM Records Arvo Part: Miserere

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Compozitor - Arvo Part / Interpreteaza: The Hilliard Ensemble ( dirijor Paul Hillier), Orchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn, Western Wind Chamber Choir (dirijor Dennis Russell Davies), Sarah Leonard, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, Pierre Favre

"This recording shows a different side of Arvo Part's compositional work. The title composition has unusual instrumentation: winds and brass, choir and soloists, electric guitar, and bass guitar. The lyrics come slowly, one word per bar at a near pppp volume level.

The text comes from Psalm 51, David's "Have Mercy on Me" psalm, before bursting like an apocalyptic fire into the classic "Dies Irae," a tremendous assault of holy terror best listened to in the dark by the fireplace. "Festina Lente" is a shorter work for strings and harp -- short, brisk, and entertaining, developed from a single melody. [AllMusic]

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Contemporana

CD ECM Records Ghazal: The Rain

In stoc

Mai 2001
Kayhan Kalhor - kamancheh
Shujaat Husain Khan - sitar, voce
Sandeep Das - tabla

Recorded live in Berne, Switzerland, The Rain is divided into three long-form improvisations on traditional motifs, averaging 18 minutes each. “Fire” opens with a blush of sitar, a splash of sun on the well-worn path of the kamancheh’s tearful song. The expectation in Khan’s singing, indistinguishably potent through throat and string, marks that path with a mapmaker’s intuition. Khan’s voice is almost startling, providing that moment of satori on which everything hinges. Vocal cues are left intact, loosing the birds of Kalhor’s flights from their cages: signals born of moments yet predestined beyond all sense of time. In contrast, the tabla arises from the very earth, its skins mineral-rough against a backdrop of unforced biorhythms.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: World

CD ACT Esbjorn Svensson Trio: Tuesday Wonderland

In stoc

2006

Esbjorn Svensson - pian, claviaturi, electronice
Dan Berglund - bas, electronice
Magnus Ostrom - tobe, percutie, electronice

Though there are traditional elements at work, Tuesday Wonderland thrives on being unconventional. On the opening track "Fading Maid Pendulum," just as it's hypnotizing with a gentle, classically tinged piano melody, Dan Berglund jumps in with a brooding, distorted heavy metal bass craziness and drummer Magnus Ostrom goes cymbal crazy. It's electro-ambient jazz gone mad. The title track features Svensson's David Benoit-like, melodic dark-meets-light piano dichotomy over Ostrom's sharp, off-meter drums before some spacy electronica takes over for a spell. "Brewery of Beggars" is another inspired dose of insanity, darting from busy cymbal-piano swirls to softer, contemplative piano-bass moments. [ AllMusic ]

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ACT Esbjorn Svensson Trio: 301

In stoc

2012

Esbjorn Svensson - pian, claviaturi, electronice
Dan Berglund - bas, electronice
Magnus Ostrom - tobe, percutie, electronice

A couple of months after pianist Esbjörn Svensson passed away in 2008 after a freak diving accident, what was thought to be the band's final album, Leucocyte, was released. It was considered final because the pianist had been involved in its mixing and sequencing as he had each of their previous 11 albums. The release of 301 comes as a surprise. The material included here was chosen from nine hours of tape recorded during the Leucocyte sessions -- which was, interestingly, originally conceived as a double album. The band fully expected another album would be culled from the remaining material. E.S.T. cut Leucocyte while on tour, having no compositions; what emerged came came out of individual ideas or group jams, making this set feel very much like an extension of the previous recording. [ AllMusic ]

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ACT Esbjorn Svensson Trio: Live In London

In stoc

2005

Esbjorn Svensson - pian
Dan Berglund - bas
Magnus Ostrom - tobe

this splendid release should bring a ray of happiness to old and new listeners alike. e.s.t. live in London captures the band on a magical evening when everything went right. Half the program came from the new-at-the-time Viaticum (ACT, 2005), with the remainder only a couple years older. The trio always loved taking everything beyond how it sounded on record; even the brand-new pieces weren't performed so much as explored, stretched and treated as springboards for some wondrous flights. [ AllAboutJazz ]

  • Numar discuri: 2
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ACT Magnus Ostrom: Searching For Jupiter

In stoc

2013


Magnus Ostrom - tobe, percutie, voce, claviaturi
Andreas Hourdakis - chitara electrica si acustica, banjo
Daniel Karlsson - piano, claviaturi
Thobias Gabrielson - bas electric, bass synthesizer, claviaturi

Given Swedish pianist Esbjörn Svensson's accidental death in 2008, it's easy to get fixated on the apparent lifting of his drummer (and childhood friend) Magnus Öström's spirits with his second post-EST album as leader. But there's no doubt that the music here is lighter, idiomatically broader and more spontaneous than it was on his Thread of Life in 2011. Searching for Jupiter's textures are intensified by Öström's teenage art-rock interests; some hear Pink Floyd in the layering textures of The Moon (And the Air It Moves). [ The Guardian ]

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ACT Vincent Peirani: Living Being II - Night Walker

In stoc

2017
Vincent Peirani - acordeon, voce
Emile Parisien - saxofon sopran
Tony Paeleman - claviaturi
Julien Hern- bas si chitara electrica
Yoann Serra - tobe
Valentin Liechti - electronice

On “Night Walker” the Frenchman shines. His quintet with extensive experience of playing together produces fiery Led Zeppelin covers and has a sound that not only crosses genres but is also completely unique.The accordionist and composer is celebrated throughout Europe, something that was already the case before he made his debut as leader with the 2013 album “Thrill Box” - Peirani was winning prizes in France as a teenager. Later he earned the title “Artist of the Year” from “Jazz Magazine”, and has received a German ECHO Jazz award four times

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ECM Records Anouar Brahem: Le Pas Du Chat Noir

In stoc

2002

Anouar Brahem - oud
Francois Couturier - pian
Jean-Louis Matinier - acordeon

The album is like a sad rhapsody, full of shadowy mirages and blue echoes, the prevailing melancholy not dour and heavy but rather light and cloudy. Names like Satie, Debussy, Mounir Bachir, even Eno in acoustic mode keep flashing across your mental screen as you listen. This is academy music with no clothes on, naked and awkward, honest and beautiful. Shut your eyes and you could be in the port of Dar el Baida, a seagull swooping over a grey-blue sea and huge cranes and rusty hulled freighters in the background, the light and forgetful breeze brushing your cheek. Le pas du chat noir features uncontrived performances of cat-like agility – soft, bright-eyed and magical. It is a brilliant piece of work. [ Andy Morgan, Songlines ]

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ECM Records Anouar Brahem: The Astounding Eyes Of Rita

In stoc

2009

Anouar Brahem - oud
Klaus Gesing - bas clarinet
Bjorn Meyer - bas electric
Khaled Yassine - darbouka, bendir

Poate cel mai frumos proiect al lui Brahem si unul dintre cele mai bune publicate vreodata de ECM. Brahem lasa putin muzica clasica pentru a aluneca spre jazz si a face loc improvizatiei, mai ales in concerte. Melodiile sunt superbe, iar Gesing si Meyer sunt doi colaboratori stralucitori.

Although Brahem’s music is grounded in the traditions that have grown up around the oud over centuries…, his hybridization of those traditions with the ways of European and American jazz have made his extremely individual canon pointedly modern, and very much an example of a genuine world music. Brahem and Gesing’s beguiling interplay – a mystical poetry… – could not exist without rhythmic drive, supplied here… by Swedish bassist Björn Meyer and Lebanes percussionist Khaled Yassine. … Both he and Meyer drive the lead instrumentalists while also gathering a powerful energy between themselves. Throughout these eight tracks, it’s clear that not only do the clarinet and oud belong together, but the ideas that flow from both players mesh into an emotional and intellectual whole as they thrust and parry in turn, bending toward and away from each other. [ Robert Baird, Stereophile ]

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ECM Records Anouar Brahem: Blue Maqams

In stoc

2017

Anouar Brahem - oud
Jack DeJohnette - tobe
Dave Holland - contrabas
Django Bates - pian

‘Blue Maqams’ will not only go down as one of the year's best ECM Records releases; it's a classic-in-the-making that should ultimately be considered one of the label's very best recordings in its nearly fifty-year history. [ John Kelman, All About Jazz ]

This glitzy lineup features his bass-playing soulmate Dave Holland, drums star Jack DeJohnette, and a wild card in the form of the UK’s Django Bates on piano. The result achieves a spellbinding balance between gently melodic Mediterranean song forms and the one-touch rhythmic elasticity and melodic ingenuity of the best jazz. The presence of Bates (producer Manfred Eicher’s idea, Brahem never having heard the English maverick before) is an inspiration, for his lyrical restraint, creative spaciousness, and diverse references. […] It’s a real meeting of hearts and minds. [ John Fordham, The Guardian ]

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

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