Muzica CD

CD ECM Records Hilliard Ensemble: Il Cor Tristo


The Hilliard Ensemble :

David James - contratenor
Rogers Covey-Crump - tenor
Steven Harrold - tenor
Gordon Jones - bariton

Nothing sums up the bold apparoach to repertoire better than this CD which mixes Italian Renaissance madrigals with Roger Marsh’s 2008 vocal work ‘Il Cor Tristo’ – setting parts of Dante’s ‘Inferno’ to austere chanted chords from which single voices break out. Grim words; haunting music; masterly performance. [ Richard Morrsison, The Times ]

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Contemporana

CD ECM Records Hildegard von Bingen / Ensemble Belcanto: Ordo Virtutum


Ensemble Belcanto :
Andrea Baader - soprana
Edith Murasov - soprana
Rica Rauch - alto
Martina Scharstein - soprana
Benjamin Cromme
Lilith Reid
Selina Drews soprana
Dietburg Spohr mezzosoprana

This is the second New Series album to feature the Ensemble Belcanto. Where its predecessor focused on contemporary composition, this new disc looks at Hildegard of Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum, writtern around 1150 and generally considered the first large-scale musical work beyond the prescribed form of the Mass liturgy. In her creative interpretation, Belcanto leader Dietburg Spohr waives claims to ‘objective’ historical literalness. Instead, she and her fellow singers encounter the work as if it were written specifically for the Ensemble Belcanto: “We sought to free Hildegard from mystical-esoteric associations and to emphasize the work of an emancipated woman and composer.”

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Contemporana

CD ACT Esbjorn Svensson Trio: From Gagarin's Point Of View


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

"The album is forcefully controlled, quite ethereal, and classical in both style and grace. The trajectory of the music is understated, with improvising being hardly essential, merely hinted at, as it seems that E.S.T. work as three entities ... those being the band, the individuals, and the music, where they sound as if they’re talking in chord sequences, in a rhythmic cycle that ebbs and flows, before bending back onto themselves, and stepping into a new space to begin the whole process again. What one needs to grasp is the notion of strategies, rather than improvisation, hence the change that allows for E.S.T. to create atmospheric textures that are as much jazz as they are ambient washes of emotion.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ACT Magnus Ostrom: Searching For Jupiter


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 ECM Records Gary Burton: Seven Songs For Quartet & Chamber Orchestra


Gary Burton - vibrafon
Michael Goodrick - chitara
Steve Swallow - bas
Ted Seibs - tobe

"If one were to draw a line between the ensemble aesthetics of Eberhard Weber and Keith Jarrett, then one might plot the compositions of orchestral jazz legend Mike Gibbs somewhere along the way. Born in 1937 in what was then Southern Rhodesia, and a graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music, Gibbs has laid down a musical path as diverse as his travels. On Seven Songs for Chamber Orchestra, one gains vision of a mind looking not so much to cross over into uncharted waters as to expand the inclusivity of jazz’s already broad topography. At the heart of this project is Gibbs’s most famous student, the inimitable Gary Burton, who presents a lovingly realized program of his mentor’s own design.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ECM Records Marc Sinan: Fasil


Marc Sinan
Julia Hulsmann - pian
Yelena Kuljic - voce
Lena Thies - violoncel
Marc Muellbauer - contrabas
Heinrich Kbberling - tobe

"Guitarist and composer Marc Sinan, recently of the (sadly) European-only release Hasretim, made his ECM debut with Fasıl, an album of enduring originality and refinement. The title refers to a suite form used in both classical and modern Ottoman ensemble music, and which here would seem to nod in both directions. It’s almost unfortunate that the Turkish word should so closely resemble the English “facile,” for the music here is anything but superficial. By way of comparison, one might pair it with Jon Balke’s SIWAN, as Balke illuminates and draws out likeminded ethnomusical connections with care.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: World

CD ECM Records Louis Sclavis Quartet: Silk and Salt Melodies


Louis Sclavis - clarinet
Gilles Coronado - chitara
Benjamin Moussay - pian, claviaturi
Keyvan Chemirani - tobe

Leading French clarinetist-composer-improviser Louis Sclavis continues his musical adventures with Gilles Coronado and Benjamin Moussay, who contributed creatively to his Atlas Trio album Sources in 2011. The addition of Iranian classical percussionist Kevyan Chemirani, master of the zarb, has brought a new dimension to their world of sound. Adventurous contemporary music, says Sclavis, can be broad enough to embrace different but complementary traditions. “‘Silk and Salt’ indicates my desire for this work to take an imaginary, nomadic, Central Asian route, but also to address the idea of emigration in world history. In this case: journeying away from and back to jazz.”

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ACT Marius Neset & Trondheim Jazz Orchestra : Lion


Marius Neset / tenor and soprano saxophone
Hanna Paulsberg / tenor saxophone
Peter Fuglsang / alto saxophone, flute and clarinet
Eirik Hegdal / baritone and soprano saxophone
Eivind Lonning & Erik Eilertsen / trumpet
Erik Johannesen / trombone
Daniel Herskedal / tuba
Jovan Pavlovic / accordion
Espen Berg / piano
Petter Eldh / bass
Gard Nilssen / drums, percussion

“Marius Neset combines Michael Brecker’s power and Jan Garbarek’s tonal delicacy [...] The Norwegian saxophonist is on his way to being one of the biggest new draws on the circuit” (The Guardian). His ACT debut is energetic, wild and colourful – like a lion ferociously chasing its prey.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ECM Records Edward Vesala: Lumi


Edward Vesala Drums, Percussion
Esko Heikkinen Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet
Pentti Lahti Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Flutes
Jorma Tapio Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Flute
Tapani Rinne Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Kari Heinilä Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute
Tom Bildo Trombone, Tuba
Iro Haarla Piano, Harp
Raoul Björkenheim Guitar
Taito Vainio Accordion
Häkä Bass

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Recipient of a rare 5-Star review from the Penguin Guide to Jazz, Lumi is one of the key items in the discography of Finnish drummer-composer Edward Vesala. It was the first of his ECM recordings to feature his Sound and Fury ensemble, with creative co-arranger Iro Haarla on piano and harp. “Each piece is full of melodic ideas, brilliantly scored”, wrote The Wire. A range of moods is explored, from the impressionist tone poem “The Wind” to the playful Finnish tango “Fingo,” and guitarist Raoul Björkenheim solos powerfully.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ECM Records Eivind Aarset: Dream Logic

Eivind Aarset - chitara electrica, bas, electronice, sampling, percutie, programming
Jan Bang - sampling, programming, dictaphone

Dream Logic evidences Aarset as an extremely adventurous sonic explorer while simultaneously subtly expressing his considerable gift as an improving guitarist.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ECM Records Vox Clamantis/Jaan-Eik Tulve: Filia Sion


Vox Clamantis, dirijor Jaan-Eik Tulve

Estonian ensemble Vox Clamantis brings together singers and instrumentalists who share an interest in Gregorian chant as the basis of all European art music. Their interpretation of medieval music is never purely ‘historical’: while always remaining true to the spirit of this repertoire, the approach to the work and the selection of pieces is contemporary.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Contemporana

CD ECM Records Helena Tulve: Arboles Lloran Por Lluvia


Helena Tulve, Arianna Savall, Charles Barbier, Taniel Kirikal, Marco Ambrosini, Riivo Kallasmaa, NYYD Quartet, Vox Clamantis, Ensemble Hortus Musicus, Jaan-Eik Tulve, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Olari Elts

In Tulve’s music the thinking always seems more vertical than horizontal; the predominant mood is introspective, almost meditational, the textures and harmonies beautifully imagined, the sense of pulse and forward momentum often elusive. ‘Extinction des Choses Vues’ for orchestra does build to a massive climax, achieved through weight and intensity rather than movement; the effect is rather like Kaija Saariaho’s music of the 1980s and 90s, and wonderfully achieved. [ Andrew Clements, Guardian ]

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Contemporana

CD ECM Records Zehetmair Quartett - Robert Schumann


Thomas Zehetmair - vioara
Matthias Metzger - vioara
Ruth Killius - viola
Françoise Groben - violoncello

Robert Schumann :
- Streichquartett Nr.1 In A-Mol, Op. 41/1
- Streichquartett Nr.3 In A-Mol, Op. 41/3

And these performances by the Zehetmair Quartet? Quite simply, the best: agile, excitable, nervously intense and in the slower music probing to an almost painful degree. Theirs is a dialogue that brings Schumann’s spirit to life, which is pretty rare in age that so often seems unresponsive to Romantic sensibilities. Indeed I would call these interpretations genuinely “authentic”. A watershed release, superbly recorded. [ Rob Cowan, Gramophone ]

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Clasica

CD ECM Records Anna Gourari - Prokofiev, Medtner, Chopin: Visions fugitives


Sergey Prokofiev - Visions Fugitives Op. 22
Nikolay Medtner - Fairy Tale In F Minor Op. 26/3
Frederic Chopin - Sonata No. 3 In B Minor Op. 58

Anna Gourari - pian

Gourari triumphs on this program. She handles difficult technical parts with a speech-like continuity that flows the music wonderfully well. The Prokofiev has all the mystery and movement we could ask for. She understands his at times eccentric evocative moods and gives us a reading that glows with freshness. The Chopin has a weighted depth of feeling that neither under nor overplays the sentiments so nobly and fully, pianistically expressed. In every way Anna Gourari brings us her brilliant interpretive skills. The Prokofiev sings, the Chopin reverberates. A beautiful recital! [ Grego Applegate Edwards, Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review ]

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Clasica

CD ECM Records Anna Gourari - Bach, Hindemith, Gubaidulina: Canto Oscuro

Mai 2011 - Compozitori: Bach, Paul Hindemith, Sofia Gubaidulina

Anna Gourari - pian

When she won the 1994 Düsseldorf Shumann Competition she was thought to show ‘an almost mystical quality’ while the critic Harold Schonberg found her playing ‘free but never eccentric’. Much of this programme is contemplative but she’s nonetheless a powerful player in the counterbalancing Chaconnes: the inevitable Bach/Busoni and a dissonant one by Sofia Gubaidulina (very compelling). [...] The piano recording has real presence. [ Christopher Breunig, Hi-Fi News ]

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Contemporana

CD ECM Records Ralph Towner: My Foolish Heart


Ralph Towner - chitara clasica, double-six

In his dedication to the acoustic instrument, and his exploration of the borders of both classical and jazz, Ralph Towner is effectively the guitarist equivalent of Keith Jarrett: there’s a calm, reflective quality, allied to an intense involvement, about both players’ solo work, of which ‘My Foolish Heart’ may be Towner’s best since his sublime 1973 debut ‘Diary’. [ Andy Gill, The Independent ]

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ECM Records David Torn: Only Sky

David Torn - chitara si oud electric

"a vibrating collage full of shimmering sonic shapes, a dark, urban electronic soundscape – a potent mix of jazz, free-form rock and technology that is both demanding and rewarding."

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

CD ECM Records Andy Sheppard: Romaria

Andy Sheppard - saxofoane
Eivind Aarset - chitara
Michel Benita - contrabas
Sebastian Rochford - tobe

Andy Sheppard’s quartet extends the musical explorations begun on the 2015 release Surrounded By Sea, an album praised by Télérama for its “poignant serenity.” In this new programme of compositions by Sheppard (plus the title track by Brazilian singer-songwriter Ranato Teixeira), the drones and washes of Eivind Aarset’s guitar and electronics – aided by the generous acoustics of Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI – help to establish a climate in which improvisation can take place. There’s a highly atmospheric, ambient drift to the music which Sheppard clearly finds liberating, as do Michel Benita and Seb Rochford, free to move in and out of conventional rhythm section roles and to make impassioned statements of their own. Romaria was recorded in April 2017 and produced by Manfred Eicher.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

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