Tribal Matrix

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(01) Makyo - Swords
(02) Adham Shaikh - Beyond I
(03) Aguila - Song Of Laya
(04) Taichi Masuda - Si-Lim-Tau
(05) Freeman - Obelisk
(06) Lumin - Lacyan Way
(07) Makyo - Whirling Dub
(08) Taichi Masuda - Drum Solo
(09) Makyo - Devabandha (Tantrik Laswell Edit)
(10) Badawi - Fifth Eclispe Of Dajz Mara
(11) Gus Till - Rainsong
(12) Dubsahara - Persiana

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Songlines:Top Of The World Compilation CD

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A compilation CD from "S0nglines" magazine, featuring a diverse selection of world music artists.
Songlines: (Issue #25)

1. Youssou N'Dour - Touba-Daru Salaam
2. Sergent Garcia - Que Corra la Voz
3. Okna Tsahan Zam - Edjin Duun
4. Angélique Kidko - Congoleo
5. Tangle Eye - Work Song
6. Bebo & Cigala - Lágrimas Negras
7. Vakoda - Vorondolo
8. Otto - Dedo de Deus
9. Ska Cubano - Ska Cubano
10. Kala Ramnath - Madhyalay Teentaal

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Songlines: (Issue #26)

1. Lila Downs - Dignificada
2. Manuel 'Guajiro' Mirabal - Me Boté de Guaño
3. Various Artists - Kémé Bourama
4. Khaled - Yema Yema
5.bChris Stout - Hillswick
6. Tété Alhinhi - Scutam Ess Morna
7. Spanish Harlem Orchestra - Un Gran Dia En El Barrio
8. Darko Rundek & Cargo Orkestar - Ista Silka
9. Kayhan Kalhor & Ali Akbar Moradi - Showgh
10. Ozomatli - Believe

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Songlines: (Issue #27)

1. The Mighty Zulu Nation-Aki Nawaz - Mdavu The Man
2. Sonia Possetti Quinteto - Bullaguera
3. Mory Kanté - Mama
4. Diego el Cigala - Corren Tiempos de Algeria
5. Culture Musical Club - Njoo
6. Kartik Seshadri-Bikram Ghosh - Raga Mishra Piloo-Aochar & Gat(s) InTeentala (Excerpt)
7. Daniela Mercury featuring Gilberto Gil - Amor de Carnaval
8. Danu (Tom Doorley) - The PowerOut-The Dublin Reel
9. Issa Bagayogo - Touba
10. Compagnie Jellouli & Gdih - Al jbal li dargoug aaliya

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Stella Chiweshe - Talking Mbira

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Talking Mbira: Spirits of Liberation
Plenty of artists claim to play "trance music," but Zimbabwe's Stella Chiweshe delivers the genuine article. Portions of her repertoire come straight from the religious rituals of the Shona people, and audience members at her concerts have claimed spontaneous healings or visits from spirits in response to the beautiful melodies she coaxes from her mbira "thumb piano." Even if you don't experience supernatural effects, a few moments of Chiweshe's delicate but powerful playing will surely raise your bliss levels by a factor of 10. She pioneered the practice of blending mbiras and marimbas in ensemble performances and is the most famous woman band leader in Zimbabwe. Talking Mbira shows her in full command of her talents. The nicely balanced blend of material ranges from the tradition-based opening song "Ndabaiwa" to modern fare like "Chachimurenga," a chimurenga liberation song that gets a "Future Mix" dub-style treatment courtesy of Hijaz Mustapha of the 3 Mustaphas 3. Inspired by dream visits from her late brother, Elfigio, Chiweshe layers her meditative mbira on "Ndangariro" for a densely interwoven sound more intricate than a tapestry. "Paite Rima," a plea for world peace addressed to potent lion spirits, eschews instrumentation for stirring vocal harmonies reminiscent of Zulu songs, while "Tapera" uses deeply textured mbira and a distant chorus to lament the natural disasters and political turmoil of her home country.

[01]. Ndabaiwa
[02]. Chachimurenga
[03]. Uchiseka
[04]. Ndangariro
[05]. Musandifungise
[06]. Paite Rima
[07]. Tapera
[08]. Nhamoimbiri
[09]. Manja
[10]. Huvhimi

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Music of Beauty and Romance

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The Essential Guitar
Music of Beauty and Romance
From the electric passion of flamenco to the haunting Cavatina from The Deer Hunter, the guitar touches us in a way no other instrument can. This double album of classic guitar music, both original compositions and arrangements by some of the world's finest guitar virtuosi, reveals the many sides of the guitar's personality. Supremely elegant or steamily sensual, flamboyantly virtuosic or eloquently lyrical, The Essential Guitar is essential listening.

Disc 1
01. Vivaldi -Guitar Concerto In D Major, Rv93: I. Allegro
02. Schumann - Scenes From Childhood: Trumerei (Reverie)
03. Bach - Fugue 4
04. Granados - Songs Of Youth: Dedicatoria
05. Pujol - Verde Alma (Innocent Soul)
06. Trad. Celtic - Skye Boat Song
07. Bizet - Carmen: Seguidilla
08. Dyens - Tango En Ska?
09. Trrega - Arabian Caprice
10. Paganini - Caprice In A Minor: Theme ? Variations I - Xi ? Finale
11. Granados - La Maja De Goya
12. Albniz - Iberia: Triana
13. Granados - Suite Espaola: Sevilla Sevillanas
14. Albniz - Asturias (Leyenda)
15. Handel - The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba
16. Weiss - Prelude In D Minor
17. Anon. - Le Rossignol (The Nightingale)
18. Satie - Gymnopdie No. 1
19. Westlake - Flying Fish
20. Plant/page - Stairway To Heaven

Disc 2
01. Pachelbel - Canon In D
02. Trad. English - Greensleeves
03. Bach - Cello Sonata No. 1: Prelude
04. Vivaldi - Concerto In G Major For Two Guitars: Ii. Andante
05. Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
06. Myers - The Deer Hunter: Cavatina
07. Westlake - Antarctica: Ii. Wooden Ships
08. Debussy - Clair De Lune
09. Albniz - Espaa: Tango
10. Falla - The Three-cornered Hat: Dance Of The Miller (Farruca
11. Falla - Four Spanish Pieces: I. Aragonesa
12. Morley - Now Is The Month Of Maying
13. Scarlatti - Sonata K208 (Andante E Cantabile)
14. Trad. Irish - The Sally Gardens
15. Sor - L?encouragement: I. Cantabile
16. Milhaud - Scaramouche: Iii. Brasileira
17. Mangor - Julia Florida
18. Granados - 12 Danzas Espaolas: Vi. Rondalla Aragonesa
19. Rodrigo - Concierto De Aranjuez: Ii. Adagio
20. Koch - Rumba Flamenca

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Jazz Classics 2

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Tracklisting CD 1
[01]. Louis Armstrong - St. Louis blues
[02]. Duke Ellington - Creole love call
[03]. Count Basie - Jumpinat the woodside
[04]. Lionel Hampton - Jeepers creepers
[05]. Benny Goodman - Bugie call rag
[06]. Benny Goodman - Jersey bounce
[07]. Louis Armstrong - Mack the knife
[08]. Duke Ellington - Sophisticated lady
[09]. Count Basie - All of me
[10]. Glenn Miller - Moonlight serenade
[11]. Harry James - I'm getting sentimental over you
[12]. Lionel Hampton - Dizzy spells
[13]. Count Basie - One o'clock jump
[14]. Woody Herman - Caldonia
[15]. Glenn Miller - Little brown jug
[16]. Duke Ellington - Perdido
[17]. Harry James - Chirbirbin
[18]. Benny Goodman - Don't be that way

Tracklisting CD 2
[01]. Louis Armstrong - On the sunny side of the street
[02]. Stan Getz - Autumn leaves
[03]. Dave Brubeck - Blue rondo
[04]. Stephane Grappelli - You took advantage of me
[05]. Art Blakey - Moanin'
[06]. Winton Marsalis - Blakey's theme
[07]. Gerry Mulligan - Apple core
[08]. Lionel Hampton - On the sunny side of the street
[09]. Sonny Stiff - Sonny's blues
[10]. Chick Corea - Moments notice
[11]. Basily - Night and day
[12]. Teddy Wilson - One clock jump
[13]. Jacobs and Van Dijk - I got rhythm
[14]. Sonny Rollins - Everytime we say goodbye
[15]. Jarry Mulligan - Walking shoes
[16]. Dave Brubeck - Lover man
[17]. Art Blakey - My funny valentine
[18]. Stan Gatz - Heart place
[19]. Teddy Wilson - Dizzy spells

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Jazz Classics 1

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Tracklisting CD 1
[01]. Marylin Monroe - I want to be loved by you
[02]. Nat King Cole - The girl from Ipanema
[03]. Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
[04]. Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald - Can anyone explain
[05]. Jack Teagarden - Guess I'll go back home this summer
[06]. Diana Krall - When I look in your eyes
[07]. Al Jarreau - Since I fell for you
[08]. David Sanborn - Pearls
[09]. Johnny Hartman - I slow hot wind
[10]. Ella Fitzgerald - Too darn hot
[11]. George Benson - Sunny
[12]. Carmen McRae - Summer is gone
[13]. Dinah Washington - Blue skies
[14]. Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby - Gone fishing
[15]. Freddy Cole - Isn't she lovely
[16]. Diane Schuur - Save your love for me
[17]. Earl Klugh - The shadow of your smile
[18]. George Benson - Beyond the sea

Tracklisting CD 2
[01]. Houston Person - Here's that rainy day
[02]. Etta James - the man i love
[03]. Sarah Vaughan - And I love him
[04]. Quincy Jones - Pink panther theme
[05]. Les McCann - Watermelon man
[06]. Ray Brown All-Star Big Band - Work song
[07]. Ramsey Lewis Trio - The in crowd
[08]. Ella Fitzgerald - Mack the knife
[09]. West Montgomery - Caravan
[10]. Johnny Smith - Walk don't run
[11]. Louis Armstrong - When the saints go marching in
[12]. Glenn Miller - In the mood
[13]. Count Basie - Lady be good
[14]. Lionel Hampton - Undecided
[15]. Benny Goodman - Stompin' at the Savoy
[16]. Woody Herman - Mood indigo

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Late Night Moods Bossa Lounge

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Late Night Moods Bossa Lounge
Track Listings
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Disc: 1
01. C'est Si Bon - Andr Hornez
02. Quien Sera (Sway) - Pablo Beltan Ruiz
03. Cheek To Cheek - Irving Berlin
04. Embaranceable You - George Gershwin
05. Body And Soul - Robert B. Sour
06. Call Me Irresponsible - James Van Heusen
07. All The Things You Are - Oscar Hammerstein
08. Bauble, Bangles And Beads - Barodin
09. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Jerome Kern
10. Easy To Love - Cole Porter
11. Lullaby Of Birdland - George Shearing
12. Tangerine - Johnny Mercer
13. Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
14. Speak Low - Ogden Nash
15. All Of Me - Simons
16. Love - Milt Gabler
17. Love Letters - Edward Hayman
18. Someone To Watch Over Me - George Gershwin

Disc: 2
19. Garota De Ipanema - Antnio Carlos Jobim
20. Corcovado - Antnio Carlos Jobim
21. Ah! Se Eu Pudesse - Robert Menescal
22. Chega De Saudade - Antnio Carlos Jobim
23. Meditaao - Antnio Carlos Jobim
24. Samba De Uma Nota So - Antnio Carlos Jobim
25. Aqua De Beber - Antnio Carlos Jobim
26. Infuluencia Do Jazz - Carlos Lyra
27. A Felicidade - Antnio Carlos Jobim
28. Ela e Carioca - Antnio Carlos Jobim
29. Manha De Carnaval - Luiz Bonfa
30. Samba De Verao - Marcos Valle
31. Insensatez - Antnio Carlos Jobim
32. Triste - Antnio Carlos Jobim
33. So Tinha Que Ser Con Voce - Antnio Carlos Jobim
34. Desfinado - Antnio Carlos Jobim
35. Wave - Antnio Carlos Jobim
36. Outra Vez - Antnio Carlos Jobim

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The Very Best Of Late Night Moods

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The Very Best Of Late Night Moods
The Very Best of Late Night Moods collects together the highlights from the three previous successful volumes, and throws some new and previously unincluded classics into the mix. Featuring 57 tracks over 3 CDs including Dido, Corinne Bailey ... Full DescriptionRae, Kylie Minoogue, Missy Higgins, Sarah McLachlan, KT Tunstall, Lily Allen, Alicia Keys, Joss Stone, Sade, Sinead O'Connor, Tina Turner, Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Clare Bowditch and many more.

Disc: 1
01. Dido - Here With Me
02. Gabrielle - Out Of Reach
03. Corrine Bailey Rae - Trouble Sleeping
04. Kylie Minogue - Put Yourself In My Place
05. Missy Higgins - The Special Two
06. Sarah Mclachlan - Angel
07. KT Tunstall - Other Side Of The World
08. Lily Allen - Littlest Things
09. Macy Gray - Still
10. Alicia Keys - Fallin'
11. Joss Stone - Spoiled
12. Eurythmics - Miracle Of Love
13. Sugababes - Ace Reject
14. Everything But The Girl - Missing (Todd Terry Remix)
15. Britney Spears - Everytime
16. Tina Cousins - Wonderful Life (Ballad Version)
17. DJ Sammy & Yanou Featuring Do - Heaven (Candlelight Mix)
18. Gaelle - Give It Back
19. Sade - No Ordinary Love

Disc: 2
01. Sinead O'connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
02. Shakespear's Sister - Stay
03. Martika - Love... Thy Will Be Done
04. Sophie B. Hawkins - Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
05. Lisa Stansfield - All Around The World
06. Tina Turner - Private Dancer
07. Lisa Edwards - Cry
08. Texas - Say What You Want
09. Aqua - Turn Back Time
10. Vanessa Williams - Save The Best For Last
11. Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - Circle
12. Leonardo's Bride - Even When I'm Sleeping
13. Madasun - Don't You Worry
14. Jann Arden - Insensitive
15. Sam Brown - Stop
16. Yazoo - Only You
17. Cyndi Lauper - All Through The Night
18. Groove Theory - Tell Me
19. Des'ree - I'm Kissing You

Disc: 3
01. Tori Amos - Winter
02. Kate Bush - This Woman's Work
03. Katie Melua - The Closest Thing To Crazy
04. Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
05. Clare Bowditch & The Feeding Set - I Thought You Were God
06. Nelly Furtado - Try
07. Cocteau Twins - Fifty-Fifty Clown
08. Jamelia - See It In A Boy's Eyes
09. Tanita Tikaram - Twist In My Sobriety
10. Dan Greenwood - Only One
11. Artful Dodger Featuring Michelle Escoffery - Think About Me
12. Robyn Loau - She Devil
13. Kasey Chambers - Surrender
14. Natalie Merchant - Carnival
15. K D Lang - Hallelujah
16. Jessica - How Will I Know (Who You Are)
17. Kate Dearaugo - Maybe Tonight
18. Bette Midler - The Rose
19. The Source Featuring Candi Staton - You Got The Love (New Voyager Radio Mix)

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Late Night Moods 3

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Late Night Moods 3
Track Listings
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Disc: 1
01. Matt Dusk – Always
02. Traincha – The Look Of Love
03. Nicky Nicolai – Tutto passa
04. Nicola Conte – Wanin’Moon
05. Coralie Clement - L'ombre Et La Lumiere
06. Jonny Blu – I Need Love
07. Jack Hoban – Counting Waves
08. Stacey Kent – The Ice Hotel
09. Zoë Theodorou – I Believed It
10. Charlie Hunter & Norah Jones – Day Is Done
11. Camille - Pour Que L'amour Me Guitte
12. Nancy Wilson – All Night Long
13. Gordon Haskell – How Wonderful You Are
14. Jackie de Shannon – What The World Needs Now Is Love
15. Willie Nelson – Crazy
16. Sinead O’Connor – Black Coffee

Disc: 2
01. Joss Stone – Bruised But Not Broken
02. Amos Lee – Careless
03. George Michael – You Have Been Loved
04. Keren Ann – Ailleurs
05. Freddie Jackson – I Could Use A Little Love
06. Craig Armstrong – Wake Up In New York
07. Molly Johnson – I Must Have Left My Heart
08. Dinah Washington – Call Me Irresponsible
09. Nat King Cole – On The Street Where You Live
10. Julie London – Love Letters
11. Ella Fitzgerald – Misty Blue
12. Norah Jones – The Nearness Of You
13. Corinne Bailey Rae – Butterfly
14. Air - All I Need
15. Royksopp – Sparks
16. Anja Garbarek – Can I Keep Him?

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Late Night Moods 2

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Late Night Moods 2
The perfect after hours soundtrack, Late Night Moods 2 features 40 classic tracks over 2 discs, spanning the 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond from Joss Stone, Missy Higgins, Katie Melua, Delta Goodrem, Norah Jones and many more. EMI. 2005.

Disc: 1
01. Night Night - Mendes, I.
02. Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Mercury, F.
03. Some Kind of Blues - Tirone, S.
04. Fragile - Sting
05. Till It Happens to You - Rae, C. Bailey
06. Lowdown - Scaggs, B.
07. The First Time Ever Saw Your Face - MacColl, E.
08. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - Maschwitz, E.
09. Secret Love - Fain, S.
10. Crazy - Nelson, W.
11. Wives and Lovers - Bacharach, B.
12. Let There Be Love - Rand, L.
13. Fade into You - Sandoval, H.
14. Amos Lee - Colours
15. Joss Stone - Spoiled
16. Keri Noble - Look At Me

Disc: 2
01. Sea and Sand - Conte, Nicola
02. Surround Me with Your Love - Bertheheussen, P.A.
03. Let's Waste Some Time - MacKinnon, S.
04. Bliss - Ilya
05. It's Been Done - Larson, N.
06. Be Thankful for What You've Got - Devaughan, W.
07. Provider - Hugo, Ch.
08. Do Me Again - Dash, D.
09. What Else Is There - Berge, S.
10. Falling in Love Again - Berglund, J.
11. Fly Me to the Moon - Howard, B.
12. Unchained Melody - Zaret, H.
13. Moon River - Mancini, H.
14. Always on My Mind - James, M.
15. Careless Hands - Hilliard, B.
16. He Called Me Baby - Howard, H.

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Late Night Moods

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Late Night Moods
Late Night Moods - A fresh and exiting new presentation of laid back vocals ' the perfect after dinner accompaniment'. Taking full advantage of the recent success of the new generation of singer / songwriters and young jazz and soul influenced performers, such as Katie Melua, Jamie Cullum, Joss Stone and Norah Jones - Late Night Moods manages to capture the mood of music perfectly. Late Night Moods combines these recent chart successes with the well-known sounds of classic performers such as Nina Sim

Disc: 1
[01]. Sunrise - Norah Jones
[02]. Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
[03]. Nature Boy - Nat King Cole
[04]. I Loves You Porgy - Nina Simone
[05]. Roxanne - George Michael
[06]. The Closest Thing To Crazy - Katie Melua
[07]. Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying - José Feliciano
[08]. California Dreamin’ - Bobby Womack
[09]. After The Love Has Gone - Earth Wind & Fire
[10]. Some Kind Of Wonderful - Joss Stone
[11]. For The Love Of You - The Isley Brothers
[12]. Be Thankful For What You’ve Got - William DeVaughn
[13]. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Al Green
[14]. Miss Riddle - Boz Scaggs
[15]. As Time Goes By - Bryan Ferry
[16]. One For My Baby - Robbie Williams
[17]. In My Room - The Beach Boys
[18]. Cherry Blossom Girl - Air
[19]. Soleil Soleil - Ilya
[20]. Everybody’s Talkin’ - Fred Neil

Disc: 2
[01]. Cry Me A River - Julie London
[02]. My Funny Valentine - Chet Baker
[03]. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning - Jamie Cullum
[04]. Come Live Your Life With Me - Peter Cincotti
[05]. Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me - Frank Sinatra
[06]. Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be) - Diana Ross
[07]. The Girl From Ipanema - Lou Rawls
[08]. Light My Fire - Minnie Riperton & Jose Feliciano
[09]. What You Won’t Do For Love - Bobby Caldwell
[10]. Rock Me Tonight (For Old Time’s Sake) - Freddie Jackson
[11]. How Can I Put Out The Flame (When You Keep The Fire Burning) - Candi Staton
[12]. Inside My Love - Minnie Riperton
[13]. More Than This - Charlie Hunter Ft. Norah Jones
[14]. A Taste Of Honey - Peggy Lee
[15]. What A Wonderful World - Tony Bennet And K.D. Lang
[16]. Time After Time - Cassandra Wilson
[17]. Love At First Sight - Michael Bublé
[18]. All Night Long - George Shearing Quintet Feat. Nancy Wilson
[19]. Travelin’ Light - Billie Holiday / The Paul Whiteman Orchestra
[20]. In The Still Of The Night - Clare Teal

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The No.1 Jazz Album

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Track Listings
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Disc: 1
01. Nina Simone - Feeling Good
02. Dave Brubeck - Take Five
03. Ella Fitzgerald - Manhattan
04. Stan Getz, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao & Astrud Gilberto - The Girl From Ipanema 05. Miles Davis Quartet - Miles
06. Sarah Vaughan - Make Yourself Comfortable
07. Oscar Peterson Trio - Night Train
08. Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine
09. Wes Montgomery - Goin' Out Of My Head
10. Ronny Jordan - So What
11. Dave Stewart & Candy Dulfer - Lily Was Here
12. Courtney Pine - Children Of The Ghetto
13. James Taylor Quartet - Theme From Starsky & Hutch
14. Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me
15. Max Harris - Gurney Slade
16. George Shearing - Lullaby Of Birdland
17. Dinah Washington - Mad About The Boy
18. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore

Disc: 2
01. Weather Report - Birdland
02. Incognito - Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing
03. Astrud Gilberto - Bossa Na Praia
04. Stan Getz - Desafinado
05. Ella Fitzgerald - Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
06. Jimmy Smith - Walk On The Wild Side
07. Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You
08. Erroll Garner - Misty
09. Billie Holiday - A Fine Romance
10. Sarah Vaughan - My Ship
11. Dinah Washington & Brook Benton - A Rockin' Good Way
12. Earl Grant - House Of Bamboo
13. Roy Ayers & Ubiquit - Everybody Loves The Sunshine
14. Norman Brown - That's The Way Love Goes
15. Spyro Gyra - Morning Dance
16. George Benson - Walk On By
17. Loius Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald - Summertime
18. Nat King Cole - Unforgettable

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The Most Romantic Piano Album In The World Ever

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Track Listings
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Disc: 1
01. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23 - Tchaikovsky
02. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Variation 18 - Rachmaninov
03. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor "Moonlight" op. 27 No. 2 - Beethoven
04. Piano Concerto in A minor - Grieg
05. Impromptu in C sharp minor - Chopin
06. Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat - Liszt
07. Piano Concerto No. 3 in A flat (From "Shine") - Rachmaninov
08. Wedding Day at Troldhaugen - Grieg
09. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C "Elvira Madigan"
10. Gymnopedie no. 1 - Erik Satie
11. Michelle - John Lennon & Paul McCartney
12. Etude in E "Tristesse" Op. 10 No.3 - Chopin
13. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Op. 102 - Shostakovich
14. Nocturne no. 2 in E flat - Chopin
15. Rhapsody In Blue (From Manhattan")- Gershwin
16. The Music of the Night (Phantom Of The Opera) - Andrew Lloyd Webber
17. Theme From Love Story - Francis Lai

Disc: 2
01. The Heart Asks Pleasure First / The Promise - Nyman
02. Memory (From "Cats") - Andrew Lloyd Webber
03. Caruso - Dalla
04. Ballad for Adeline - Senneville
05. Warsaw Concerto - Addinsel
06. Waltz No. 7 in C sharp minor - Chopin
07. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18 (From Brief Encounter) - Rachmaninov
08. Goldberg Variations BMV988 - Bach
09. Fur Elise - Beethoven
10. Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F Minor (from "Silence of The Lambs")
11. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11 - Chopin
12. Berceuse - Faure
13. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat "Emperor" - Beethoven
14. Waltz No. 15 in A Flat - Brahms
15. Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor - Mozart
16. Prelude No. 15 in D flat "Raindrop" Op. 28 No. 15 - Chopin
17. Theme From Cinema Paradiso - Morricone
18. Berceuse in D flat Op. 57
19. The Fool On The Hill - John Lennon & Paul McCartney

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Djivan Gasparyan - Moon Shines at Night

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Moon Shines at Night is a rich but simple collection of Middle Eastern songs performed by Djivan Gasparyan on the duduk (a reed-like Egyptian clarinet) with two supporting musicians. The structure for most of these songs is similar in nature, with the duduk soloing over the accompanying "drone" or foundation. Frequent Eno collaborator and guitar pioneer Michael Brook takes production credit for this release, doing a sort of Peter Gabriel-style nod to world music. Brook does exactly the right thing by providing the right acoustical setting and not much else (reminiscent of the wonderful ECM producer Manfred Eicher). Gasparyan's playing produces an equal amount of sadness and sweetness in every note, every phrase, and every song. "Sayat Nova" is especially forlorn, repeating a phrase of heavy sighs and burdened shoulders, and the ten-minute "Apricot Tree" is a contemplative pilgrimage through the desert at night. For a surprisingly subtle variation,Gasparyan substitutes vocals rather than his duduk on two tracks ("7th December 1988" and "Mother of Mine"); his vocal style is so similar to his playing that it's easy to blur the two in the ears. "Tonight" further breaks the mold by doubling up on the duduk (presumably with a studio overdub), and the harmonies are lovely to behold. Uninitiated ears may take a stronger liking to this one in particular (all three minutes of it), since it follows more Western parameters. It is unfortunate that the three other musicians aren't given credit for any particulars; there is a legitimate degree of it due here, owed in equal parts to Khandvat Tuner, Me Lotzazrue Intz, and Do Noritz Ekeles. These three take turns being the foundation that Gasparyan floats over so beautifully. Although Brook has less to do, his presence carries weight. This makes a noteworthy example of world music without being flamboyant or overly exotic. Simply graceful. ~ Glenn Swan, All Music Guide

(01). Anush Garun (Lovely Spring)
(02). Sayat Nova
(03). Khandvat Tuner (7th December 1988)
(04). Me Lotzazrue Intz (Don't Make Me Cry)
(05). Do Noritz Ekeles (You Have To Come Back To Me)
(06). Es Gisher (Tonight)
(07). Ciretzie Yaris Taran (They Took My Love Away)
(08). Lusniak Gisher (Moon Shines At Night)
(09). Tzirane Tzar (Apricot Tree)
(10). Mayrik Em (Mother Of Mine)

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Tunisie. Tunisia

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Tunisie. Tunisia, 1998
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(01). Tunis, L'Orientale
(02). Danse des Carabines
(03). Solo de Nay
(04). Danse Bédouine
(05). Hommage À Zyriab
(06). Danses du Désert
(07). Danse des Gnaouas
(08). Salé Guibli
(09). Introduction au Malouf
(10). Fantasia
(11). Danse du Ventre
(12). Danse du Sud
(13). Malouf [Extraits]

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Tamburi Mundi. The Wizards of Rhythm

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Tamburi Mundi. The Wizards of Rhythm.
3rd International Frame Drum Festival 20087, 2009
„The Wizards of Rhythm“, ein Konzertmitschnitt des mittlerweile international bekannten Rahmentrommelfestivals in Freiburg/ Breisgau welches im Jahr 2008 bereits zum dritten Mal stattgefunden hat bietet Percussion satt.
Die vorliegende Aufnahme konzentriert sich hauptsächlich auf die große Vielfalt türkischer Percussionmusik, mit ihren unterschiedlichen Trommeln wie Bendir, Zilli Tef, Darbuka oder Davul.
Trommeln pur, in Kombination mit Gesang und Stimmspielen oder auch Melodieinstrumenten ergeben eine ausgewogene Zusammenstellung von Stücken die spannungsreich bleibt. Außer den Elementen türkischer Musik, finden sich auch Anleihen bei mazedonischen, sizilianischen und bretonischen Traditionals.
Vom Stil her voller Abwechslung, reicht der Eindruck von traditionell über jazzig anmutend, mystisch angehaucht bis zu modernen Arrangements und Improvisationen, der für den Facettenreichtum der Konzertzusammenstellung ebenso bürgt wie der Wechsel zwischen Soloparts und dem Gruppenzusammenspiel.
Dem Musikliebhaber, der in dieser Richtung unterwegs ist, sind Namen wie der des Ausnahme-Percussionisten Mehmet Akatay aus Istanbul und der des „ensemble FisFüz“ sicher nicht unbekannt.
Zu hören sind hier weiterhin international bekannte Rahmentrommler, so unter anderen Glen Velez, der bereits vier Grammys „eingeheimst“ hat; die US-Sängerin Lori Cotler, Andrea Piccioni, dessen Domäne das Tamburello ist.
Der „Pandeireo-Star“ Marcos Suzano und Neyveli Venkatesh, einer der Größten der indischen klassischen Trommel verwöhnen uns mit ihren Klängen.
Eine Mitschnitt bei dem man sich immer wieder so richtig schön ohne Ablenkung vom Rhythmus in seiner Ausschließlichkeit mitreißen lassen kann um für eine Zeit aus dem Alltag abzutauchen in die Welt der Beats. Viele der Stücke durchaus tanzbar, passt die Stimmung wunderbar zu einem großen Openair in einer warmen Sommernacht.

Das Internationale Festival für Rahmentrommel fand letztes Jahr bereits zum dritten Mal unter der Leitung von Murat Coskun in Freiburg i. Br. Statt und wieder wurde eine CD mit Live Aufnahmen, diesmal aus dem E-Werk, veröffentlicht.
Neben den bereits von den vorherigen Anlässen bekannten Künstlern wie Ian Harrison (Dudelsäcke), die Vokalartistin Lori Cotler, den Perkussionsmeister Glen Velez, den deutschen Bodhràn Spieler Thórralf Schuh und den Rahmentrommelspielern Michael Metzler und Nora Thiele, wurden, entsprechend dem Schwerpunkt türkische Musik und Perkussion, vor allem Musiker aus der Türkei aber auch internationale Künstler sowie vier Ensembles eingeladen.
Die CD beginnt daher auch mit einem meditativen Stück des großartigen Perkussionisten und Vokalartisten aus Istanbul Mehmet Akatay. Und es geht weiter mit dem jazzig angehauchten „Djamila“, gespielt und komponiert von Coskun und seinem Ensemble FisFüz mit Gästen. Annette Maye an der Klarinette und Gürkan Balkan an der Gitarre und dem Oud werden rhythmisch von Coskun, Akatay und Andrea Piccioni begleitet, sicherlich bereits einer der Höhepunkte des Albums. Das türkisch-deutsch-christlich-muslimische Ensemble Hosh Neva beeindruckt das Publikum mit der traditionellen religiösen Sufi Musik und dem dazu gehörenden Derwisch Tänzer. Danach gibt es ein Wiederhören mit Glen Velez und Lori Cotler. Nach den atemberaubenden Improvisationen auf der Rahmentrommel tragen die beiden bei „Tel Halaf“ Vokalperkussion vom Feinsten vor. Cotlers Gesang und Velez’ Rahmentrommel begeistern nicht nur das Publikum. Es folgen weitere hervorragende
Rahmentrommler aus Tadschikistan (Sattor Fozilov), Indien (Neyveli Venkatesh) aber auch das Duo Doira aus Deutschland (Nora Thiele und Joss Turnbull) und das brasilianische Duo Marcos Suzano (Pandeiro) und Gilson de Assis (Pandeiro und Berimbao). Die beiden letzten Titel des Albums entführen uns dann in die Randgebiete Europas, Sizilien im Süden und die Bretagne im Westen. Pietro Cernuto am italienischen und Ian Harrison am bretonischen Dudelsack spielen einen rasanten traditionellen sizilianischen Tanz, rhythmisch begleitet von Andrea Piccioni auf der italienischen Rahmentrommel Tamburello und den drei deutschen Rahmentrommlern Michael Metzler, David Kuckhermann und Nora Thiele. Zum Abschluss formieren sich alle beteiligten Musiker mit dem Ensemble Les Haulz et les Bas und spielen bretonische „An Dros“, die aber dank des international besetzten Line-ups durchaus auch beim Karneval in Rio gespielt werden könnten.
Der Mitschnitt 2008 präsentiert sich weniger jazzig und brilliert eher mit traditionellen Rhythmen. Dennoch bietet die Auswahl der Künstler für jeden etwas, Voraussetzung ist nur die Liebe zur Perkussion und zu abwechslungsreichen Rhythmen.

(01). Mehmet Akatay - From my Soul (Mehmet Akatay) 05:18
(02). FisFüz feat. Andrea Piccioni & Mehmet Akatay - Djamila (Murat Coskun) 11:50
(03). Mehmet Akatay - Riqq Solo (Mehmet Akatay) 04:00
(04). Hosh Neva - Duaz-I Imam (trad. Turkey) 05:08
(05). Hosh Neva - Ey Zahid (M: trad. Turkey, T: Harabi) 03:36
(06). Glen Velez - Improvisation (Glen Velez) 04:12
(07). Glen Velez & Lori Cotler - Tel Halaf (Glen Velez) 03:26
(08). Mehmet Akatay - Takinta (Mehmet Akatay) 02:00
(09). Sattor Fozilov - Improvisation (Sattor Fozilov) 06:59
(10). Neyveli Venkatesh - Improvisation (Neyveli Venkatesh) 05:04
(11). Sattor Fozilov & Furkat Niyazi - Raftam ba djustudjujat (M: Zafar Nozim, T: Sadriddin Aini) 02:43
(12). Annette Maye, Mehmet Akatay, Sattor Fozilov & Murat Coskun - Adana (trad. Macedonia) 04:07
(13). Duo Doira - Flying Hands (Nora Thiele) 05:02
(14). Marcos Suzano & Gilson de Assis, feat. Simon Valentin - Brasil meeting (Suzano/de Assis) 04:56
(15). Pietro Cernuto, Ian Harrison, Michael Metzler, Nora Thiele, David Kuckhermann & Veridiana - Ciaramiddata (trad. Sicilia) 03:52
(16). Encore with "Les Haulz et les Bas" & All Musicians - An Dros (trad. Breton) 03:58

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John Cage - More Works for Percussion

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Quatuor Hêlios
John Cage - Credo in US. More Works for Percussion, 2001
Quatuor Hêlios' performance of Credo in Us is worth the price of the CD. This early work is a masterpiece that defies convention even more than John Cage's later experimental works or the annoyingly popular 4'33". Scored for prepared piano, two sets of tin cans, and a record player with unspecified records, this piece (in a good performance) deftly mocks the classical music tradition while still being the valid work of a "classical" composer. This performance is spectacular for its careful planning, and though some listeners may find the premeditation un-Cage-like, that's exactly what makes it great, especially when the recorded music is so well-chosen. The Quatuor Hêlios captures the precision and the humor Cage intended.
As for the music on the rest of the disc, it's probably only for staunch Cage enthusiasts. The performances of both of the pieces from Imaginary Landscapes (No. 1 and No. 3) are clearly conceptualized, precise, and full of interesting sounds; Inlets is an interesting collection of drips and drops, interrupted by a surprising and harsh sound reminiscent of a foghorn. The piece But What About the Noise of Crumpling Paper (this is a truncated version of the title) is a pointillistic experience that wears out its welcome: it's hard even to tell if the performers play this disconnected music well. - Daniel Felsenfeld

John Cage verkündet 1937 ein Manifest, das Epoche machen wird: The Future of Music: Credo. Darin verlangt er, dass den Künstlern Laboratorien oder Studios zugänglich sein sollten, die ihnen den Zugang zur elektronischen Musik ermöglichen. Ein Jahr später erfindet er das "präparierte Klavier", bei dem dank ein paar Muttern, Schrauben und Bolzen, die zwischen den Saiten ange-bracht werden, vollkommen unvorhersehbare Töne entstehen. Das Erscheinen dieser Töne wird "dem Sammeln von Muscheln an einem Strand" ähnlich. Im Zuge dieses Prozesses entsteht die fünfteilige Reihe "Imaginary Landscapes".
Ein Bravourstück ist das während des Krieges komponierte "Credo in US", das schon allein vom Titel her mehrdeutig ist: Gibt sich Cage als Patriot, der sich auf die United States bezieht, oder einfach als Humanist, der seinen Glauben in der ersten Person Plural bekennt? Aber verweist andererseits dieses Credo nicht auf das Manifest von 1937? Collagen, Cluster und Aneinanderreihungen stoßen auf die Allgegenwart explosiver pianistischer Einwürfe, die immer wieder durchzuckt werden von einer aggressiven Stille.
Mit "Inlets" gelingt den Interpreten ein erlesenes Geschenk: Sie lassen die Natur komponieren ... Der knisternde Ofen oder die plätschernden Seemuscheln definieren die Musik neu!
Das Quatuor Hêlios ist von Anbeginn an offen für die Zusammenarbeit mit Komponisten, um verschiedene zeitgenössische Perkussionssprachen zu entwickeln, die sich oft vermischen: "klassische" Instrumente, neue Technologien und Musiktheater. 1991 erschien die vielgelobte CD "Works for Percussion" mit Werken von John Cage (WER 62032).

1. Credo in US
2. Imaginary Landscape No. I
3. Inlets
4. Imaginary Landscape No. 3
5. But What About the Noise of Crumpling Paper Which He Used to Do in Order to Paint the Series of “Papiers froissés” or Tearing Up Paper to Make “Papiers déchirés?” Arp Was Stimulated by Water (Sea, Lake and Flowing Waters Like Rivers), Forests

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Rabin Lal Shrestha - India. Tablas

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Rabin Lal Shrestha
India. Tablas, 2007
Rabin wurde 1969 geboren und begann bereits im Alter von 12 Jahren mit dem Tablaspiel. Sein Lehrer war der bekannte Pandit Homnath Upadyaya. Er gilt heute als einer von Nepals Topmusikern und lehrt am Fine Art Campus der Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu. Sein musikalisches Können stellte er bereits auf Konzerten in Frankreich, Deutschland, der Schweiz und Italien unter Beweis.

(01). Shree 6:00
(02). Madras 6:15
(03). Arpana 5:58
(04). Shamghana 5:55
(05). Maya 5:58
(06). Godhulee 5:54
(07). Shrejana 5:46
(08). Arachana 6:01
(09). Ritu 5:59
(10). Shristi 5:52

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Philip Glass - Dancepieces

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Philip Glass
Dancepieces, 1982
In The Upper Room
1. Dance I
2. Dance II
3. Dance V
4. Dance VIII
5. Dance IX
Glasspieces
6. Glasspiece # 1 ('Rubric')
7. Glasspiece # 2 ('Facades')
8. Glasspiece # 3 ('Funeral' From Akhnaten)

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Orquestra Os Jóvens do Prenda - Berlin Festa!

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Angolas Top Band - die Jungs von Prenda - verwandeln die vier Hände zweier Xylophonspieler in vier elektronische Gitarren (Bass eingeschlossen). Es gibt nicht nur eine Lead- und eine Rhythmusgitarre, sondern auch eine Gegen-Leadgitarre, die alle Solostellen in transponierter Harmonie begleitet. Man füge hinzu eine fünfköpfige Percussion Section und die besten Sänger des Landes und man erhält eine unwiderstehlich groovige Show.

Transform Angola Top Band - the guys from Prenda - the four hands of two xylophone players in four electronic guitars (bass included). There is not only a lead and rhythm guitar, but also a counter-lead guitar, all accompanied solo passages in transposed harmony. It would add a five-piece percussion section and the best singers in the country and gives an irresistibly groovy show.

1. Nzenze
2. Manuela
3. Mukila We
4. Jienda Ja Anami
5. Campones
6. Harmonizacao y Amnistia
7. SIDA
8. Nova Cooperacao

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Conqueror Xiangyu Takes Off His Armour

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Treasure Edition" Series on famous Chinese musicians and best known music in the 20th Century

Conqueror Xiangyu Takes Off His Armour
Pipa solo and lead playing: Liu Dehai
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Liu Dehai, an eminent Chinese Pipa master, began learning Pipa and other traditional Chinese instruments (like Erhu and Sanxian) at the age of 13. Later Liu Dehai studied under Liu Shicheng, a famous Chinese Pipa player. In 1957 he was admitted into the Central Conservatory of Music, majoring in Pipa. In 1970 he joined the Central Philharmonic Orchestra as a Pipa soloist. Liu Dehai's adaptation of the traditional tune, "Laying An Ambush On All Sides" was a hit both in China and abroad. Since 1979, Liu Dehai toured extensively abroad and performed with many famous orchestras like Boston Symphony Orchestra and Berlin Symphony Orchestra. Liu Dehai's performance is acclaimed as being exuberant and highly sophisticated. Liu Dehai plays a huge role in popularizing traditional music with his new arrangements of many traditional tunes and his adaptation of many pop songs into Pipa solos. Liu Dehai's hit pieces include but not limited to "Wild Geese Descending On a Sandy Beach," "Billows Washing Beach Sand," and "A Moonlit Night In Xunyang."

Master of Pipa: Liu Dehai

Liu Dehai was born in Shanghai on August 13, 1937. As a reputedPipa(lute) master in China, Liu is now committee member of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference commissioner of Chinese Democratic League's Central Committee, commissioner of Chinese Litterateur and Artists' Union, executive manager of Chinese Musician Association Performing Arts Committee and professor in China Conservatory.

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In 1950, Liu began studying national musical instruments, such asPipa(a plucked string instrument with a fretted fingerboard),Erhu(a two-stringed Chinese fiddle),Chinese trichord sanxian and bamboo flute at the age of thirteen. He started his study in 1954 under Lin Shicheng, a well-knownPipaplayer of Pudong School. Three years later, Liu was accepted by the Central Conservatory majoring inPipa. Continuing his study under Lin Shicheng, he also learnt from Cao Anhe of Wuxi School, Sun Yude of Wang School, Yang Dajun of Pinghu School, enriching his performance with strong points of others. At the same time, he learnedQin(a zither-like seven-stringed instrument),Banhuand double bass from theQinplayer, Wu Jinglue. In 1960, Liu graduated in advance and stayed in the Conservatory as a teacher. In 1970, he became aPipasoloist in the Central Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1984, he taught in China Conservatory and was appointed as professor and vice president in 1987.

When he first performedSurrounded on All Sides, Liu Dehai fell in love with the ancient melody. However, he felt that the melody could not fully express the fierceness of the Gaixia Battle between Xiang Yu and Liu Bang. Therefore, he decided to adapt it to picture the battle incisively and vividly. His adaptation brought into full play the characteristics ofPipaperformances. He staged the adaptedSurrounded on All Sidesand made it a hit. From then on, people often unconsciously associatedSurrounded on All Sideswith the name of Liu Dehai. He took the adapted musical piece to the world stage, making people in the world know aboutPipaand the profound Chinese culture as well.

Liu Dehai has visited scores of countries and districts throughout the world. In 1980 and 1981, his joint performance of aPipaconcerto namedLitter Sisters on the Prairiewith Boston Symphony Orchestra, West Berlin Symphony Orchestra and the renowned conductor Sciji Ozawa was ardently welcomed by both Chinese and foreign audiences.

To popularize traditional music, Liu Dehai arranged several songs likeLiuyang River,Please Stay You Guests From Distance,The Song of GuerrillaandBloom of AstersintoPipasolos. He also rearranged and adapted some traditionalPipamusic such asThe Overlord Took off His Armor,Chen SuiandA Moonlit Night in Xun Yang.

Liu composed manyPipaworks full of philosophy, includingChapter of Life(consisting ofThe Swan,The Old Child, etc.),Chapter of Pastorale(consisting ofTravel to Hometown,Zen of a Single Fingle, etc), andChapter of Religion(consisting of Dropping Water Guanyin, Merry Arhat, etc.). These works marked his achievements in the search for new fingering ofPipaperformance and new ideas in composition.

(01) Big Billows Beat The Sands
(02) An Ancient Melody From Yingzhou
(03) Xiao and Drum Played Under The Setting Sun
(04) The Complaining Queen In Changmen Palace
(05) Conqueror Xiangyu Takes Off His Armour
(06) Yi Nationality Dance
(07) The Little Sisters In Grassland

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Pedro Soler et Benat Achiary - Pres du Coeur Sauvage

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Pedro Soler et Benat Achiary - Pres du Coeur Sauvage
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Born in 1938, Pedro Soler began playing guitar with exiled refugees from Andalusia who came to Toulouse after the Spanish Civil War. He performed in flamenco companies, studied with masters, and later accompanied celebrated flamenco singers and dancers. As a recording artist of over 50 years, Soler is one of the most honored flamenco artists.

[01]. Tu Infancia en Menton - Pedro Soler, Lorca, F.G.
[02]. Y Después - Pedro Soler, Lorca, F.G.
[03]. Poema Doble del Lago Eden - Pedro Soler, Lorca, F.G.
[04]. Jantizi Egokia, Bai, Baina - Pedro Soler, Artze, F.A.
[05]. Petites Valses Viennoises - Pedro Soler, Lorca, F.G.
[06]. Cantico Espiritual - Pedro Soler, De La Croix, St. Je
[07]. Chant d' Exil - Pedro Soler, Achiary, B.
[08]. Seguiriya - Pedro Soler, Soler, P.
[09]. Jauregi Hotzean - Pedro Soler, Mirande, Jon
[10]. Tio Vivo - Pedro Soler, Lorca, F.G.
[11]. Nana - Arratia Ibarreko - Pedro Soler, Traditional
[12]. Sonnet (Mientas Por Competir) - Pedro Soler, Gòngora
[13]. Soler, Pedro/Achiary, Beñat*xoxo Beltx Bat - Pedro Soler, Traditional
[14]. ¡Son de Negros en Cuba! - Pedro Soler, Lorca, F.G.
[15]. Ode Maritime - Pedro Soler, Pessoa, F.

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Jazz No Jazz 2

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One year after the succes of Volume I, Cool D:Vision releases Volume II of this collection dedicated to jazz's new influenses. 14 tracks selected amongst the best local and international productions of a jazz that can be defined as contaminated by electronic and other music genres, like swing, samba, house and nu-bossa. In this period, more than ever, we are seeing and hearing the creation of new styles and music trends influenced by jazz. A melting pot that is changing tastes, habits and fashions of the new generations.

Jazz No Jazz wants to bring into evidence these evolutions. It collects, following the usual Cool D:Vision style, some of the well-known exponents of these new musical frontiers, real sound innovators such as Vikter Duplaix, the French Metropolitan Jazz Affair and Klément Julienne, Povo from Scandinavia, the American Don Cunningham, the German Motorcitysoul, The Funky Lowlives (they remix a perl of the great Dizzy Gillespie), and more: Ben Mono and [re:jazz] (here revisted by the Japanese Yukihiro Fukutomi), the English Nathan Haines and Bah Samba, our local Nicola Conte (he remixes a track of Fuzz Against Junk) and many others. The CD opens to a pleasant sequence of tracks with an alive beat and dynamic atmosphere. It moves to a central moment highlighting sophisticated tracks that create ambience, and shifts towards the grand finale with a series of extra-smooth-jazz tracks, elegant and refined, leading into a soft atmosphere, which adapts to moments of pure and relaxing escape.

The last track is the very beautiful De Luz é Você by the Milanece jazz players Rinaldo Donati who has just signed with Cool D:Vision. An extraordinary contribution, and an anticipation of his forthcoming album Casa Brasil in which Donati, musicologist, guitar player, and composer with more than fifteen years of artistic activity, expresses his Brazilian vein in an elegantly jazzed language. All this comes packaged in a luxury, glossy didibox with a captivating graphics. A collection to be listened to, to be collected, to be given as a gift, to be loved, to be consumed, to dedicate to the most delicate palates That won't struggle in recognising a product of absolute musical prominence.

(01). Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca (Funky Lowloves Remix)
(02). Don Cuningham - Tabu
(03). Fuzz Against Junk - Latino (Nicola Conte Remix)
(04). Povo - Good & Bad (Special Jazz Mix)
(05). Klément Julienne - Roi de La Batt
(06). Bah Samba - Na Brasa
(07). Nathan Haines - Doot Dude
(08). Innocent Sorcerers - Gold
(09). Critical Point feat. Vikter Duplaix - Messages
(10). Motorcitysoul - It's On
(11). Metropolitain Jazz Affair - Chasing Places
(12). [re:jazz] - Second Sight (Yukihiro Fukutomi Remix)
(13). Ben Mono - Suburban Resident
(14). Donati - De Luz é Você

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Instrumental Quartet - Oriental Melodies

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Instrumental Quartet - Oriental Melodies

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1. Telet Ya Mahla noorha
2. 02-El Helwa De
3. Ya Salat El Zeen
4. Zorooni
5. The Wind (Lamma Bada Yatathana)
6. Dolab Rast - Ya Tera Teeri
7. Maqam Nahawand
8. Taqasim

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Ravi Prasad & Pedro Soler

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Ravi Prasad & Pedro Soler, 1999
A native of the south indian province of Kerala, Ravi Prasad studied classical indian music there, and recieived his diploma from the central Carnatic college of Madras. Among the musicians he has performed with ARE V.V. SUBRAMHANYAM, M. CHANDRASHEKHAR, UMAYALPURAM, SHIVARAMAN And KADRI GOPALNATH.
Sice he settled in France in 1985, he has collaborated with many artists, such as NANA VASCONCELOS, BERNARD LUBAT, GIOVANA MARINI, GERARD MARAIS, AND REGINE CHOPINOT, AS WELL AS PEDRO SOLDER.

In their dialog on this recording, Ravi Prasad & Pedro Soler rejoin the ancestral threads which link Flamenco to the music of India, which is one of its primary sources.
The families of nomads who settled in Andalusia in the 15th century, had started their long trek centuries earlier from Rajastan.
...known as Gypsies, they were the main originators of Flamenco.
This is why Ravi Prasad's singing, Flute and Percussion sound so natural with Pedro Soler's Flamenco guitar, which finds a strong response in the Cante Jondo, or "Deep Song", as well as in the Rhythms of Flamenco, which have their origin in the Ragas and innumerable Talas, or Rhythmic sequences, of India.

1. Gayatrirag (texte traditionnel)
May there he peace on mortal, immortal and
divine planes, J meditate upon the most
brilliant splendor of the Sun God. May he
stimulate our intellect (so that we are inspired
to take the right action at the right time).

You have but the right to perform action;
you have no hold on the results thereof.
May you not seek the rewards of action and
may you never engage in wrong action
(this is not an excuse for inaction !).

2. Boda de naja
The serpent-king lives in the seventh sea
But one night, attracted like all serpents
By the sweet, powerful perfune
Of linden-blossoms, the king meets his queen ...

4. Srushti
Man created religion,
Religion created dogmas.
Man, religion, and dogmas
Have given rise to separation,
tearing apart beings,
tearing apart the Earth.

5. tampura minera
(traditional philosophical text on the theme of attachment)

"God, You who have the power of suddenly taking life,
Of rendering impotent him who believes himself in fine form,
Of dissolving all the riches of him who possesses them,
Of seeing through all schemes,
Krishna, I invoke you, who are eternal joy."

6. Kuruvi Kharan
Give me a second to dissolve myself in you
And give me an eternity to entwine myself in you.
I am the raga of clouds,
You are the song of paradise.
Even the stars are intimidated by your glance.
I would like to place a kiss on your lips

Give me a second to dissolve myself
In you.

9. Tchaplamkatta
The universe in its infinite multiplicity
Finds its balance in this sublime
And fragile feeling of creation.

PEDRO SOLER has accompanied some of the greatest singers of cante jondo. such as Jacinto Almaden, Juan Varea, Pepe De La Matrona, La Joselito, Enrique Orozco, E. Morente, and more recently miguel Vargas. He continues this tradition today, Both as soloist and in duet, at the same time, his many encounters with masters of other traditional musics have led him to engage in dialogs between Flamenco and other musical realms represented by artists such as Benat achiary, Renaud Garcia-Fons, and Paul Barbousa, as well as Ravi prasad.

Ravi Prasad - vocals, percussion, flute
Pedro Soler - flamenco guitar

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Ravi Prasad - Pooja

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Ravi Prasad
Pooja, 1996
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(01). Air in Dias
(02). Morning Raga
(03). Oriental Express
(04). Serpa Pooja
(05). Keralam
(06). Pooja
(07). The Morning Dew
(08). Seventh Day
(09). The Eyes of the Moon
(10). I Am
(11). Chandra Bendir

Ravi Prasad - all vocals and instruments

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Ravi Prasad - Polyphonies

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Ravi Prasad
Polyphonies
Indian Polyphony?
Polyphony does not exist in India. This vocal quintet is therefore an original experience, not only for curious minds and amateurs of oriental exoticism, but also from the point of view of constantly evolving ethnic music heritage. Inspired by the celebration of work songs that set out the rhythm of the seasons and accompany the life of a people, these "Indoccidental" songs come to us as a bridge between two cultures, more easily accessible to the layman and closer to Western ears than Indian music. The magic works. These polyphonies are undoubtedly the fruit of a subtle blending, with innovative writing, incessant musical research and penetrating vocal harmony as its main ingredients.Ravi Prasad comes from the province of Kerala in southern India, and he is graduate of the reputed Central Carnatic College in Madras. In India, he sang with musicians of great renown. He arrived in France in 1985 and he has since immersed him self in various musical genres, such as jazz, electro-acoustic music and ethnic music, with such artists as Bernard Lubat, Nana Vasconcelos, or the guitarists Gerard Marais and Pedro Soler.With thetrombone player philippe Renaud and the Pianist Guillaume de Chassy, he has blended jazz and Claude Debussy's musical harmonies with Indian music. He has composed an Indian symphony entitled Mythia, a synthesis between classical, jazz, flamenco and traditional Indian music, interpreted by 120 artists. After the Padhani ensemble in 1990, he formed his vocal quintet in 1998. In parallel, he works with the dancer-choreographer Regine Chopinot on the performance "Chant de luna".

Ravi Prasad - vocals, jew's harp
Nicolas Roumy - vocals
Jean-Marc Lavie - vocals, sanza
Sylvie Abillard - vocals
Cécile Guillot-Doat - vocals

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Ravi Prasad - Entre-Deux‏

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Ravi Prasad
Entre-Deux, 2002
"When Ravi prasad first came to give a voice and breath control class to the compagny, the pertinence of his approach to growth process already at work within the "Ballet Atlantique" was immediately apparent. His way of connecting certain parts of the body to the different elements, of making them vibrate through breath control, and his conception of transmission as a tight blend of pedagogy and imagination rang true to us.
The idea -and desire- create a work together was quick to follow."
Regine Chopinot

1. Bleu noir
2. Alari
3. Kundala mood
4. Chennai
5. Entre-Deux
6. Valse à toute temps
7. Trivarga
8. Noeud nord

Ravi Prasad - vocals, flute, percussion
Frédéric Norel - violin
Francoise Renard - viola
Denys Viollet - cello

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The Very Best Of Guitar Vol.[1-3]

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The Very Best Of Guitar Vol.1
Track Listing
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[01]. Still Got The Blues
[02]. Tunnel Of Love
[03]. I Shot The Sheriff
[04]. Samba Pa Ti
[05]. Smoking Gun
[06]. Oh Well
[07]. How Can We Hang To A Dream
[08]. White Room
[09]. Water Of Love
[10]. Confidence Man
[11]. Knockin On Heavens Door
[12]. Sunshine Of Your Love

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The Very Best Of Guitar Vol.2
Track Listing
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[01]. The Healer
[02]. Jingo Lo Ba
[03]. Lady Down Sally
[04]. I Need Your Love So Bad
[05]. Im In The Mood
[06]. Money For Nothing
[07]. Layla
[08]. Right Next Door
[09]. Man Of The World
[10]. Black Magic Woman
[11]. Strange Brew
[12]. A Salty Dog

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The Very Best Of Guitar Vol.3
Track Listing
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[01]. Sultans Of Swing
[02]. Oh Pretty Woman
[03]. Oye Como Va
[04]. Cocaine
[05]. Badge
[06]. Evil Ways
[07]. After Midnight
[08]. Albatross
[09]. Apache
[10]. Rebel Rouser
[11]. Walk Dont Run
[12]. 40 Miles Of Bad Road

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Ustad Ali Akbar Khan - The Great Genius Of Sarod

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Track List
01.Rag Lome
02.Rag Bihag

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Suite Andalouse

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Pedro Soler & Renaud Garcia-Fons
Suite Andalouse pour contrebasse et guitare flamenca, 1994
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The European press has repeatedly hailed Renaud Garcнa-Fons as being, “the Paganini of the double bass”.
The Franco-Spanish bassist performs on a custom built, five-string contrabasse (tuned E,A,D,G,C), which gives him a sweeping range, even superceding the high notes of the cello and his playing register can ascend even as high as the violin. Especially during his frequent solo sojourns, you’ll often find yourself exclaiming, “I can’t believe that’s a double bass!”

Born in 1938, Pedro Soler began playing guitar with exiled refugees from Andalusia who came to Toulouse after the Spanish Civil War. He performed in flamenco companies, studied with masters, and later accompanied celebrated flamenco singers and dancers. As a recording artist of over 50 years, Soler is one of the most honored flamenco artists.

(01). Puente De Triana
(02). Azahar Malagueno
(03). Noche Gaditana
(04). Madrugada - Renaud Garcia-Fons
(05). Caminos - Pedro Soler
(06). Cante Del Guajiro
(07). Gitanet - Renaud Garcia-Fons
(08). Sentir Farruco
(09). Barrio De Santiago
(10). La Union

Pedro Soler - flamenco guitar
Renaud Garcia-Fons - double bass

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Pedro Soler - Sombras. Guitarra Flamenco

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Pedro Soler
Sombras. Guitarra Flamenca, 1995
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PEDRO SOLER
There are many people who think that he is older than actually is (he was born in 1938). The reason being that very early he was adopted by the Masters of the "golden age" of flamenco. Having arrived in Madrid on the day Manuel Vallejo died, it was at the famous Villa Rosa, plaza de Santa Ana, that he got to know the still many renowned personalities of that period. He had the opportunity of accompanying Pericon de Cadiz, Rafael Romero, Bernardo de los Lobitos, of listening to and seeing perform Perico del Lunar the elder and the legendary Manolo de Huelva, among others.

In the spanish quarter of Toulouse, at that time the capital of Republican spaniards in exile, he had already taken his first steps with Jose Maria of Grenada, Jacinto Almaden, attracted by the sonority of Soler's style, decided to form him to become his guitarist.

He kept him as second guitarist, always by his side on his tours in Spain and throughout Europe. Pepe de Badajoz, one of the rare guitarists to have regularly accompanied Don Antonio Chacon, was first guitarist of the troupe, Performing at first only to accompany the dancers, Soler was learning from Babajoz without ever "taking a class". The master would simply give him advice. It was up to him to hear, to see and especially to understand because the only instructions were approximately : "that's it" or "that's not it". The only remuneration for Pepe's advice being a box of enormous Romeo and Juliette cigars from time to time. A great friendship united master and pupil but yet Pepe gave Soler the "Alternative" in a rather cruel fashion in 1967 during one of Almaden's recitals in Madrid at the "Teatro de la Comedia". Pepe was accompanying the first part, the more traditional songs of the "jondo" and Soler the second part, the freer songs of the Levant that were Almaden's real specialty. When the last song of the first part, the Seguiriya was announced, Pepe put away his guitar and left, in spite of Almaden's protests, obliging Soler to introduce himself to Madrid in front of a public where all the aficionados and artists were present and accompany a song he knew only relatively well. The beginning was difficult and intricate but the public soon adopted his guitar and he left "the arena" carrying off two ears (his own at least). The press (A.B.C.) echoed the public's response " "The masters Pepe de Badjoz and Pedro Soler fulfilled theirs accompanists' roles with great effectiveness". At the end of his life, Badajoz sent for Soler. He left him a sort of musical inheritance, even saying : "Play this and say its yours. I never had it recorded".

Soler accompanied Almaden until the latter's death. He performed for many years with Pepe de la Matrona whose teaching were a determining factor for him. He also accompanied Juan Varea for a long time, later, Enrique Morente and at the moment, Miguel Vargas is the singer that he most often accompanies.

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Essentially flamenco music relies upon the use of three modes : Major, Minor and Phryglan.
It is chiefly baseb on a shema of which the cycle is twelve beats in a binary and ternary combination. Paul Claudel wrote : "Twelve is three multiplied by four, the square multiplied by the triangle, it is the root of sphere, it is the perfect number." Twelve, the number of signs in the Zodiac, the number of Apostles, the hours of the day and night, the months of the year...

(01). Aire Serrano (Serrena)
(02). Aljibe Arabesco (Granaina)
(03). Cantina Del Pelele (Cantina)
(04). Luna Callada (Por Tientos)
(05). Flor Del Caribe (Guajira)
(06). Noche Oscura (Seguiriya)
(07). En Los Patios (Sevillanas)
(08). Canas Del Genil (Garrotin)
(09). Oracion Minera (Rondena)
(10). Sombras Del Atardecer (Soleares)
(11). Cuna De Mimbre (Nana Flamenca)

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SALAMAT meet LES MUSICIENS DU NIL

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SALAMAT meet LES MUSICIENS DU NIL
Salam Delta
feat. METQAL, SALMA, AHMED FATHY & very special guest: FERUS MUSTAFOV
Afro Nubian All Stars: Three of the biggest names in Cairo's music scene came together for a studio session after their tumultuous reception at the Heimatklänge Festival in Berlin. Vocalist Matqual, one of the great masters of traditional Egyptian music, Selma, popular star guest at Nubian weddings in Cairo and newcomer Ahmed Fathy, member of a well known music dynasty and all of twelve years of age at the time of these recordings join the group Salamat for a churning session. A top class joint venture!

Salam Delta originated as a pan-modern Cairo musical revue assembled by Salamat leader Mahmoud Fadl for a 1994 Berlin festival. The performances so thoroughly torched audiences that Piranha decided to run the whole crew into the studio. Be glad they did, and also that the smart ass jokester aspects in the liner notes (or the presence of Hijaz Mustapha from 3 Mustaphas 3 as producer) doesn't turn up in the high-octane performances here. But solemn traditionalism doesn't rule, either -- these players, drawn from Salamat, and percussion ensemble Les Musiciens du Nil, are fronted here by singers Shamandi Tewfig Metqâl, Salama Abdel Rahman, and 12-year-old prodigy Ahmed Fathy, who sound like they're having an absolute blast. "Salamat, Salamat" opens with a very early rai feel, except these are the type of horn, accordion, and violin parts and sound the first rai guys were trying to capture via synthesizers. It's seriously rocking, nothing laid-back traditional about it, with Metqâl shouting hard while the galloping percussion drive keeps going through Salama's female vocals on "Ya Ghayeb," with its '80s rai accordion and bubbling funk basslines. Fathy's "Habibi Wa Enaya" brings the Egyptian side of Arabic pop to the fore as strings dominate a sparer arrangement supporting the near-androgynous vocals. He's a good singer, hitting his notes surely and without any tentativeness, and the fact that he's the least impressive of the three vocalists is nothing a few years of seasoning won't cure. The best may be Salama and the blend of accordion, sax, and violin lines on "Betfout" which help to fill in another piece of the sonic puzzle -- the Sudanese/Nubian music of Abdel Gadir Salim or Ali Hassan Kuban (probably the soul/R&B/funk side of the Egyptian pop equation) is that other naggingly familiar sound in the music here. "El Zol Al Asal" boasts a funky bass undertow, and the violin and vocals both hint at "Tequila" -- call it "Tequila" by the Nile in Berlin with a Washington, D.C. go-go beat if you want to (or call it messing with the kid) but it's definitely big fun. "Farawla" is the other extended feature for Metqâl with a traditional intro and low-pitched, background string drone for three minutes before percussive string riffs begin playing off the drums, vigorously driving the song forward. Salama goes more low-key trad for the closer -- "Um Ul Khaur" -- you can hear how the horn lines were duplicated by the synth in rai, and suddenly Messaoud Bellemou's transition role in Algerian music is easy to understand. The best thing about Salam Delta is that all those analytical or points or musical connections within the Arab pop world pale before the sheer joy and exuberance in the music. Ain't nothing but a house party, really, a bunch of musicians with a tradition and hometown in common, thrown together for the first time, getting off and letting it rip. It would be nice to hear it happen again. ~ Don Snowden, AMG

1. Salamat, Salamat
2. Ya Ghayeb
3. Habibi wa Enaya
4. Betfout
5. Kadabin
6. El Zol al Asal
7. Farawla
8. Om ul Khair

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Cheikha Rimitti - Sidi Mansour

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Cheikha Rimitti - Sidi Mansour
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Time - 1920's. Place - Oran. This western Algerian port, melting pot of Mediterranean musics, is where RAi, the meditative chant of Bedouin shepards, went urban. It was in a nearby village where RIMITTI made her dancing debut with a musical troupe that zigzagged western Algeria. The horrors of war and the epidemics that scourzed the region inspired her first verses and led her to a career in music. In 1936, she recorded her first albums with Pathe, a french record company.
CHEIKHA ("CRAZY") RIMITTI, as she is known throughout Algeria, elevated Rai to new neights, rescuing it from what some categorized as "unrefined" due to its sensual nature (love, alcohol, joys and pain of daily life).

RIMITTI, NOW 70 YEARS OLD, has retained youthful voice and still performs on stage, from Algeria to France, from festival to cabaret. Her stage presence is without equal ! Even though a large part of her repertory is known to several generations, the often "risque" texts still make her the singer "one does not listen to with the whole family".

In spring 1993, algerian composer Houari TSLBI asked RIMITTI to interpret some songs he had composed especially for her. The mother of Rai was thrilled by the project itself - and the possibility to show herself and current Rai singers in a different light. She is not as "old" - they are not as "new".
as one might think !
with the new recording adventure, RIMITTI proves that conquest of new musical horizons is not a question of age, but of fresh inspiration.

1. Nghani ki ma nabghi
2. Sidi Mansour
3. Ha raï ha raï
4. Rah jey
5. Rouked el achra
6. Maheyni maheyni
7. Rah yabki
8. Serrer à droite et stationner
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Arabian Classic Tune Band 1

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Track Listings
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1. Samai Hijazkarkourd
2. Samai Shahnaz
3. Samai Nahawand
4. Balad Al Mahboub
5. Samai Nahawand (2)
6. Ibn Albalad
7. Samai Nawather
8. Azezah
9. Samai Shataraban

Oud : Badri Al Imam
Kanoun : Khayyam Masoumaei
Nay : Hassan Eid
Riq : Ihsan Al Imam
Cello : Bashar Orabi
Rhythm : Illy Baradii

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Gypsy Music from Bulgaria 2

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Ibro Lolov & His Gypsy Orchestra
Gypsy Music from Bulgaria Vol.2, 2002
IBRO LOLOV is known in Bulgaria as legend of Bulgarian folk music. He is a third generation musicians whose father founded one of the most popular Bulgarian folk orchestras. Ibro Lolov is a virtuoso accordion player with a unique technique. The Paolo Soprani Company has created and manufactured a special accordion for Ibro Lolov. His accordion playing technique features the virtuosity of the Gipsy musicians and shows a phenomenal sense of style. Ibro Lovlov has toured extensively in Bulgaria, the former Yugoslavia, Greece, Germany amongst others. In 1983 he won the first prize at the international festival in Paris "The Heart of Accordionist". On this recording Ibro Lolov performs with some of the most outstanding Bulgarian Gipsy musicians.

Gypsy Music: has always had a certain fascination for us - there is a lot of mystery of faraway places in this music, a kind of longing, a sadness and often such exuberant and fiery enthusiasm as to make our hearts pound and our feet tap. Apart from this Gypsy musicians usually play their instruments excellently and are able to express and project a veritable rainbow of emotions with their guitars, accordions and violins. Gypsies truly "have music in their blood".

History: The term Gypsy music refers strictly to the gypsies' own folk music, but in its broadest sense has become a general term for music performed and cultivated by gypsies.
The gypsies were/are an itinerant people believed to have originated from northern India, their language being akin to Sanskrit. By the 9th century they were in Persia and by the 11th they had reached Bulgaria, by the 15th century they were in many European countries.
There is no single musical style shared by gypsies throughout the world. In the 20th century gypsy musicians are found not only in Hungary but also from Iran through the Balkans to the Russian Republics, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Andalusia and even North Africa.
Everywhere they perform their music in a style and on instruments characteristic of the region and its inhabitants.
It would be extremely difficult for the untrained listener to distinguish Bulgarian gypsy music from Bulgarian folk music. There are many elements common to both.

Music and Lyrics by Ibro Lolov/MEGA Music
Performed by Ibro Lolov and his Gipsy Orchestra
SOLOISTS:
Ibro Lolov - accordion
Biser Chobanov - clarinet
Kiril Mitev - keyboard
Nikolay Gardev - vocals
Bojidar Andreev - vocals

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Gypsy Music from Bulgaria 1

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Ibro Lolov & His Gypsy Orchestra
Gypsy Music from Bulgaria Vol.1, 2000
Gypsy music has always had a certain fascination for us - there is a lot of mystery of faraway places in this music, a kind of longing, a sadness and often such exuberant and fiery enthusiasm as to make our hearts pound and our feet tap. Apart from this Gypsy musicians usually play their instruments excellently and are able to express and project a veritable rainbow of emotions with their guitars, accordions and violins. Gypsies truly "have music in their blood".

History: The term Gypsy music refers strictly to the gypsies' own folk music, but in its broadest sense has become a general term for music performed and cultivated by gypsies.
The gypsies were/are an itinerant people believed to have originated from northern India, their language being akin to Sanskrit. By the 9th century they were in Persia and by the 11th they had reached Bulgaria, by the 15th century they were in many European countries.
There is no single musical style shared by gypsies throughout the world. In the 20th century gypsy musicians are found not only in Hungary but also from Iran through the Balkans to the Russian Republics, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Andalusia and even North Africa.
Everywhere they perform their music in a style and on instruments characteristic of the region and its inhabitants.
It would be extremely difficult for the untrained listener to distinguish Bulgarian gypsy music from Bulgarian folk music. There are many elements common to both.

On this CD of Bulgarian Gypsy music we find remarkable rhythmic similarities with various Middle Eastern rhythms which is probably connected with the Turkish invasion of Southern Europe and their occupancy of the Balkans for centuries. There are straight rhythms (4/4) as well as uneven rhythms (e.g. 9/8, 5/4).
The instruments used here are the accordion, playing a leading role, accompanied by a violin, guitar, bass, a drum resembling the Arabian darbouka and a male and female singer. The music is mainly dance music from different regions and for various occasions. The pieces are mainly instrumental with a few sung pieces interspersed.
The violin usually follows the melody played on the accordion in unison or is playing harmony above or below the melody-line of the accordion. Occasionally the violin breaks free and plays a short solo during which time the according plays rhythmic chords or there are short dialogues between the violin and the accordion, but always the accordion takes back its role as the lead instrument.

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