||C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band|
My Baby Don't Wear No Shoes (1988)
This is the real deal, obviously. C.J. is the son of Clifton Chenier, who is to zydeco what James Brown is to soul--i.e., the godfather--and the music here is very traditionalist and stripped down (sometimes, as in "Blue Flame Blues" ...
Revels Celebration of Spring Summer & Fall (1998)
3 Cds Track Listing: Padstow May Song, The; To Portsmouth; Allee-Allee-O Two in a Boat, The; A-Roving; Traditional Sword Dances/Bobby Shaftoe; Mermaid, The; Our Gallant Ship; Cape Cod Girls; Pay Me My Money Down; Boney; Seamen's Hymn, The; One Thought ...
||Italian String Virtuosi (1995) |
Though "virtuosi" is overstating the case, this very pleasant recording also documents a pretty much totally forgotten branch of hyphenated-American music. The 1920s and `30s mandolin, banjo and guitar players here come from a fairly polished professional urban-popular background and ...
||New Orleans C.A.C Jazz Orchestr|
Mood Indigo (1996)
On this enjoyable CD, singers George French, Germaine Bazzle (whose deep voice takes some getting used to) and Johnny Adams get first billing, taking two to four songs apiece and sharing "Mood Indigo" and a blues medley. However, it is ...
||New Orleans Nightcrawlers|
New Orleans Nightcrawlers (1996)
The New Orleans Nightcrawlers include: Eric Traub, Ken "Snakebite" Jacobs (saxophone); Kevin Clark (trumpet); Craig Klein (trombone); Matt Perrine (sousaphone); Tom McDermott (piano).
The New Orleans Nightcrawlers, a ten-piece brass band consisting of two trumpets, two trombones, two tenors, baritone, sousaphone, ...
Harpes Du Nouvel Age (1986)
Track Listing: Musique Sacrée; Dor I; Piberezh; Dor II; Rory Dall's Love Tune; Kervalan; Luskellerezh; Dihun'ta; En Dro Inis-Arzh; Dans Fanch Mitt; Suite Ecossaise; Dor III;
Return Of El Parche (1986)
Steve Jordan's facility with uptempo or ballad material, polkas, waltzes, traditional Mexican and reworked American rock, pop and country helped established his base, as did a number of regional singles and albums. The 12 tunes on this anthology were recorded ...
Entre Humo Y Botellas (1989)
Flaco Jimenez has been the most popular accordionist to perform, compose and record conjunto music, not only cutting numerous singles and albums for regional labels but also serving as a sideman for well-known rockers like Doug Sahm and Ry Cooder. ...
El Huracan (1987)
Steve Jordan's second Rounder anthology in 1989 included polkas, drinking songs and a couple of more ambitious numbers that blended Afro-Latin and Caribbean rhythmic influences. Once more, his accordion playing was impressive, especially on "Que Tanto Es Tantito" and "Ran-Kan-Kan." ...
||Sol Y Canto|
Sendero del Sol (1996)
Given the fact that the members of this band come from four different countries and musical traditions, the smoothness and flow of their interactions is somewhat surprising. The lightning fast guitar lines and handclaps that are typical of flamenco fit ...
||Modern New Orleans Masters (1998) |
This is an excellent budget compilation from Rounder, featuring modern New Orleans blues, soul, jazz, and funk. Even though some of the artists represented here have recorded for other labels over the years, Rounder has consistently championed excellent sessions from ...
Water Lilly (1977)
Herdman presents a more traditional set of songs on this collection, which was recorded in 1976. Accompanied by fiddle, mandolin, and cello, along with her own guitar, she is remarkably affecting on such emotional selections as "The Drover's Sweetheart" and, ...
Charcoal Lane (1992)
Recording information: Curtain Street Studios, Melbourne, Australia (04/1990).
Unknown Contributor Role: Ray Pereira.
Personnel: Archie Roach (vocals, guitar); Steve Connolly (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Paul Kelly (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar); Vika Bull, Linda Bull, Neil Finn, Tim Finn (vocals); Gerry ...
||Chris Bock / Stevan Pasero|
Zbra (2009) (Import)
ZBRA is a great example of what can happen when two multi-talented musicians come together to compose a body of music that is rhythmic, jazzy, while incorporating years of jamming techniques and touring stamina. ZBRA spotlights the melodic guitar mastery ...
One of the most revered musicians in Bulgaria, clarinetist Ivo Papasov is a master of Bulgarian wedding music. The superb and largely instrumental Balkanology draws not only on Bulgarian elements, but also the music of Greece, Turkey and Romania. Listening ...
||Big Noise: A Mambo Inn Compilation (1994) |
This is the first compilation album from the Mambo Inn, London's pioneering world music club. At times the music is far-reaching in its coverage of areas of the world, although all tracks are made to be extremely danceable. There is ...
||Jazz Jamaica Allstars|
There are some musical ideas that work so well that the first time you hear them, you wonder why it wasn't done before. Such is the nature of Skaravan, the pioneering fusion between jazz and Jamaican music. Jazz Jamaica's rhythm ...
||Big Noise 2: Another Mambo Inn Compilation (1997) |
The Mambo Inn was a London club that seems to have achieved, perhaps uniquely, all the promise of worldbeat fusion. By taking African jazz, Brazilian tropicalismo, Jamaican reggae and every other exotic beat-based music within reach and treating them as ...
Latin Soul (1999)
Recorded live at The Conga Room, Los Angeles, California; Yoshi's Nightspot, Oakland, California between April and July 1999. Includes liner notes by Remo D. Belli & Edward James Olmos.
LATIN SOUL won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Performance.
With radio formats as segregated as they are these days, few artists dare mixing two genres on a single recording, let alone the three -- smooth jazz, lite bebop, and Latin -- that the famed flutist does here. For a ...
Island Grooves: Jamboree & Ivory And Steel (2000)
ISLAND GROOVES contains the two previously released albums IVORY & STEEL (1980) and JAMBOREE (1988) in one 2-disc package.
Monty Alexander's Ivory & Steel: Monty Alexander (piano); Bernard Montgomery (electric bass); Marshall Wood (bass); Marvin "Smitty" Smith (drums); Othello Molineaux, Len ...
Astor Piazzolla Reunion: A Tango Excursion (1998) Top Seller
The track "Mi Refugio," features Gary Burton overdubbed on a rare solo performance by Astor Piazzolla.
Gary Burton has had many stellar moments over the years, and in the 1990s, one of his finest achievements was Astor Piazzolla Reunion, a heartfelt ...
Plays The Music Of A.C. Jobim & George Gershwin (1982)
Carlos Barbosa-Lima is a superb Brazilian classical guitarist who has a beautiful tone. On his debut for Concord Concerto (the first of many releases), Barbosa-Lima performs six pieces by Antonio Carlos Jobim and eight by George Gershwin. The guitarist mixes ...
Twilight In Rio (1995)
Recording information: Master Track, Hayward, CA (11/08/1994).
Carlos Barbosa-Lima - From Yesterday to Penny Lane (1996)
Recording information: Salle Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria (02/1996-03/1996).
Photographer: Dean Armstrong.
Arrangers: José Bragato; Johnny Griggs; Carlos Barbosa-Lima .
Personnel: Andrés Caruncho (guitar).
Liner Note Author: Eric Salzman.