Remarkably Serious: An Interview with Spanish Brass Quintet Carlos Beneto Grau
A “rock band from brass” or a serious circus? The Spanish Brass brass quintet performed at the International Music Festival in Yaroslavl. Spanish macho virtuosi first appeared in Russia, and…

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Wish Tree: Four New Jazz Albums
Anyway, but today jazz is the most creative, modern, free and therefore interesting music from all styles. And this is the only genre in which domestic musicians perform in all…

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Nineties without linden: seven great forgotten songs
In the summer of Moscow, the pioneers of Alice in Chains will arrive. The band recorded the first exemplary album of this style “Facelift”, and in 1992, AIC released the…

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Five new albums of atypical jazz compositions

Jazz is like Bulgakov Woland: timeless. Forgive such an association, but the truth is: it seems to develop in time … or in several times. While unknown recordings of jazz classics are discovered (and in unique compositions), middle-generation musicians find their “third way” in author / improvisational music.

Christian McBride’s “Christian McBride’s New Jawn” The productivity of the contrabass player Christian McBride is surprising: the sideman is all cool, and the bandlider … The new project is the New Jawn quartet, in the name of which “jawn” is translated from slang native to the musician of Philadelphia something like “dude” and “point” at the same time. The chip is the lack of a chord instrument. No guitar, no piano. But – Marcus Strickland on a tenor saxophone and Joshua Ivens on the trumpet. Together with the killer rhythm section (drummer – Stit Waits) – they sound wide and whimsical. Continue reading

On the topic of the day: four new jazz albums

Jazzman – in principle, people are not indifferent to everything in life (and what will happen after it). Otherwise, they are not jazzmen. Which, however, does not prevent them from combining wisdom with the drive, and thoughtfulness with entertainment. We present four new albums by cool artists, in which this balance is present to one degree or another.

Tommy Emmanuel & John Knowles “Heart Songs” Here, at first glance, everything is simple. Duo album of two masters of acoustic guitar – Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles. Then you can not say anything, in principle – who does not know the old man Emmanuel, whose approach to the acoustic guitar can be called magical and innovative? On his wooden acoustics, he manufactures this … Six strings, ten fingers, and it sounds like a percussion orchestra. Continue reading

Madonna’s discography as a mirror of digital record evolution

Madonna’s first albums coincided with the distribution of CDs on the market and her further work clearly shows how the priorities in record recording changed. Let us examine them in more detail.

On June 14, Madonna released her 14th album “Madame X”. The word form firmly settled in the school essays – “it was reflected in the novel” and further stationery was la-la from another essay. Older writers at this place start to talk about the diversity of the pop diva, her writings and other merits. Well what can I say, a lovely woman, a pantheon of gods, where we are, and where is she? Therefore, we turn on a parallel path. To date, Hi-Res publications have touched only five releases from the discography of Madonna. Continue reading

Baroque ensemble Il Gardellino: “We never record in studios”
Baroque - new rock and roll? You can say so! Let this music be already half a millennium - what difference does it have if it still pumps people at…

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Sounds that do not exist
Let's listen to a tape recording of sacred music - Tibetan monks or Gregorian singing. If you listen, you can hear how the voices merge, forming one pulsating tone. This…

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What is the secret of the fascinating power of music?
Music surrounds us everywhere. At the sound of a powerful orchestral crescendo, tears come to my eyes and goosebumps run down my back. The musical accompaniment enhances the artistic expressiveness…

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Will you be Einstein?
You are young, you consider yourself advanced, nightclubs are the best place to hang out after school or work. After - a feeling of well spent time, only now a…

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