World Music Mix: Al-jiçç(Portugal)- EP Traveler / Rupta

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‘Chants’ is Al-jiçç’s fifth album and represents a new aesthetic evolution of the band. It was composed and produced during the pandemic, with the musicians individually recording their parts.

The music started with six little themes composed on an electric piano, which served as a harmonic basis for the improvisations. These improvisations were edited and manipulated, with the mixing and post-production playing a fundamental role on the record.

Keeping the Mediterranean-inspired melodies as a brand, in ‘Chants’ these were mixed in a universe influenced by Miles Davis’ electric period (in ‘Route’), by Dub (in ‘Zadar’) or more ambient electronics ( in ‘Lost Signal’).

This record represents a new direction for Al-Jiçç, using the melodic side as a starting point for more electronic and contemporary universes.

Nuno Damião – guitar, keyboards and percussion
Gonçalo Lopes – clarinet and bass clarinet
Ricardo A. Freitas – electric bass
Jorge Lopes Trigo – percussion

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 BEST OF BANDCAMP JAZZ – January 2019 and September 2021
” The quartet Al-jiçç embrace a number of influences, (…), With slinky tempos that slide into thick grooves, the quartet (…) give the different melodic approaches a bird-of-a-feather quality. the interplay between guitar and bass clarinet , like shadowplay between the sun and shade, results in some seriously absorbing moments.” Dave Sumner

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World Music Mix: Tano Pumará(Argentina)-Album: Incierto(2022)

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Tano Pumará(Argentina)- Incierto

Tano Pumará: Incierto

The project to record the album arose during the pandemic with the idea of making a synthesis of a musical journey of many years.
The violin is the protagonist because it is the instrument that has accompanied me since I was 5 years old and, almost without intending to, the musical genres that were most present in my life began to appear: jazz, Argentine folk music, tango, Argentine rock. The result is difficult to classify within a musical genre, but these influences can be recognized.
Incierto, the title track, is a Tano Pumara original. The tune embodies Nuevo Tango (New Tango).

Tano Pumará: Violin, production, arrengements, composition.
Matías Martino: piano
Fefe Botti: Up right bass
Mono Valle: Drums

Recorded in “Estudio Bulo” by Nacho de la Riega. December 2021
Covers ilustrations: Teresita Pumará
Covers design: Marcos Novick

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World Music Mix: Baiju Bhatt & Red Sun(India/Switzerland)-People of Tomorrow

Baiju Bhatt & Red Sun-People of Tomorrow

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Album: People of Tomorrow
Label: Neuklang

Baiju Bhatt & Red Sun

Nouvel album People of Tomorrow

Sortie le 28/10/2022 chez Neuklang

En concert à Paris au Pan Piper le 28/11/2022

Baiju Bhatt retrouve son groupe Red Sun pour un troisième album, People of Tomorrow, prévu le 28/10/2022 sur le label Neuklang, qui brouille encore davantage les frontières musicales.

Quatre ans après la sortie du singulier Eastern Sonata, qui mélangeait avec beaucoup de malice et de talent les influences d’une Inde fantasmée et du jazz-rock occidental, le violoniste et compositeur indo suisse Baiju Bhatt récidive et enfonce le clou en nous proposant un album encore plus ambitieux et puissant, doté d’une profonde richesse musicale, harmonieuse et subtile.

Un pied en orient, et un pied en occident, le violoniste Baiju Bhatt réalise avec People of Tomorrow un métissage audacieux entre jazz-rock et musique indienne, entre tradition et modernité.

Entouré par le quintet transalpin Red Sun et par le guitariste Nguyên Lê en invité, Baiju Bhatt & Red Sun forment un groupe alchimique où les différentes sonorités de chacun se fondent dans une parfaite harmonie. A eux cinq, ils effacent les frontières et mixent les cultures dans un grand feu d’artifice multicolore, virtuose et harmonieux. Un jeu fougueux au placement rythmique exemplaire, qui sait aussi devenir romantique et aérien.

Ancien élève de Jean Luc Ponty et Didier Lockwood, le violoniste Baiju Bhatt défend avec son groupe Red Sun un projet musical ambitieux plaçant au centre de sa recherche la quête d’identité et la volonté de faire chanter ensemble des mondes musicaux différents, en particulier le jazz et la musique indienne.

Avec People Of Tomorrow, nous voyageons à travers le monde et différents styles musicaux, et nous en ressentons toutes les saveurs, les odeurs et les épices, si bien que la notion de «musique du monde» prend ici sa pleine signification en effaçant toutes les frontières dans un grand feu d’artifice, chatoyant et multicolore.

Baiju Bhatt approfondit son langage musical et il nous épate encore davantage avec ses thèmes prégnants joués à l’unisson (saxophone-violon avec la complicité de Valentin Conus, ou piano-violon avec Mark Priore) et avec sa musique contrastée, faite de breaks et de ruptures rythmiques, qui multiplie les climats et les atmosphères. Une musique riche et complexe, formidablement bien construite et structurée, qui a l’intelligence d’être toujours accessible et fluide.

L’énergie musicale déployée est à la hauteur du lyrisme des différents solistes, parfois teinté de romantisme, à l’image du jeu de violon de Baiju, qui sait comme personne manier virtuosité et élégance et assembler, avec brio, musique classique, traditions du monde, musique indienne, et jazz-rock !

Baiju Bhatt & Red Sun :

Baiju Bhatt – violon, composition, arrangements

Valentin Conus – saxophone ténor, saxophone soprano

Mark Priore – piano

Blaise Hommage – basse électrique

Paul Berne – batterie

  • invité spécial : Nguyên Lê – guitare électrique

Baiju Bhatt is back with his group Red Sun for a third album, People of Tomorrow, scheduled for 10/28/2022 on the Neuklang label, which crosses musical borders even further.

Four years after the release of the singular Eastern Sonata, which mixed with great playfulness and talent the influences of a fantasized India and Western jazz-rock, the Indo Swiss violinist and composer Baiju Bhatt does it again and insists by offering us an album yet more ambitious and powerful, endowed with a deep musical richness, harmonious and subtle.

One foot in the East and one foot in the West, the violinist Baiju Bhatt achieves with People of Tomorrow a daring mix between jazz-rock and Indian music, between tradition and modernity.

Surrounded by the transalpine quintet Red Sun and by guest guitarist Nguyên Lê, Baiju Bhatt & Red Sun form an alchemical group where the different sounds of each blend in perfect harmony. The five of them erase borders and mix cultures in a great multicolored, virtuoso and harmonious fireworks display. A fiery game with exemplary rhythmic placement, which becomes romantic and ethereal.

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World Music Mix: Kimya Ensemble(France)-Album: Between Mist and Sky

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Kimya Ensemble(France)-Maramaros
Album: Between Mist and Sky
Label: Urborigène Records(2022)

1er album Between Mist and Sky

Sortie le 21/10/2022 chez Urborigène Records

En concert le 09 novembre 2022 au Studio de l’Ermitage

L’Ensemble Kimya nous offre le 21/10/2022 son premier album, Between Mist and Sky, sur lequel les cordes et les percussions mêlent leurs sonorités entre jazz, world et classique, entre Orient et Occident, jusque des univers inexploreìs.

L’Ensemble Kimya (alchimie en arabe) rassemble quatre musiciens d’horizons divers, et file la métaphore de l’alchimiste à travers une musique faite de sonorités transfigurées. Composé d’Amir Amiri (Santour), Olivier Marin (Alto & Viole d’amour) rejoints par Roméo Monteiro (Percussions indiennes) et Andrew Briggs (Violoncelle), le Kimya Ensemble tisse des ponts entre les cultures anciennes et le temps présent. Leur dialogue musical mêle musique classique persane, indienne et occidentale dans l’esprit des musiciens aventuriers comme Jordi Savall, Garth Knox ou Vincent Ségal.

Premier extrait, voici le titre Maramaros (inspiré de Béla Bartok) à découvrir en vidéo, avant de retrouver le quatuor en concert le 5/11/2022 au Vollore Festival et le 09/11/2022 au Studio de L’Ermitage à Paris.

L’Ensemble Kimya (alchimie en arabe) réalise son premier album Between Mist and Sky alliant musique classique et contemporaine d’Europe, du Moyen-Orient et d’Inde, fruit d’une rencontre entre santour, alto, violoncelle et percussions.

Porté par Olivier Marin (alto, viole d’amour), Amir Amiri (santour), Andrew Briggs (violoncelle) et Roméo Monteiro (percussions indiennes et orientales), l’Ensemble Kimya étend ses recherches au monde des quarts de tons propre à la musique orientale, mais aussi aux cycles rythmiques issus de la musique indienne. Les quatre musiciens puisent également leur inspiration dans le répertoire occidental proposant des arrangements originaux des Folies d’Espagne de Marin Marais / Garth Knox en passant par des duos de Béla Bartók ou des pièces de Monteverdi.

L’ensemble s’est produit ces dernières années, aussi bien dans des festivals de musique classique comme les “Concerts de Vollore”, que dans des festivals de musiques « nomades » comme les “Détours de Babel” ou les “Traversées de Tatihou”.

Le premier album de l’Ensemble Kimya offre une musique exceptionnelle, riche en couleurs où les cultures se rencontrent, s’enrichissent et se transforment mutuellement.

En concert :

5 novembre : Vollore Festival, Vollore
09 novembre : Studio de L’Ermitage, Paris

On 10/21/2022, the Kimya Ensemble releases Between Mist and Sky, its debut album, on which the strings and percussions blend their sounds with jazz, world, and classical music, with East and West, and even with uncharted cosmologies.

The Kimya Ensemble (alchemy in Arabic) brings together four musicians from diverse backgrounds who spin the alchemist metaphor through music constructed of altered sounds. The Kimya Ensemble, which consists of Amir Amiri (Santour), Olivier Marin (Viola and Viole d’amour), Roméo Monteiro (Indian percussions), and Andrew Briggs (Cello), builds links between ancient and modern cultures. In the style of adventurous musicians like Jordi Savall, Garth Knox, or Vincent Ségal, their musical discourse combines Persian, Indian, and Western classical music.

The debut album by Ensemble Kimya features outstanding music with vibrant colours where civilizations converge, exchange ideas, and transform one another.

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Christophe Goze-Soul to Soul (2022)


Known for his brilliant ability to blend world music with jazz and downtempo Christophe does not like to label his music and stick to one genre. “My influences have always been very wide and I never liked the idea of being stuck in one style. I’m more like a musical digital nomad who likes to freely experiment the moment as it comes. Depending where my mind has been traveling and what influences me at the time” says Christophe.

Jazz has always been a big part of his life and his guitar playing as definitely been influenced by it. “I’ve always been fascinated by the colors and sound of Jazz and as a guitarist by the technicality of this music”

Christophe Goze-At The End Of The Street

As a producer his sound is miles away from Jazz. He gets his technique & influences from Lounge, electronic music and even pop. The mix of the two is what he calls “Jazzy Lounge”

The “Reminiscence” album was a strong step into that direction . This new album “Soul To Soul” is another attempt, trying to go even a step further and reach to the planet “Smooth Jazz”. From “Jazzy Lounge” to “Smooth Jazz” the order can be very thin and a very interesting journey to travel. “I certainly enjoyed the trip and can’t wait to see where this is going to take me in the future”


SOME FACTS ABOUT CHRISTOPHE
French born & lives in Barcelona. He was signed by Virgin Japan at the age of 23 then moved to London and started to collaborate with the famous Cafe Del mar & Buddha Bar. Christophe also writes for Television & films & got nominated for Best UK Tv avert music . His latest major synch was on “The 355” movie with Jessica Chastain & Peneloppe Cruz.
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