Lætitia Tamko's music exists in the spaces between memory and reality; in the spots where stories are misremembered and tangled up in our feelings. The Cameroon-born, New York-raised musician records as Vagabon, and her songs capture that ambiguity with somber clarity as Tamko's assured voice glows deeply and brightly like a new bulb.
Cyrille Verdeaux and Clearlight re-visit and expand upon 'Clearlight Symphony'. Totally new recording featuring a wide range of instrumentation. The playing of Didier (the only Gong member who has made it onto this release from the trio of Gongsters on the original) distinctively glows as always.
Rhythms of the Infinite - Music for Yoga, Movement and Relaxation CD by Drummer John de Kadt and guests, offers a global percussive feast for yoga and dance. The rhythm of a drum is one of the oldest and most immediate ways to expand consciousness and move us from the mundane to the mystical. Rhythms of the Infinite invites us to a global percussive feast flavored with the mesmerizing melodies of sitar, esraj, bansuri flute, voice, guitar, fretless bass and the contemporary hang. John de Kadt along with musicians T.H. Subash Chandran, Ganesh Kumar, Benjy Wertheimer, Wah!, Moksha Sommer, and others carry listeners through a trance-like soundscape that evokes a sense of infinite space and serenity.
Features 24bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. With John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, and Jack DeJohnette, this group rivaled the best fusion bands of the day. It must have been an intimidating challenge for a young Czech bassist to lead such a group on his debut album as a frontman, especially since he composed five of the six tracks. Recorded in late 1969, roughly the same time as the historic Bitches Brew, and the year before Vitous began a stint with the innovative Weather Report, this was trend-setting fusion. It's produced by Herbie Mann, for whom Vitous played on such albums as Memphis Underground and Stone Flute.
Sharon Raquel, a life-long music lover, has been singing Jazz, R&B, and Blues in the Washington, DC area for the past 5 years. She is relatively new on the scene. Her debut CD, produced by David B. Cole of Main Street Records, is a selection of Jazz standards she has loved, and uplifting originals. Sharon is especially excited about the release of three songs on the CD that she wrote with David Cole…
With the help of new generations of guitar synthesizers and samplers, The Infinite Desire finds a mature, lyrical, more expressive Al di Meola casting his lot with Telarc, which until the late '90s had concentrated its attentions upon aging acoustic jazzers. Indeed, he makes marvelously musical use of the new devices, creating sensuous, exotic layers of sound that lie easily upon the ear, without much of the usual harshness of digital instruments generated by those who haven't bothered to master them. "Shaking the Spirits" in particular is a fascinating piece, loaded with dazzling Middle Eastern and African colorations, and the sampled trumpet sound he gets on "Valentina" is astoundingly lifelike.