Club Des Belugas is one of the leading Nujazz projects in Europe, probably in the world combining contemporary European Lounge & Nujazz Styles with Brazilian Beats, Swing and American Black Soul of the fifties, sixties and seventies. Featuring guest appearances from Swedish vocalist Anna Luca and multi award winning Californian jazz impresario Brenda Boykin. Recorded at the Rex Theatre, Wuppertal 2010 and the Grillo Theatre Essen, Germany, June 19, 2009.
If there is truly such a thing as elegant sound, it can be found on Prive: The Lounge Anthology: a luxurious 6 disc compilation that reunites the best of chill-out, trip hop and lounge classics. On this album we find all of the music that comprised the 'new cool' sound of the early 90?s and today is part of a style that has changed the way young people listen to music. Prive: The Lounge Anthology offers tracks by artists such as Alex Gopher, Thievery Corporation, Jose Padilla (DJ and creator of the infamous Cafe Del Mar series), Emiliana Torrini, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Beirut, Kevin Yost, Pink Martini, Stephane Pompougnac (DJ and creator of the Hotel Costes saga), Angie Bowie and many more. The eye-catching package is this time but a compliment to what is truly a meeting of the greatest minds of contemporary music.
Lounge music is a type of easy listening music popular in the 1950s and 1960s. It may be meant to evoke in the listeners the feeling of being in a place, usually with a tranquil theme, such as a jungle, an island paradise or outer space. The range of lounge music encompasses beautiful music-influenced instrumentals, modern electronica (with chillout, and downtempo influences), while remaining thematically focused on its retro-space-age cultural elements.
“Amazing production of Don Giovanni at Glyndebourne, a work of art in itself… Magnificent as the set is, this will also be a Don Giovanni to listen to for the orchestra. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment are so good that they can generate almost demonic energy from the lighter timbres of period instruments. Vladimir Jurowski has rarely sounded more inspired”. Opera Today
In the summer of 1830 the impresarios of Teatro Carcano contacted Donizetti and asked him to compose a new opera for the season’s opening. At the moment of signing the contract Donizetti still ignored the subject of the new opera; but he knew that the librettist would be Felice Romani and the female protagonist Giuditta Pasta. Success was resounding and unanimous, also with the critics. Donizetti had indeed reached artistic maturity. Anna Bolena tells of a human drama of solitude and oppression; it is a work of psychological introspection centred.
2010 two CD collection. Since 2003, the Shanghai Lounge series has become the High Note label's identifiable trademark, drawing the city look of Shanghai with modern and traditional touches in Downtempo and Trip-Hop tunes. The Best of Shanghai Lounge collects 15 of the best tracks from the first five volumes on Disc One. On Disc Two, High Note has invited German duo Club des Belugas, JoJo Effect, Cayetano, Tape Five, Amp Fiddler (with Corinne Bailey Rae) and others to participate on this special release. 29 tracks.