Ralph Towner’s Solo Concert holds a special place in my ECM-adoring heart, for it was my introduction to a guitarist whose skills have since become staples of my listening life. Lovingly recorded in the open concert spaces of Munich and Zurich, Solo Concert is to the guitar what Keith Jarrett’s The Köln Concert is to the piano. It’s that good.
For 30 years Michel Plasson has recorded French music exclusively for EMI Classics. This exclusive box is truly unique as it covers all the masterpieces of French repertoire: concertos by Ravel, Fauré's Requiem, Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Bizet's only symphony, L'Arlesienne; Lalo's Symphony; etc . . .
Essential: a masterpiece of ancient music
Here is a dream gem for those who like the lute music, Hopkinson Smith (UK) and Paul O’Dette (US), together!
Initially panned by both the public and the press, Serú girán gradually won the Argentine people and became a historic album and the beginning of Serú Girán, the Argentine Beatles!….
As a finishing touch for this 2016 year, I share this rarity.
This is the version of Fairytale that collectors from all over the world are looking for: The Brazilian edition 7″ with yellow cover.
I return to my vinyl rip origins: The Early or Ancient Music.
The ancient music ensemble “Atrium Musicae De Madrid” directed by Gregorio Paniagua, brings this, one of my favorites LP, before falling into a sort of fusion-new age in the 80s middle.
Before you read the Wiki review, let me tell you that I absolutely disagree.
“This album titled “4to LP” by León Gieco.
But, Who is this singer? First, is Argentine and his the country-rock style. Somewhere I read that is the “Bob Dylan of South America”. If I could make a comparison would be with Neil Young (Band’s instrumentation, guitar, harmonica, etc).
What I like about Gieco? His voice, completely outside to the model of most Argentine groups and soloists, as Luis A. Spinetta and Charly García, model to follow.
This LP, in my opinion, is the highlight of the Gieco’s discography. I bought it for the song “Solo le pido a Dios (I only ask to God)” and a part taken from a recital in which appears the beautiful ballad “Canción de amor para Francisca”.
“Vivencia” is the disc that follows “Mi Cuarto” LP. I read somewhere in the network that after that LP (Mi Cuarto), they did not get better jobs … Hmmm, debatable.