Launched ten years ago by the saxo player Pierre Bertrand and the trumpeteer Nicolas Folmer, the Paris Jazz Big Band is extremely famous on the French Jazz scene with many awards like the Victoires du Jazz and Django d’Or. It has been mostly recognized for its creative repertoire and the orchestra has performed with prestigious singers like Diana Krall; Johnny Griffin, Richard Galliano or Michel Legrand. The aim of this new repertoire « Source(s) » was to follow the tracks of culture an d music from Africa, South Mediterranea and Latin America.
Series pairing dogs from rescue centres around the UK with six people with disabilities. Aided by two of the country's top dog trainers, the aim is to transform the canine companions into disability helper dogs in 12 weeks.
Index, founded by guitarist Jones Júnior (ex-Quaterna Réquiem), blends Classic Symphonic Prog with some south american music influences and nice accoustic passages. Vintage keyboards bring a classic prog feel to the music. Their debut album is purely instrumental, blending different styles of '70 prog like Camel and ELP.
Album released in Spain compilation of 10 greatest hits of the Argentine folkloric group 'Los Chalchaleros' (Salta, 1948-2002), one of the most important its style outside and inside their country. The four founders were Juan Carlos Saravia, Aldo Saravia ('Chivo'), Carlos Franco Sosa ('Pelusa') and Victor Zambrano ('Cocho'). Los Chalchaleros were changing its members over the years, both because of the unfortunate demise of some and the withdrawal of others. In total the group went up to 10 members. TLos Chalchaleros have brilliantly walked worldwide best folk music of Argentina, in which especially the zamba, with chacarera, milonga, chamamé, valsesito, cueca, gato, etc.. always had a particular and shiny interpretation, only ended in 2002 after a career of more than half a century, during which they released more than fifty albums not counting compilations and anthologies.
Bête Noire is an album by British singer Bryan Ferry, released on Virgin Records in November 1987. The album peaked at no.9 in the UK and was certified Gold by the BPI.
Superb compilation album by the vocal group 'Joven América' (1970-76), released in 1977 in Spain by Belter label. This group, created in the late 60's by the musician, pianist and songwriter Willy Bascuñán (Chile), performed during those years in Spain, (where he was presented by Juan Manuel Serrat), Switzerland and Germany with recognized success. The group, with an exquisite vocal combination, provided the fusion of electronic and vernacular instruments with South American folk roots songs.