Huun Huur Tu plays Carnegie Hall next week on April 23! The concert is part of David Lang's curated festival called “Collected Stories” which showcases different modes of storytelling in music, from Medieval Beowulf to conceptual Cage to world premieres. http://ow.ly/vUnbq
Get Huun Huur Tu’s Ancestors Call on iTunes: http://ow.ly/vmnU4
(via Atlanta Jazz Festival Ahmad Jamal)
Ahmad Jamal performs at the Atlanta Jazz Festival on May 25! The festival is free, at Piedmont Park.
Steve Turre: The Bones Of Art -
Ace trombonist Steve Turre combines two of his musical passions, the trombone itself and the legacy of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, for the distinctive and enjoyable The Bones Of Art. Turre wrote the bulk of the material, often in tribute to other musicians, like fellow trombonists…
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The Swingle Singers are on tour this month in the US!
4/24 - Union Colony Civic Center - Greeley, CO
4/25 - Rockwood Music Hall - New York, NY
4/26 - Raritan Valley Community College - Branchburg, NJ
(via Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog: Violones Barbares, Saulem ai)
"If you want to hear something in the world-traditional zone that makes a uniquely eclectic musical blend, a modern yet primal mix of instrumental-vocal styles, you would do well to hear the second album by Violones Barbares, Saulem ai (World Village 479090).
They are a trio composed of musicians of Mongolian, Bulgarian and French extraction, respectively. Two play violins of a special sort, each with five principal strings and 11 sympathetic resonating strings. The third member plays a special percussion set up that gives him a mix of “ethnic” percussion and the bass drum-hihat of a typical drum set. The vocals make use of Mongolian throat singing, Bulgarian folk singing and much else.
The repertoire has both original and traditional elements from a world mix as diverse as the areas the Mongolians influenced historically and beyond. So we get Gypsy sounds, Afghan, Kazhakistanian and much other regional traditional elements, transposed to make for a driving contemporary mix that emphasizes the virtuoso fiddle styles of the “front line”.
It’s rather incredible music. It sounds authentically “world” in every way and it rocks! Listen to this one and enter a special place!”
HUUN HUUR TU
Quatre musiciens qui sont capables d’interpréter les sons de l’univers à l’aide de quelques instruments traditionnels et un remarquable chant diphonique, ça ne se rate pas! La musique de Huun Huur Tu (ou «Propulseur de soleil») est inspirée par la beauté de la nature, celle de la…