Saturday, 31 July 2010

Burhan Öçal & Enver Izmailov - Black Sea - Kara Deniz 1992

Genre: World Music, Fusion
Format: flac + cue + log
Released: 1992
Label: ADA

Burhan Ocal

(born 1959 in K?rklareli, Turkey) is a Turkish music specialist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. He is recognized worldwide as a virtuosic percussionist specializing in a variety of percussion instruments, interested in combining many genres and cultural traditions, such as Free funk jazz and Western classical music, with his own.

Musical career
In his special project “Trakya All Stars” he collaborates with master musicians from the Thrace region, paying tribute to the musical heritage of his birthplace K?rklareli. The Roma-Balkan influenced album possesses a timeless character which manages to take deep tradition to a contemporary level. It is produced by the Tunisian born French musician, sound engineer and producer Smadj, highly respected for his knowledge of oriental music and for his digital innovations. With his latest project “ New Dream “ Burhan Ocal brings new wealth to Turkish classical music by breaking the bindings of its constricting rules and allowing the music to breathe again with new life....

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Bass Extremes - Just Add Water (2001) [Limited Edition]

Genre: Jazz-Rock, Jazz-Funk
Format: flac + cue + log
Released: 2001
Tone Center

"All records on the album, made without the use of overlays. Victor and Steve played one bass guitar tracks. If you listen to stereo, then the President is in the left channel, and Steve on the right. Party all the guests are located in the middle. Each of the guests put down a only track a bass guitar. " - That is written to disk Bass Extremes "Just Add Water". And we have no reason not to believe the authors - musicians who created this wonderful album - as well as it really is. Another would be worthwhile surprised? For all the music you can hear here, played virtuoso bass guitar. Victor Wooten and Steve belas - one of the most literate musicians who ever lived and created on this planet, the masters chetyrehstrunnogo madness. Let it says very pathetic, but few would argue with that. And are not the point. The main thing - the music, they have created and submitted to us for an audition. And the music is released, honestly, to overeating....

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Hadouk Trio - Now 2002

Genre: Contemporary Jazz
Format: ape + cue + log
Released: 2002

France's Hadouk Trio channeled musical elements from across the globe to create a uniquely mystical and evocative sound somewhere between jazz and world pop. The Hadouk Trio was led by Paris-born multi-instrumentalist Didier Malherbe, previously known for co-founding with Soft Machine alum Daevid Allen the famed psych-prog outfit Gong. Malherbe remained with Gong for close to a decade, shepherding the band through myriad personnel and creative changes before exiting in 1978. Throughout his travels Malherbe collected exotic instruments from the far corners of the earth, and after a series of short-lived experimental rock ensembles and a 1980 solo jazz-rock LP, Bloom, in 1994 he embraced world music by forming Hadouk with multi-instrumentalist Loy Ehrlich, a specialist in the hajouj, the African three-stringed bass that, along with the Armenian double-reed instrument the doudouk, gave the project its name. Mahlerbe and Ehrlich initially recorded and toured as a duo, issuing their self-titled debut LP in 1999. With the follow-up, Shamanimal, their ranks swelled to a trio with the addition of American percussionist Steve Shehan, a veteran with stints behind Bob Dylan and Paul Simon on his resume. Hadouk Now followed in 2002, and two years later the Hadouk Trio issued its first concert LP, Live at Fip. The 2006 release Utopies includes three songs featuring the American trumpeter Jon Hassell.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

California Guitar Trio with Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto - CG3+2 (2002)

Genre: Progressive Rock
Format: flac + cue + log
Released: 2002
Label: Inside Out Music

Review by Franзois Couture Since 1998, the California Guitar Trio has regularly toured with expanded versions of the band. The fan favorite is no doubt the quintet form with King Crimson members Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto. A live album, Live at the Key Club, was made available in 2001 through the CGT Direct Collectors' Series. CG3+2 takes the quintet in the studio to record their repertoire. The track list includes a couple new CGT compositions, jams and studio constructions credited to the whole group, a few more of those incredible covers the band is known for, and a few old favorites revisited....