“Describe in single words only the good things that come into your mind …”
The hypertide is real, so is Kiribati. In our collective somnambulism we’ve managed to create a situation where a low lying atoll in the Pacific will soon be flooded by the polar ice we’ve managed to melt in part by uploading photos to Instagram. A real life desert island paradise submereged by a virtual tide of holiday selfies.
Norway Release: 06.09.2019
UK Release: 13.09.2019
Accordionist and composer Frode Haltli follows up last year’s acclaimed Hubro release, ‘Avant Folk’, with a smaller-scale yet equally inspired album that is built once again on the combination of traditional Nordic folk forms with influences drawn from world music and contemporary composition/improvisation.
BBE Music unearth ‘Palaver’, a long-lost, previously unreleased 1980 album from Ghanaian guitarist and songwriter Ebo Taylor.
If Fela Kuti was the king of Nigerian Afrobeat, then Ebo Taylor, 83 and still playing hard, is the king of Ghana Funky-Highlife. No doubt whatsoever. Much of Ebo’s beautiful 70s and 80s output has been reissued, as more and more Afro music lovers are being converted to his unique pan-West African sound.
Did you ever think about hearing what previously was unheard? I mean not the music which is still in a composer’s head and hasn’t made it to the score yet, that will finally come sooner or later, but I mean the music which had been performed in the past by real masters, heard by composers, critics and listeners, had been raved about over the virtues of the performance which then became legendary and an immortal act living in the memories of those who had been lucky enough to witness it. Perhaps you have been dreaming to travel back in time to see and hear a musician you admire a lot, live? Regardless the genre, It could be Jim Morrison, Robert Johnson or Niccolo Paganini. Or Marcelle Mayer. If that’s Her, then here is a special treat for you.
Release on: August 30th, 2019
“He wasn’t just one of the guys. For me, he was beyond that” said Miguel Zenón about Ismael (“Maelo”) Rivera (1931-1987), the subject of his latest project, Sonero. “He exemplified the highest level of artistry. He was like Bird, Mozart, Einstein, Ali – he was that guy.”
This debut album of Mark Weschenfelder’s Zwitschermachine has an especially independent character, as Krautrock, Psychedelic, Ambient, Groove and Post-M-Base shimmer through. But it remains unmistakably unique within the onrushing flow of musical events. You hear something strange, but as you listen, the music’s mystery becomes more and more accessible – that’s part of the enjoyment!
release on: 30th of August 2019
Such a debut is rare. Matthias Boguth, born in 1996, has been studying at the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences for three years and has already gained some stage experience as head of various bands and projects, but ahead of Milk Wood he released no album yet. All the more impressed now the depth and stringent variety of the production.
Weiss’ debut Big Band album, due out August 16 on Origin Records.
“A bold, inspired figure in the contemporary jazz arranging scene.” – Josef Woodard, DownBeat
“Weiss proves himself to be a confident composer and arranger in the progressive mainstream.” – Nate Chinen, The New York Times
EU release: 20th January 2019
US release: 9th August 2019
Today with have an exquisite rarity to offer to All Music devotees This is the first recording of the music of the American composer Edith Hemenway, who is 92 years young and lives in Providence, RI. Challenging sparkling and simply brilliant , for both: performers and listeners.
“Hemenway has the ability to create the spacious atmosphere of a landscape or the feelings of loneliness or loss in which the tone colour of the clarinet plays a special role. The care and love with which the CD is made is audible.” – Gerard Scheltens, Opus Klassiek
“Astonishment is a feeling that very well summarises the musical adventure of this CD…. Braithwaite succeeded here with flying colours and was able to bring together a truly star-studded cast for the recordings.” – Bram Faber, De Klarinet
“Edith Hemenway writes unexpected, expressionistic music. Her melodies are provocatively written not only for the voices but also for the instrumentalists…interesting and adventurous. Together with Roberta Alexander, (Claron) McFadden makes the Four Songs into a tour de force….heavenly!” – Michael Klier, Muziekwereld