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ACT: 20 Years of Magical Music

By Published: September 17, 2012
Personnel: Vince Mendoza: conductor; Michael Brecker: tenor sax; Al Di Meola: electric guitar; Peter Erskine: drums; Dieter Ilg: bass; Steve Khan: electric guitar; Freddie Santiago: percussion; Ramon "El Portugues": cantaor / vocal; Juan Manuel Cañizares: flamenco guitar; Jorge Pardo: flute, soprano and tenor sax; Carles Benavent: bass guitar and mandola; Rubem Dantas: palmas, cajón and tinaja; Joselin Vargas: palmas and cajón; Paco "El Americano": palmas; Heiner Wiberny, alto, soprano sax, clarinet, flute; Harald Rosenstein: alto, soprano sax, clarinet; Olivier Peters: tenor, soprano sax, clarinet, flute; Rolf Romer: tenor, soprano sax, clarinet; Steffen Schorn: baritone, bass clarinet; Andy Haderer: trumpet flugelhorn; Rob Bruynen: trumpet, flugelhorn; Klaus Osterloh: trumpet, flugelhorn; Rick Kiefer: trumpet, flugelhorn; John Marshall: trumpet, flugelhorn; Dave Horler: trombone; Ludwig Nuss: trombone; Bernt Laukamp: trombone; Roy Duvall: trombone; Michal M. Kasper: violoncello; Rainer Lange: violoncello; Albert Jung: violoncello; Uwe Schmeisser: violoncello; Gerhard Szperalski: violoncello; Andrew Joy: French horn; Rainer Jurkiewicz: French horn; Andre Van Driessche: French horn; Hans Nickel: tuba.

Tales from Viêt-nam

Tracks: The Wind Blew It Away—Qua câu gio bay; The Black Horse—Ly Ngua O; Don't Go Away My Friend—Nguoi oi Nguoi O Dung Vê; Trông Com—The Rice Drum; Hen Ho—Promise of a date; The Banyan Tree Song—Ly Cai Da; Spring of Life—Hoai Xuân; Ting Ning; Mangustao—Part 1; Mangustao—Part 2.

Personnel: Nguyên Lê: electric, acoustic and fretless guitars, guitar synthesizer, programming; Huong Thanh: vocals; Hao Nhien: zither (dan tranh), dan bau, sao flute, sapek clappers; Paulo Fresu: trumpet, flugelhorn; Simon S. Hansen: saxophones, concert bass and African flute; Michel Benita: acoustic bass; Francois Verly: percussion, marimba, keyboards, piano; Joël Allouche: drums; Steve Argüelles: drums; Trilok Gurtu: drums, percussion; Thai An: moon lute (dan nguyêt).

Notes from the Heart

Tracks: Memories of Tomorrow; Dancing; Innocence; The Windup; My Song; Mon Coeur Est Rouge; Everything That Lives Laments; The Cure; So Tender; U-Dance; Prayer.

Personnel: Ulf Wakenius: acoustic guitars; Lars Danielsson: double-bass, cello, piano; Morten Lund: drums.


Tracks: Pegasus; Melody on Wood; Traveller's Wife; Traveller's Defense; 1000 Ways; Ballet; Across the Sun; Introitus; Fiojo; Tarantella; Ballerina; The Madonna; Postludum.

Personnel: Lars Da nielsson: double-bass, cello, bass violin; Leszek Możdżer: piano, celesta, harpsichord; Mathias Eick: trumpet; John Parricelli: guitar; Eric Harland: drums, percussion.


Tracks: vantetic; Sleep Safe And Warm; Ballad for Dernt; The Law And The Fist; Nighttime, Daytime Requiem; Cherry; Crazy Girl; Moja Ballada.

Personnel: Leszek Możdżer: piano.

It's Snowing on My Piano

Tracks: It's Snowing on My Piano; In Dulce Jubilo; Mitt hjerte altid vanker; Deilig er jorden; O Little Town of Bethlehem; Du grønne, glitrende tre; Det kimer nå til julefest; What Child Is This (Greensleeves); Kimer, I klokker; Es ist ein Ros entsprungen; Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht; Into Eternal Silence.

Personnel: Bugge Wesseltoft: piano.

Funky ABBA

Tracks: Money, Money, Money; Knowing Me, Knowing You; Voulez-Vous; Thank You for the Music; Super Trouper; Summer Night City; Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!; The Name of the Game; Dancing Queen; Take a Chance on Me; SOS; When All Is Said And Done.

Personnel: Nils Landgren: trombone, vocals; Magnum Coltrane Price: vocals, microphone poetry and synthesizers; Henrik Janson: guitar; Jesper Nordenström: keyboards; Roberto di Gioa: keyboards; Lars Danielsson: Fender bass; Wolfgang Haffner: drums; Per Lindvall: drums; Karl-Martin Almqvist: tenor saxophone; Till Brönner: trumpet; Sharon Dyall: vocals; Viktoria Tolstoy: vocals; Alex Papaconstantinou: bouzouki; Nimo: co-flow; Benny Andersson: piano.

Close to You

Tracks: Close to You; Walk On By; Move Me No Mountain; So Amazing; I'll Never Fall In Love Again; Much Too Much; Odds and Ends; Alfie; What the World Needs Now; Windows of the World; Always Something There To Remind Me; Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head; I Just Don't Know What To Do with Myself; World Of My Dreams.

Personnel: Rigmor Gustafsson: vocals; Jacky Terrasson: grand piano and Fender Rhodes; Sean Smith: bass; Eric Harland: drums, percussion; Nils Landgren: trombone.

Shining on You

Tracks: Upside Out; Shining on You; Summer Calling; Love Is Real, Equilibrium; Wake Up Song; No Regrets; Waltz for the Lonely Ones; Some Day; Wonder Why; Things That Happen; Foreverly.

Personnel: Viktoria Tolstoy: vocals; Bror Falk: piano; Daniel Karlsson: piano; Lars Danielsson: bass, cello; Christian Spering: bass; Wolfgang Haffner: drums; Jonas Holgersson: drums; Magnus Öström: drums; Nils Landgren: trombone, background vocals; Toots Thielemans: harmonica; Ulf Forsberg: concertmaster + The Stockholm Session Strings.


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