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Barry Guy Blue Shroud Band: all this this here

Read "all this this here" reviewed by John Sharpe

Bassist and composer Barry Guy combines a number of his passions on All This This Here in a stunning act of synthesis. For the third major work for his Blue Shroud Band, following its eponymous debut (Intakt, 2016) and Odes And Meditations For Cecil Taylor (Not Two, 2018), Guy sets to music Nobel winning playwright Samuel Beckett's last poem What Is The Word (in two versions, both the original French and the English translation, which bookend the program).

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Savina Yannatou, Primavera en Salonico: Songs of Thessaloniki

Read "Songs of Thessaloniki" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Cinquantasei anni, ateniese, Savina Yannatou è dall'inizio degli anni Ottanta una presenza di indiscusso spessore nell'universo vocale ellenico, ormai da un ventennio in stretto sodalizio con l'ensemble strumentale Primavera en Salonico, nel caso specifico di questo album un sestetto, con cui la cantante illustra e attraversa le varie radici ed entità etno-musicali di cui la città--appunto--di Salonicco (l'antica Tessalonica) fa storicamente incetta: ovviamente greca, ma anche ebreo-sefardita, turca, bulgara, armena, slava nelle sue varie declinazioni, persino irlandese (in un brano, ...

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Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico: Songs Of An Other

Read "Songs Of An Other" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The mesmerizing Songs Of An Other is the second ECM studio recording for vocalist Savina Yannatou and the instrumental group Pimavera en Salonico. Their first ECM release, Terra Nostra (2003), was live and not actually recorded, but licensed by ECM, which led to their first studio ECM recording, Sumiglia (2005).Pimavera en Salonico has been together for fifteen years with basically the same members, and creates arrangements of traditional or folk music from lands in a great arc from ...

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Savina Yannatou: Sumiglia

Read "Sumiglia" reviewed by John Kelman

With her international début, Terra Nostra (ECM, '03), Greek singer Savina Yannatou and her group Primavera en Salonico continued a musical philosophy beginning with a series of Greek releases in '95 with the self-titled Spring in Salonica. Mining traditional music largely from the Mediterranean area, but in some cases stretching as far abroad as Scotland and the Caribbean, Yannatou demonstrates how seemingly diverse ethnic styles are ultimately and inextricably linked. The subject of how musical concepts which began in the ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

all this this here

Fundacja Sluchaj


Songs for Kommeno

Intakt Records


Songs of an Other

JazzMa Records


Songs Of An Other

ECM Records



ECM Records



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