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Berkeley Choro Ensemble: The View from Here

Read "The View from Here" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Like its organic natural wonders, the music of Brazil seems to flourish in different forms and styles of beauty. But much of its music has grown from the root of choro: Born in the mid-to late-1800s from the joining of Afro-Brazilian dance and jazz rhythms with European salon and chamber music, choro was simultaneously a seminal ...

From Choro to Chaos

Read "From Choro to Chaos" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Berkeley Choro Ensemble
The View from Here
Self-Produced
2017

Like its organic natural wonders, the music of Brazil seems to flourish in different forms and styles of beauty. But much of its music has grown from the root of choro: Born in the mid-to late-1800s from the joining ...

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Mariah Parker Indo Latin Jazz: Live in Concert

Read "Live in Concert" reviewed by David Becker

Traditional Indian music, various Latin styles and contemporary jazz have negotiated an unlikely but productive friendship in the Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble, a periodically convened combo of top Northern California jazz and world music players led by pianist Mariah Parker.

She reunites the unit for Live in Concert (Ancient Future.com Records, 2017), a collection ...

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Fred Randolph: Song Without Singing

Read "Song Without Singing" reviewed by Edward Blanco

In demand San Francisco Bay Area-based educator, composer and bassist Fred Randolph unveils his third album as leader, Songs Without Singing containing ten innovative originals and one cover tune recorded with his working quintet and other Bay Area musicians. A fixture in San Francisco's vibrant jazz scene and a member of Orquesta Dharma, the Melanthium Ensemble ...

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Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso: Segunda Vez

Read "Segunda Vez" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Segunda Vez comes a decade after this group's eponymous debut--a forty minute album featuring quintet and septet performances. Here, mandolinist Mike Marshall expands the length and breadth of the work while contracting the size of the group; all seventeen tracks on this seventy-plus minute program feature the same quartet--Marshall on mandolin, Andy Connell on clarinet and ...

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Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble In Live Concert Recording Session And Birthday Celebration

Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble Performs at the Freight and Salvage, Berkeley Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Sextet (clockwise: Mariah Parker, Matthew Montfort, Paul McCandless, Kash Killion, Brian Rice, Ian Dogole). Collage by Mettagraphics. Live Concert Recording Session and Birthday Celebration Sunday, January 20, 2013, 8:00 PM Freight and Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704 Tix: $20.50 adv. at Freight Box Office and Ticketweb.com, $22.50 door (doors open at 7:00 ...