All About Jazz

Home » Tag Center » Tag: Piffaro

Content by tag "Piffaro"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Piffaro: Back Before Bach: Musical Journeys

Read "Back Before Bach: Musical Journeys" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Johann Sebastian Bach did not develop as an artistic entity in a vacuum. While he may be considered the intellect that whipped music into some semblance of order, he was, by no means, the first to start or try to do so. Piffaro, The Renaissance Band, last written about by this critic on Music From the ...

Piffaro: Music From the Odhecaton

Read "Music From the Odhecaton" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Piffaro is a wind septet who specializes in playing Renaissance wind music in an historically informed fashion on period instruments. These instruments are not the standard fare we are used to hearing today. However, they are the precursors. Shawms, recorders, sackbuts, douçaines, and bagpipes all combine to form a type of peasant symphony. To date, Piffaro ...