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Siama: Rivers

Read "Rivers" reviewed by James Nadal

The Congo is located at the very heart of Africa, and has played the major contributory role of influencing musical trends throughout the region. Soukous originated in the 1950's when the impact of the Cuban rumba blended with traditional Congolese music. Incorporating the 3/2 clave rhythm, and adapting the piano montuno into guitar; it has two ...

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Wildbirds and Peacedrums: Rivers

Read "Rivers" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Rivers is beautiful; haunting, evocative, dreamlike, sad, confusing, scary and bewildering, it's a truly original work.

Wildbirds and Peacedrums is a Swedish husband and wife team: percussionist Andreas Werliin and singer and composer Mariam Wallentin. Werliin is also the drummer with Dan Berglund's Tonbruket, while Wallentin has been compared to Nina Simone, although ...

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University of Toronto 10 O'Clock Jazz Orchestra: Rivers

Read "Rivers" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Having noted that four of its nine charts were written by Maria Schneider, I approached the newest album by the University of Toronto's superb 10 O'Clock Jazz Orchestra much as one looks forward to a vaccination--unpleasant, perhaps, but something that has to be done. But after listening to the opening measures of Schneider's “Lately, I half ...

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Patrick Leonard: Rivers

Read "Rivers" reviewed by AAJ Staff

The inspiration to create can be drawn from the most diverse sources; some can get inpiration from listening to the works of a great master composer or improviser, others from a beautiful painting or other great work of art. Still others derive their artistic motivations from nature itself; the landscapes, the mountains, the flora and fauna. ...