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Elusive Beauty

Label: Connector Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Rapsodia No. 3 (Alles Im Fluss); Einsamkeit; Back to Life - Part I; Back to Life - Part II; Rapsodia No. 4 (Crazy Danzón); Der Gedanke; Her Dance.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Sebastian Schunke/Diego Pinera: Elusive Beauty

Read "Elusive Beauty" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

German pianist/composer Sebastian Schunke has a sound firmly rooted in Latin jazz, but he has never shied away from bringing in European influences as well. His previous album Genesis, Mystery And Magic (Nwog Records, 2014) employed a conventional sextet with horns and percussion--but also included Interludes of introspective solo piano. Elusive Beauty presents a conscious move ...

Beauty of the Night

Label: Connector Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: Refrao de Amor (Chorus of Love); Gotas de Adeus (Tears of Farewell); Luzes de Flores (Lights of Flowers); Amor e Encantos (Love and Delights); Refrao de Amor (Sad Guy); No Fundo do Teu Silencio (In the Depth of Your Silence); Ombres et Lumieres (Shadows and Lights)/Nua Solidao (Bare Solitude); Beleza da Noite (Beauty of the Night).

Meeco: Beauty of the Night

Label: Connector Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: Refrao de Amor (Chorus of Love); Gotas de Adeus (Tears of Farewell); Luzes de Flores (Lights of Flowers); Amor e Encantos (Love and Delights); Refrao de Amor (Sad Guy); No Fundo do Teu Silencio (In the Depth of Your Silence); Ombres et Lumieres (Shadows and Lights)/Nua Solidao (Bare Solitude); Beleza da Noite (Beauty of the Night).

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Chris May's Best Releases of 2012

Read "Chris May's Best Releases of 2012" reviewed by Chris May

Christian ScottaTunde AdjuahConcord RecordsIn 1959, when Whitney Balliett, the New Yorker's jazz critic, published a collection of his columns, he titled the book The Sound of Surprise. The promise of the unexpected, wrote Balliett, was jazz's most precious quality. In a year which went on to include the release of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Meeco: Beauty of the Night

Read "Beauty of the Night" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While danger, intrigue and excitement are often born beneath a silvery moon, love, loss and regret seem to come first to Meeco's mind when his thoughts turn to the night. The Paris-based composer/producer gathered what can only be described as a dream team of jazz's crème de la crème to help him bring life to eight ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Meeco: Meeco: Beauty of the Night

Read "Meeco: Beauty of the Night" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Extraordinary songwriter/producer Meeco's Beauty Of The Night comes with a hidden cautionary note which is not visible or audible until the first strains of the music is heard. It is an elementally sad album and a box of Kleenex may be de rigueur. However, this is not to say that the album is not beautiful. After ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Meeco: Beauty of the Night

Read "Beauty of the Night" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Paris-based composer/producer Michael Christian Maier, alias Meeco, has never truly delivered a standard jazz album, preferring instead to craft musical projects that are creative, innovative and different from the rest, described as “neither classical nor jazz" (Jaques Morelenbaum). A follow-up to Perfume e Caricias (Connector, 2010), Beauty of the Night is Meeco's third disc and his ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Meeco: Beauty of the Night

Read "Meeco: Beauty of the Night" reviewed by Chris May

MeecoBeauty of the NightConnector Records2012 Anyone unfamiliar with Paris-based composer/producer Meeco and his gorgeous, sophisticated jazz can get approximate bearings from two other artists. One is Antônio Carlos Jobim, partly for the influence of bossa nova on Meeco's writing, partly for the heart-on-sleeve romanticism his songwriting shares with ...

Perfume e Caricias

Label: Connector Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: Cabelos ao Vento; Segredos; Perfume e Caricias; Passaro Azul; Robe Cetin; Simplismente Voce; Cartas e Livros; Renacenca de Amor; Cabelos ao Vento (Alternate Take).


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