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Federico Calcagno, Stefano Grasso, Filippo Rinaldo: Piranha

Read "Piranha" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Piranha è la prima pubblicazione di un trio paritetico fin nella firma dei brani (i nove in programma sono suddivisi rigorosamente tre a testa), un lavoro che mescola gli stili e le ispirazioni, dando loro unitarietà entro una cifra inquieta e dalle dinamiche variabili, ma sempre permeate d'intensità. Ne sono protagonisti Federico Calcagno, clarinettista ...



Label: Habitable
Released: 2021
Track listing: One Way; When My Brain Exploded; The Rite of Strings; Psy War; Bricks; Study for a Portrait; November Blues; La città deserta.


Hungarian Noir

Label: Piranha
Released: 2016
Track listing: Gloomy Sunday


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Various Artists: Hungarian Noir

Read "Hungarian Noir" reviewed by James Nadal

When Billie Holiday released “Gloomy Sunday," in 1941, accompanied by the Teddy Wilson Orchestra, no one could possibly imagine the back story and consequent repercussions associated with this song. Originally composed by Hungarian Reszo Seress in 1933 as “Szomorú Vasárnap," it was quickly rewritten with lyrics by poet Laslo Javor, and recorded by Pál Kalmár in ...


Carnival Conspiracy: In the Marketplace All Is Subterfuge

Label: Piranha
Released: 2006
Track listing: In Your Garden Twenty Fecund Fruit Trees; Oh Agony, You are so Sweet Like Sugar I Must to Eat You Up; Another Glass of Wine to Give Succor to My Ailing Existence; Midnight Banda Judea; In the Marketplace All Is Subterfuge; Who Knows One?; Pantagruel, Shiker Hindert Prozent; A Time of Desire--Curha Mix; Our Ancestors Forty Thousand Years Wide; Out of What?; Mi Yamalay; Borracho # 1 The Cobbles in the Street Moan for You


Descarga Oriental: The New York Sessions

Label: Piranha
Released: 2006
Track listing: Oran Oran; Je N'Aime Que Toi; Ana Ouana; Oh! Ma Belle; Tu N'Aurais Jamais Du; Moi Je T'Aime Toujours; Malika; Comme Tu As Change; C'Etait Il Y A Longtemps.


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Maurice El Medioni meets Roberto Rodriguez: Descarga Oriental: The New York Sessions

Read "Descarga Oriental: The New York Sessions" reviewed by Chris May

The less-traveled byways of cross-cultural exploration sometimes reveal the most fascinating new horizons, and this meld of Cuban and Algerian musics does exactly that. For Descarga Oriental, Cuban-born, New York-resident percussionist Roberto Rodriguez meets Marseilles-based Algerian pianist Maurice El Médioni at the grass roots of Andalusian music, and a rainbow-hued romp of a party breaks out. ...


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Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars: Carnival Conspiracy: In the Marketplace All Is Subterfuge

Read "Carnival Conspiracy: In the Marketplace All Is Subterfuge" reviewed by Elliott Simon

Trumpeter Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars jump-started New York City's globalFEST this past month. The two-day smorgasbord of sound, now in its third sold-out year at Joe's Pub, featured three concurrent stages of the best in world music. London's aggregation included a bevy of brass, clarinets, vocalists, Brazilian percussion ensemble Scott Kettner & Maracatú New York, ...


Brother Moses Smote The Water

Label: Piranha
Released: 2005
Track listing: Eliyohu Hanovi (trad.); Elijah Rock (trad.); Ki Loy Nue (trad.); Shnirele, Perele (trad.); Walk In Jerusalem (trad.); Go Down Moses (trad.); Moses Smote The Water (trad.); Oh Mary Don't You Weep (Sam Cooke/Leroy Crume); Didn't It Rain (trad.); Ale Brider (trad.)


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The Klezmatics: Brother Moses Smote The Water

Read "Brother Moses Smote The Water" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

On its first live disc this alt-klezmer band chooses to celebrate the theme of liberation from bondage, but not only in the strict Jewish context or heritage, usually focused around the Passover and the story of Exodus, the liberation from slavery in Egypt. The Klezmatics, together with black Jewish gospel singer Joshua Nelson, find inspiration in ...


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