John Patitucci's Line by Line is mostly a quiet and thoughtful affair. The performances often feature close interplay between the bassist and guitarist Adam Rogers, with stimulating support from drummer Brian Blade and occasional guest appearances by the great tenor Chris Potter. The music is adventurous but often lyrical, with Patitucci being a key soloist but not completely dominating the performances, giving his sidemen plenty of space of their own.
A wide variety of songs, ranging from relaxing to more upbeat Celtic folk songs. Featuring multilayered vocals, strings piano, harp, cello, tin whistles, horns, percussion, harpsichord, flute, oboe, guirars, keyboards.
Enam was born in 1975. His mother inspired him musically at an early age with her singing in a choir and her playing the accordion, organ and guitar. Enam started experimenting with these instruments and the two sang harmonies together. After an orientation in various musical styles he happened upon African music and started playing djembe. An interest in ethnic as well as ethereal music grew. Enam started composing at the age of 21 after he purchased his first synth. More and more instrumental and vocal possibilities came about. His compositions contain combinations of pronounced sounds evoking a special atmosphere. A magical experience suitable for relaxation, meditation and other healing arts.
It's hard to believe that it's been more than five years since Ralph Towner issued his last solo guitar album, or any album under his own name, for that matter. Anthem was issued in 2000. Time Line is a return to the stark, spacious and lyrical explorations of that set. That's not to say this is any kind of direct replica. Towner's a restless artist, he pushes his boundaries on the classical and 12-string guitars. The set contains 14 new compositions and two fine covers that provide the real reason for Towner's not-so-secret inspiration here: George Gershwin's "My Man's Gone Now," and Harold Arlen's "Come Rain or Come Shine." The muse, of course, is Bill Evans. Evans has been forever associated with the former tune since his 1961 trio performance of it at the Village Vanguard; the latter is a tune he played live fairly often in the '60s and even the '70s.
Circle are probably the most well known band of the Finnish underground music scene. Circle has secure their place as one of the best modern Space Rock/Krautrock exponents in recent years and now with every new release they're setting a goal for one of the best modern Experimental Rock bands in recent years. With such a varied discography and eclectic style, adventurous music fans will certainly enjoy this band.
Formed in 1991 in Pori, the band started as a 3 piece making aggressive music with influences from Spacemen 3, Loop and grunge bands. The members that started it all were Jussi Lehtisalo (guitars), Juha Ahtiainen (drums) and Marko Taipale (bass). With the first line-up they only managed to make one EP, "DNA/Independence"…
Fresh Moods is a musical project by the artist and producer Peter Haubfleisch. It started in 1994 based on the idea to do some productions on his own in contrast to the club tracks he did with the djs. His skills of music production are based on styles like electronic Soundtracks, Downbeat, Ambient, Chill Out, Deep House, Future Jazz, Lounge, or Easy Listening.
Fresh Moods (1997). How could you call a musical flavour which is both relaxing and funky, kickass elegant? What about Power Relax Funk? Call it what you want, it's the music of Fresh Moods that counts. Peter Haubfleisch, the man behind Fresh Moods has skills all over the place…
Alternately psychedelic, progressive, and hard rock-styled, the eclectic German band Grobschnitt became one of the most popular live acts in German history. The group recorded several lauded albums in the 1970s, moving between styles before switching to more mainstream pop and rock in the 1980s. Meanwhile, in part thanks to drummer Joachim Ehrig, the group added touches of absurdist humor to their records and live shows…
Diego Fasolis and his ensemble ''I Barocchisti'' have been acclaimed from the press many times as one of the best ensemble for ancient music. Statements like ''Simply a terrific recording'' (American Record Guide for ARTS 47573-2 Bach – Motetes) and ''These two recordings (ARTS 47694-2 Bach Psalm 51 and ARTS 47695-2 Bach Cantatas) confirm the places of Diego Fasolis and the ensemble I Barocchisti among those musicians who really count.'' (Le Monde de la Musique) encouraged us to promptly release another recording from this ensemble.
This time Diego Fasolis and his Ensemble present Bach's Suites Nos. 1 – 4, that the composer himself called ''overtures''. They were used as opening for several events such as celebrations, operas, orchestral concerts or cantatas. The Suites came to existence by a staccato rhythm, the succession of a quick, a slow and again a quick movement and a festive character. To them different dance tunes were added for concerts and dances and thus created suites.