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Selection albums : Georges Aperghis, Angus & Julia Stone, Wyclef Jean...

Was listening to this week : a concerto for accordion, pop folk, bohème, an ex-Fugees solo...

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Selection albums : Georges Aperghis, Angus & Julia Stone, Wyclef Jean...

Has to listen to this week : a concerto for accordion, pop folk, bohème, an ex-Fugees solo...

Georges Aperghis Concerto for accordion. Six studies for orchestra Teodoro Anzellotti (accordion), symphony Orchestra of bavarian radio, Emilio Pomàrico (conductor) unlike most composers of today who are interested in accordion, Georges Aperghis (born 1945) does not employ any of effects offered by instrument version " contemporary music ". He prefers to work from its own originality, bellows. Wonder of breathing collective, Concerto is orchestra to appear as a accordion many times multiplied in quiet of an undercover agent-like eels ( very flexible Teodoro Anzellotti). Equally fascinating, Six studies for large orchestra and confirm that expression of Aperghis is that of a ranger in scenes of instrumental atre. Pierre Gervasoni

1 CD Neos/Socadisc.

Enrico Pieranunzi Quartet New Spring

For a few years, Enrico Pieranunzi is regularly invited to perform at Village Vanguard, legendary club in new york city. In 2015, year in which this live recording was made, pianist roman had abandoned his preferred form, trio, for a quartet (american) with tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Clarence Penn. A directory of excellent quality, from pen of Pieranunzi except as a composition of Scott Colley and standard I Hear a Rhapsody for music of highest caliber, energetic, committed, and inventive, what more to ask ? Enrico Pieranunzi is definitely one of pianists present most exciting. Paul Benkimoun

1 CD CAM Jazz.

Angus & Julia Stone Snow

If Angus Stone and his sister Julia were baptized Snow ir fourth album as a duo, this is likely to be less to evoke subtle that comfort felt when you are caulking near fire to protect mselves from outside world. The songs of two Australians are exploiting more than ever delicate warmth of companionship expressed in soft stripping of ir instrumentation and tenderness reciprocal of ir voices. Seven years after ir hit Big Jet Plane, Angus and Julia know how to shape cocoon of a bohemian, which oscillates between wave to soul of folk and electricity cosy. We can fall for velvet-melodic, of endearing Castle or Sylvester Stallone, is annoy when duo slides to vapidity (My House Your House) and prefer keys over dark Nothing Else or Oakwood and Who Do You Think You Are, marked by a scuffing springsteenien. Stéphane Davet

1 CD-Label/PIAS.

Ariel Pink Dedicated To Bobby Jameson

Author-composer and performer go unnoticed with a few singles and three albums between 1963 and 1968, died in 2015 at age of 70 years, Bobby Jameson gives its name to title and a song from new album from Ariel Pink. Evoking distantly dedicatee of his album, Ariel Pink is evolving more towards pop and psyche. It goes on and passages dreamers (Anor Weekend) flights emphatic (Feels Like Heaven), parties to cravings experimental (Time To Live) of citations-copies of his psyche in second half of 1960s ( title song, Dreamdate Narcissist). As often with Ariel Pink, style is successful, catchy melodies, voice work turned out well. Here, in addition, it means a effort to qualitative production which could be missed in some previous albums. Sylvain Siclier

1 CD Mexican Summer-A + LSO.

Wyclef Jean Carnival III

We would have dreamed of a return of Fugees, group's flagship hip-hop culture of 1990s, which could soul and rap american with his roots in caribbean. We would be consoled with a new studio album, his rapper-singer, prodigious ms. Lauryn Hill, but it'll have to be content with third part of Carnival, series of his man-orchestra, Wyclef Jean. Twenty years ago, rapper new yorker born in Haiti launched this concept album, which under his baton was to meet hip-hop with best of music of caribbean and Latin. The first part featured Celia Cruz and Kassav, second, Jamaican Sizzla and Brazilian Daniela Mercury. This third album is spread out and invites a myriad of unknown artists, but never doubt talent scout Wyclef. It is he who has launched, for example, career of Destiny's Child and thus of Beyoncé in 1997 with tube No, No, No. It will go on boring titles such as Borrowed Time, that bears his name, and retain only those which bear trademark of Carnival, as rastafari Turn Me Good, hispano-creole Double Dutch, beautiful portrait of warrior Johnny, Warrior, and finally his response to those calling for a new Fugees, Shotta Boys. Stéphanie Binet

1 CD Legal Recordings/Sony Music.

Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet Ladilikan

A trio of traditional music from mali with a string quartet western ? Suspect, will think of some, passing ir way and depriving m of a musical encounter often fascinating irreverent. Bringing toger powerful singer Hawa "Kassé Mady" Diabaté (daughter of legendary griot Kassé Mady Diabaté), precise and delicate balafon Lassana Diabaté (former member of Symmetric Orchestra (Toumani Diabaté), and Mamadou Kouyaté, who became a maestro of lute, ngoni playing with his far Bassekou Kouyate, a virtuoso informed of instrument, trio Da Kali is a perfect coherence and musicality. This is far from first time that american quartet, founded by violinist David Harrington in 1973 and renowned for its spirit of openness, turns to Africa (listen to her album " Pieces of Africa, released in 1992, with kora player from gambia's Foday Musa Suso or his work on album Bowmboï (2003) renowned malian singer Rokia Traoré). It sneaks into traditional repertoire proposed by trio of mali (or than recovery – dispensable – in bambara, gospel, God Shall Wipe All Tears Away that sang Mahalia Jackson), with a boldness never moved, injecting sometimes a singular drama. Patrick Labesse

1 CD World Circuit/PIAS.


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