Rumba De La Isla
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Fans of Pedrito Martinez's current group should prepare to have some of their expectations blown on Rumba De La Isla. There's a different energy at work on the Cuba-born rumba master's interpretation shares de la Isla's forward-thinking approach, though his aim here processes the music through a lens of his artistry that seems to have much more impressive. His take on "Yo Vivo Enamorao," for exam-cries and the downward curled edges of certain lyrics-from emotive vocals to evocative percussion. Martinez's own clarion voice sweeps along improvised lyrics, calm and unwavering, as thick layers of rhythm intimate de la Isla's passion. "Dos Estrellas Relucientes De Las Alegre Primavera" also underscores the mellow beauty Martinez can unearth through this approach, as his soft touch on the congas and call-and-response vocals build against violinist Alfredo de la Fe's - Jennifer Odell
Rumba De La Isla: Que a Mi Me Vio De Nacer; Yo Vivo Enamorao; Dos Estrellas Relucientes De Las Alegre Primavera; Solo Vivo Pa'quererte; Volando Voy; Quiero Quitarme Esta Pena; No Naqueres Na'De Mi; Gitana Te Quiero; Homenaje A Camaron. (50:15)
Personnel: Pedrito Martinez, composer, arranger, chekere, congas, cowbell, vocals; Román Díaz, bata, cajon, spoons, vocals; John Benítez, bass; Piraña, cajon; Niño Josele, guitar, handclapping; Alfredo de la Fe, electric violin; Xiomara Laugart, backing vocals; Abraham Rodríguez, backing vocals.
Utah's favorite dads, The Piano Guys just released their new video ‘Home' covering the hit song from 2012 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips. Shot in their home state of Utah near Zion National Park, Steven Sharp Nelson commented on the impetus to make the video. "We love being on tour and meeting our fans! However, as we travel along with our equipment, cellos and baggage one thing never gets checked away - we miss home. We miss our family. When we first heard ‘Home' we couldn't help but be emotionally drawn to it."
The video is being released in conjunction with the group's new album The Piano Guys 2, which features more imaginative mash-ups and arrangements on music from Pachelbel to The Turtles to Bruno Mars
The Piano Guys started making music videos together for fun, a hobby which turned into a worldwide phenomenon when their self-made YouTube videos amassed 220 million views to date.
Veteran gospel act The Blind Boys of Alabama has signed with Sony Masterworks, Paste has learned. The band is now set to release a new album this fall, taking production notes from other than Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. An album title has not yet been released. The album will feature a few unexpected guest spots, which will be announced later. Its release will be followed by an international tour.
The band's current lineup includes founding vocalists Jimmy Carter, along with vocalists Bishop Billy Bowers and Ben Moore. Drummer Eric McKinnie, guitarist Joey Williams, bassist Tracy Pierce and keyboard player Peter Levin round out the lineup.
Vernon will add The Blind Boys to his growing list of production credits, which includes work with James Blake, Kathleen Edwards and Land of Talk.
45 North / Friday, May 3, 2013
Anne Strainchamps talks with a jazz composer and two-time Grammy winner Maria Schneider about her new album: 'Winter Morning Walks.'
Also on the show, Zoe Keating is a cellist with a lot of pluck. Acting as her own agent, tour manager, producer and publisher, Zoe tells Anne Strainchamps how to orchestrate a "slow, sustainable, career" as a musician-mother, how to crowd-source a tour, and why she writes odes to iTunes. A little later in the hour:
'Soul Flower,' Robin McKelle's new album on Sony Masterworks, set for release on June 11 might have called 'The Real McKelle.' "It's the record I've always dreamed of making" the singer says. McKelle who wrote most of the albums songs is true to it's title blending soul, blues, and R&B and showcasing not only her powerful expressive sound but also a great gift for devising familiar melodies that take hold immediately. McKelle also firmly puts her stamp on the project insisting on recognizing the backing band on the cover credit: Robin McKelle & The Flytones.
"I grew up listening to Nina Simone and Gladys Knight. I sang their classics and what I enjoy most today is building my own repertoire in that same soulful vein" McKelle says, as her lyrics delve into today's gloomy news. "You turn on the radio in the morning, you watch TV in the evening, and all you hear is crisis, crisis, crisis'. Wherever you are in the world the word is repeated ten thousand times a day, So I've tried to offer a take based on real life - people's experience, the everyday impression they have." The Rochester New York native does however end the session on a glamorous jazz note, with a cover of 'I'm A Fool To Want You' immortalized by Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday.
House & Garden was inspired by our love of natural life, of our gardens and the central place they play in our home-lives, our friendships and relationships. Jim and I were working one day, it was a beautiful spring day, and Jim said he'd started a song while thinking about the strawberry plants he has in his garden. His mother gave him the cuttings planted by his father, and though he passed on many years ago, his memory is kept alive in the garden. What a beautiful gift to reflect on your loved ones as you tend your flowers! We wrote the rest of the lyrics with specific flowers in mind and what they represent (love, faith, comfort).
We felt the album should be simple with spare instrumentation and a focus on stories, lyrics and vocal harmonies. The sound is refreshingly rich, with sweet surprises as the guitar and voices take on the sound of bees, mayflies, a music box, and even cello strings."
The Piano Guys are back with a new album, The Piano Guys - Volume 2, with their unique take on music from Pachelbel to The Turtles to Bruno Mars, available on Portrait, Sony Masterworks' new adult contemporary imprint.
During the past ten years the Quartetto di Cremona has matured into a string quartet of international renown, combining the Italian culture of string playing with an awareness of historical performance practice.
On Violin Lullabies, Rachel Barton Pine and pianist Matthew Hagle perform 25 classic cradle songs for violin, including works by Johannes Brahms, George Gershwin, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, Richard Strauss, and Maurice Ravel.
Happy first day of summer! As the temperature rises (or in New York, jumps twenty degrees overnight) searching for an air-conditioned sanctuary may top your to-do list, and as a result, you may find yourself checking out the latest releases hitting your local cinema. As summer officially kicks off, Crossover Media is proud to spotlight four soundtracks from blockbuster films releasing this season.
Prometheus Director Sir Ridley Scott collaborates with Marc Streitenfeld to create a thrilling soundtrack for the Alien prequel. Twenty-five tracks feature a ninety-piece orchestra that recorded the entire album in one week to create a musical score that contributes to the unsettling but exciting sentiment of the film.
Men in Black III Having composed music for over thirty films, Danny Elfman is best known for composing music for the majority of Tim Burton's movies including Batman, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice. Elfman composed the score for the two previous Men In Black movies which earned him one of his Academy Award nominations. He is also known for his television work, composing the theme songs for The Simpsons and Desperate Housewives, and as the leader of the rock band Oingo Boingo. Nominated for 11 Grammy Awards, 4 Academy Awards, and 4 Golden Globe Awards, Elfman is often referred to as Hollywood's hottest film composer.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter When eleven-year-old Lincoln learns that his mother was killed by a supernatural creature, he embarks on a crusade against vampires. Music to match the horror and heroism of the story comes from Henry Jackman, who has worked on many of the best-known movies in recent years. His early career involved programming and additional composition for such hits as The Da Vinci Code, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, The Simpsons Movie and The Dark Knight, before moving on to be principal composer for Monsters vs. Aliens, Henri IV, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class and the animated feature Winnie The Pooh.
The Amazing Spider-Man
One of the biggest names in modern film music, James Horner, composed the score to this superhero blockbuster. As a distinguished orchestrator and conductor of orchestral music, Horner is noted for his skill in combining choral, electronic and instrumental effects in movie scores of which he has more than 100 to his credit. Horner is the composer of the best-selling orchestral film soundtrack of all time: Titanic (1997). Horner's music underlines both the exciting action of the film and its personal, touching, romantic moments. The film's director, Marc Webb, was seeking a composer to "create a score that felt massive and huge but also intimate and small." Webb succeeded in that search and found Horner whose music? expresses both grandeur and intimacy.
These four films combine action and adventure with soundtracks that will transcend you to another world and take your mind off the heat!
Sony Music is proud to announce the release of Danny Elfman's Original Motion Picture Soundtrack recording of HITCHCOCK. The film is alove story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock, and his wife and partner Alma Reville. It takes place during the making of Hitchcock's seminal movie PSYCHO, widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made and the subject of Stephen Rebello's highly praised book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, on which the film HITCHCOCK is based.
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Sony Music announces the release of Mychael Danna's Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of Life of Pi, a journey of adventure and a tale of personal discovery based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel. The soundtrack recording of Life of Pi is available from Sony Classical. Life of Pitakes place over three continents, two oceans, many years, and a wide universe of imagination. Director Ang Lee's vision, coupled with stunning 3D visuals, has turned a novel long thought un-filmable into a thrillingly audacious mix of grand storytelling and powerful and provocative themes.
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Sony Classical announces the release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of SKYFALL consisting of original music written by leading film composer Thomas Newman. From Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment, the film is the 23rd James Bond adventure and coincides with the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise. SKYFALL also marks the debut of distinguished director Sam Mendes in the James Bond franchise. Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 in SKYFALL, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In SKYFALL, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. The film is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan.
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Sony Music is pleased to announce the release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of Lincoln, a magnificent new score written by John Williams, the doyen of Hollywood composers, for a major new film by Steven Spielberg. Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis in a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
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Sony Music announces the release of the Original Motion Picture soundtrack of Lawless, the true story of the Bondurant Brothers in Prohibition-era Virginia. Based on Matt Bondurant's book, The Wettest County In The World, the film tells the story of his grandfather and two brothers, whose bootlegging operation brings them into a terrifying collision with the law and with rival gangsters. The soundtrack, with music by Nick Cave (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Birthday Party) and Warren Ellis (Dirty Three, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Grinderman), is available on August 28, 2012. It features music with Emmylou Harris, Ralph Stanley and Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) plus a never-before-released bonus track by Willie Nelson.
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Sony Music announces the release of the original motion picture soundtrack of The Amazing Spider-Man. With original music written by two-time Oscar-winning composer James Horner, the soundtrack recording compliments one of the world's most popular characters who is back on the big screen as a new chapter in therevealed in The Amazing Spider-Man. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field, and is directed by Marc Webb.
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Sony Music announces the release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. Featuring original music by Henry Jackman, the film is directed by Timur Bekmambetov, who grabbed attention in 2008 with his Hollywood directorial debut Wanted, and co-produced by Tim Burton (Batman, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands and Alice in Wonderland). Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is a fictional secret life of the great U.S. president, narrating an untold story that shaped the nation. It is based on a best-selling novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, who also wrote the screenplay.
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