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Susan Palma-Nidel
Elegante
 
Elegante CD cover.

Tracks
01 – Guarde nos olhos
02 – Invitación al danzón
03 – Assobio a játo – Allegro non troppo
04 – Assobio a játo – Adagio
05 – Assobio a játo – Vivo
06 – Julia Florida
07 – Milonga para Hermeto
08 – Suite Canyengue – Elegante Canyenguito
09 – Suite Canyengue – Milonga del Adios
10 – Suite Canyengue – Sandunga
11 – Renata Maria/ Yemanja

Length: 56:50

Musicians
Susan Palma-Nidel: flute & alto flute
Ivan Lins: vocal (track 1); recitation (track 11)
Branford Marsalis: soprano saxophone on tracks 1 & 11
Leonardo Amuendo: guitar on tracks 1 & 11
Nilson Matta: acoustic bass on tracks 1 & 11
Hector del Curto: bandoneón on tracks 1, 7 & 11
Café: percussion on tracks 1 & 11
Edward Arron: cello on tracks 2, 3, 4 & 5
Jeewon Park: piano on track 2
Chico Pinheiro: guitar on tracks 3, 4 & 5
Cyro Baptista: percussion on tracks 3, 4 & 5
Quique Sinesi: guitar on tracks 6 & 7

Borromeo String Quartet
Nicholas Kitchen: 1st violin on tracks 8, 9 & 10
Kristopher Tong: 2nd violin on tracks 8, 9 & 10
Mai Motobuchi: viola on tracks 8, 9 & 10
Yeesun Kim: cello on tracks 8, 9 & 10

Sample Track
Here's a sample track from Elegante. This is Guarde nos olhos written by Ivan Lins, who is featured on the vocal, and Vítor Martins. (If you don't see the blue Click here to listen button below, make sure your browser's security preferences are set to allow plug-ins and that you have Apple's free QuickTime plug-in. Some browsers still won't display the button. In that case, click in the center of the box to reveal the player.)


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Website: www.flutewineproductions.com

 
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Monday Michiru
Soulception
 
Soulception CD cover.

Tracks
01 – Soulception interlude
02 – Adventures
03 – What is in a soul
04 – Bridges
05 – Native tongue
06 – Over and over
07 – Map of the soul
08 – The elusive song
09 – Brasilianos
10 – 'Til morning comes again
11 – What defines you

Length: 53:49
All songs composed by Monday Michiru except Brasilianos (Hamilton de Holanda) and Map of the Soul (Teru Shibuya) – both with lyrics by Monday Michiru; and Bridges (Milton Nascimento). Horn arrangement on What is in a soul by Alex Sipiagin.

Musicians
Monday Michiru: vocals & flute
Adam Rogers: guitars
Boris Kozlov: upright bass
Nate Smith: drums
Alex Sipiagin: trumpet, flugelhorn, bass trumpet

Special Guests
Gil Goldstein: accordion tracks 4 & 9
Ed Motta: vocals on track 4

Sample Track
Here's a sample track from Soulception. This is Hamilton de Holanda's Brasilianos with English lyrics by Monday Michiru. (If you don't see the blue Click here to listen button below, make sure your browser's security preferences are set to allow plug-ins and that you have Apple's free QuickTime plug-in. Some browsers still won't display the button. In that case, click in the center of the box to reveal the player.)


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Website: www.mondaymichiru.com
Record label: Adventure Music

 
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Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A.
Area 52
 
Area 52 CD cover.

Tracks
01 – Santo domingo
02 – Hanuman
03 – Ixtapa
04 – 11:11
05 – Master maqui
06 – Diablo rojo
07 – Logos
08 – Juan loco
09 – Tamacun

Length: 54:01
All songs composed by Rodrigo y Gabriela
with Cuban arrangements by Alex Wilson.

Musicians
Rodrigo: nylon and steel string guitars, electric guitar, lap steel guitar, tres & charanquinto
Gabriela: nylon string guitar
Alex Wilson: piano, Hammond organ & musical director
Carlota Teresa Polledo Noriega: vocals on track 4

The Orchestra
C.U.B.A. (Collective Universal Band Association)

Special Guests
Anoushka Shankar: sitar on track 3
Carles Benavent: bass on tracks 4 & 8
John Tempesta: drums on tracks 2 & 9
Le Trio Joubran: ouds on track 5
Samuel Formell Alfonso: drums on track 1

Website: www.rodgab.com
Record label: ATO Records

 


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