Tag Archives: classical

YUMI HARA – Groove Study

October 6, 2023

Bonobo’s Ark 2023 Poised between Japan and England, respectable specialist in contemporary sounds hits the mark and gets away with it. Experimentation has always been at the melodic heart of Yumi Hara’s art, her frequently intense Oriental minimalism bolstered by … Continue reading

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TRI NGUYEN – Duos – Alone

August 19, 2023

Naxos World 2023 Merging two of his instruments to create a series of aural images, Parisian master of melody honors his mother’s memory with a touching recital. In the decade which passed since his debut album, Tri Nguyen has established … Continue reading

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VICTOR ALEXEEFF – Classics Unleashed

May 28, 2022

Victor Alexeeff 2022 Ontarian romanticist puts a synthetic spin on symphonic fare and suffuses familiar tunes with fresh tones. Locating Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D on any artist’s album is akin to a litmus test for presence of pop … Continue reading

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TOM SALVATORI – Seven Guitar Miniatures

April 17, 2022

Salvatori Productions 2021 With seven wonders sculpted out of six strings, Chicagoan sonic wizard evokes the wind of fantasy. A precocious player who won classical guitar competition at 15 years of age and was schooled, in his brother’s company, under … Continue reading

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September 26, 2020

MoonJune 2020 Reaching for the light, interdisciplinary collective invite a kindred spirit to show them the way. Traditionally perceived as a prog player, Markus Reuter has much more strings to his talent than the eye meets on the fretboard this … Continue reading

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