On June 16th, 1972 a folk-rock all acoustic event called Acusticazo took place at the Teatro Atlantic. Gabriela, Litto Nebbia, Miguel y Eugenio, Leon Gieco and a young singer Raúl Porchetto played on that event. Raúl's performance of "Cortar el viento" was included on the album. For his first LP, a conceptual opus called Cristo Rock (Christ Rock), he was joined by Charly García (keyboards) and Oscar Moro (drums), along with the usual La Pesada staff: Billy Bond (mixing console and effects), Claudio Gabis, Kubero Diaz (guitars), Alejandro Medina (bass), Jorge Pinchevsky (violin) and Jimmy Marquez (drums). A string orchestra and a church organ were also used for the recording…
A collection of musical gems by great contemporary composers of the minimalist and postminimalist trend. Music of Steve Reich (Vermont Counterpoint, New York Counterpoint - first recording of the saxophone version), Arvo Pärt (Pari Intervallo), Hans Otte (Eins), Ludovico Einaudi (Quattro Passi), Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (For you Ann Lill, Op.58), skilfully interpreted by Andrea Ceccomori and Goffredo Degli Esposti on the flutes, Paul Wehage on the saxophones, Cecilia Chailly on harp and Fabrizio Ottaviucci on piano.
Released in 1978, Don't Ask My Neighbors was the second and last album that George Duke produced for Raul De Souza. For the most part, Duke serves the Brazilian trombonist well.
Passaggio, Lavinia Meijer's first release on Sony, is an album of the crossover music of Ludovico Einaudi, an Italian composer and pianist who encouraged the Dutch harpist to record some of his most popular pieces. The playing on this 2013 album is highly polished and appealing, and Meijer demonstrates considerable powers of concentration and precision in performances of her harp transcriptions of Einaudi's keyboard music. Some will find Meijer's renditions emotionally communicative and mood enhancing, and most of the credit for their effectiveness belongs to her, because Einaudi's modal harmonies and conventional patterns tend toward a bland prettiness, or pretty blandness, that's all of a piece. Simple melodies and repeated arpeggiated chords have the instant attraction of minimalist music, and simplicity is often a virtue in the proper context. Sony's recording is clear and close-up, and Meijer has presence in a fairly resonant studio space.