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Yinon MuallemBack Home
Yinon Muallem was born in 1968 to parents of Iraqi origin. He began his musical career as percussionist with focus on latin percussion and changed then to Middle East percussion. An old oud from his father made him study Arabic oud first in Israel and then later in Turkey with Yurdal Tokcan. His invitation to join his group was the reason for Yinon to move to Turkey. Yinon joins on „Back Home” all his experiences and influences with Turkish Maqam music, traditional Jewish music and jazz together ...more

New releases November 2019

GMC087CD
Jazz  Latin-Jazz16.98 EUROCarmen Souza & Theo Pascal & Elias Kacomanolis & Benjamin Burrell & Zoe Pascal & Jonathan IdiagbonyaThe Silver Messengers
KZH001CD
Jazz  Contemporary17.98 EUROKama KollektivKotiKAMA Kollektiv is the young Finnish singer and trumpet player Kirsi-Marja “Kiki” Harju’s quartet. The band is based in Amsterdam, but Kiki’s songs are full of memories of the beautiful landscapes, dark forests and the icy frost of her homeland, Finland.Kiki tells stories – some in Finnish, some in English – about love and transformation, forests and animals, small everyday pleasures, and a mystical, ... more
QFTF093CD
Jazz  Allgemein17.98 EURORichard Ebert QuartettAbreisetag
BMCCD282CD
Jazz  Allgemein16.98 EURODaniel Erdmann's Velvet Revolution & Théo Ceccald & Jim HartWon't Put No Flag OutYou’d have to search high and low for a band like Velvet Revolution, and it’s quite likely nothing comparable can be found. Even on paper, this combination of saxophone, violin, and vibraphone seems bold. It holds a promise of chamber- Music sensitivity and multifaceted timbres, and suggests tone colour, intimacy as well as dynamism, and expressive improvisations. Particularly when such experts as ... more
ALLICE1926CD
World Music  Norwegen17.98 EUROTerje IsungsetSildrandeAbout the work Sildrande:The meaning of the word ‘Sildrandre’ is trickling.Sildrandre might take form as water that never stops trickling, moving like the flow ofenergy through the creation of art and music. Always changing directions and alwaysdeveloping - Sildrandre energy that merges art and music into nature itself.Musical energy may have deeper meaning too, like Sildrandre slowing with a lack ... more
FA57483 CD
Jazz  Rhythm and Blues22.98 EURORay CharlesThe Complete 1961 Paris RecordingsAfter giving an eventful concert in Antibes/Juan-les-Pins in July ‘61, Ray Charles went back to France in October, but this time to Paris for a series of memorable performances. This set was prepared by Joël Dufour, one of the world’s specialists in matters concerning Brother Ray, and its historic value makes it essential listening… because it contains the only live performances where Ray Charles swapped ... more
FA8570CD
World Music  Spanien  Flamenco15.98 EURORaphael FaysMi Camino Con El Flamenco“Mi Camino con el Flamenco” is the third Raphaël Faÿs album dedicated to Andalusian music. It includes an astounding typology of flamenco dances and music (bulerias, rumbas, fandangos…). In fact he is the only great flamenco specialist playing with a pick; the expressiveness of his style mixes learned, balanced ornamentation and rare melodic tuning. Raphaël Faÿs brings his signature to this music and ... more
SFW40582CD
World Music  Mariachi16.98 EUROMariachi los CamperosDe Ayer Para SiempreMariachi Los Camperos beautifully represents the dignity, heart, and soul of traditional Mexican music. The Grammy-winning group’s new album, De Ayer para Siempre (From Yesterday to Forever), revitalizes classic sones, rancheras, and boleros with unparalleled artistry and spirited ingenuity. Founded by late mariachi legend Nati Cano, Mariachi Los Camperos is now fronted by bandleader Jesús “Chuy” Guzman, ... more
KCLPX132 LP
Rock  Progressive39.98 EUROKing CrimsonThrak (200 Gramm Vinyl)THRAK (1995) appears in an expanded edition with the main album taking up sides one – three. Side four features four tracks taken from the VROOOM mini-album which preceded the THRAK sessions plus the complete ‘Inner Garden’ taken from the THRAK BOX set.As King Crimson’s current line-up continues to delight and astonish audiences on its 50th anniversary celebration tour, the DGM/Panegryic release programme ... more
KCLPX142 LP
Rock  Progressive39.98 EUROKing CrimsonThe ReconstruKction of Light (200 Gramm Vinyl)The ReconstruKction of Light appears in its acclaimed 2019 mix on sides one - three complete with newly recorded drum parts and Heaven and Earth by ProjeKct X (as on the original album). Side four features two live recordings taken from the Heaven & Earth boxed set, the powerful improv: Mastelotticus SS Blasticus & The Deception of the Thrush – a live favourite that was, inexplicably, never recorded ... more
KCLPX152 LP
Rock  Progressive39.98 EUROKing CrimsonThe Power to Believe (200 Gramm Vinyl)The Power to Believe features in its 2019 expanded master on sides one to three, including the Sus-tayn-Z suite. Side four features eight tracks taken from the mini-album Happy with what you have to be Happy with.As King Crimson’s current line-up continues to delight and astonish audiences on its 50th anniversary celebration tour, the DGM/Panegryic release programme continues with first time vinyl ... more
FL021CD
Jazz  Allgemein17.98 EUROVolker Heuken SextettSiblingsAt first the clearness stands out that unfolds this music: each of the players seem to have much space in the sound of this sextet, the themes are complex and plastically, the improvisations are singing.Little by little you’ll notice that the free breathing spaces in Volker Heuken’s music were sorted by dramaturgic acuteness. Every piece weaves an own atmosphere with the use of delicately balanced ... more
SFW40583CD
World Music  Electronic16.98 EUROLaurie Anderson & Tenzin Choegyal & Jesse Paris SmithSongs from the BardoSongs from the Bardo begins with a bell ringing out once, twice, three times, as a ritualistic chant emerges from the dense silence. The collaborative composition by avant-garde icon Laurie Anderson, Tibetan multi-instrumentalist Tenzin Choegyal, and composer and activist Jesse Paris Smith is a guided journey through the visionary text of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, unfolding in an 80-minute ebb ... more
CRACK0070CD
Jazz  Allgemein15.35 EURONiko Leopold QuartetBreakdown Of Reality
APELP023LP
Rock  International22.98 EUROXTC25 o’Clock (200 Gramm Vinyl)Sir John Johns ~ the Red Curtain ~ Lord Cornelius Plum ~ E.I.E.I. OwenProduced by John Leckie (Swami Anand Nagara) and The DukesThe story – at least according to the press releases – is a familiar one. XTC, as a non-touring band, between the recording/release of The Big Express and Skylarking, adopted the alter egos of The Dukes of Stratosphear and set about writing and recording 25 o’Clock,, partying ... more
APELP024LP
Rock  International22.98 EUROXTCPsonic Psunspot (200 Gramm Vinyl)Sir John Johns ~ the Red Curtain ~ Lord Cornelius Plum ~ E.I.E.I. OwenProduced by John Leckie (Swami Anand Nagara) and The DukesHow to follow a masterpiece like Skylarking? Well, in the slightly longer term, the answer would be with albums that were every bit as good – Oranges & Lemons and Nonsuch but, in the immediate aftermath of Skylarking and, as an album which was, in sales terms, a slow burner ... more
APEBD120CD/BluRay
Rock  International25.99 EUROXTCPsurroundabout Ride (CD/Blu-Ray) Sir John Johns ~ the Red Curtain ~ Lord Cornelius Plum ~ E.I.E.I. OwenProduced by John Leckie (Swami Anand Nagara) and The DukesSometimes it pays to be a studio band… Between 1980 (when they were still performing live) and 1989, XTC wrote, recorded and released a series of albums from Black Sea to Oranges & Lemons that cemented the band’s reputation as songwriters and recording artists almost without ... more
KCXP50083 CD/BluRay
Rock  Progressive38.98 EUROKing CrimsonIn the Court of the Crimson King - 50th Anniversary Edition (3 CD/BluRay)50th anniversary edition of one of rock music’s seminal debut albums. Blu-Ray features all-new, 2019, 5.1 & stereo mixes by Steven Wilson, approved by Robert Fripp in 24/96 resolution – the first time the album has appeared in 5.1 at 24/96 resolution. Blu-Ray also features the original master edition of the 1969 album mix in 24/96 stereo. Blu-Ray also features a complete alternate album comprising ... more
KCLPX20192 LP
Rock  Progressive39.98 EUROKing CrimsonIn the Court of the Crimson King - 50th Anniversary Edition (200 Gramm Vinyl)50th anniversary edition of one of rock music’s seminal debut albums 2LP set pressed on 200 gram audiophile vinyl LP1 features all new, 2019 stereo mixes as approved by Robert Fripp LP2 features all new, 2019 alternate takes & recordings with five pieces mixed by Steven Wilson and two pieces mixed by David Singleton. Artwork derived from the original paintings, as meticulously restored for the limited ... more
GRCD46105 CD
Jazz  Allgemein36.99 EUROKetil BjornstadThe World I Used To Know (5 CD)In the spring of 2018, Ketil Bjørnstad realized that it was only a scarce year before 50 years had passed since he debuted as a pianist with the Philharmonic in the University’s Aula on January 10, 1969. On that day this year, the celebration of what is Bjørnstad’s year began. 2019 started with a nice new release of Rainbow Sessions.August 9, The World I Used To Know is released at Grappa Musikkforlag, ... more
JHM267CD
Jazz  Vocal Jazz17.98 EUROSascha Ley & Laurent PayfertIt's Alright to be Everywhere
BMCCD283CD
Jazz  Allgemein16.98 EUROPulcinellaÇaWild feel, dancing on the edge, a bit punk - that’s Pulcinella’s usual attitude. That feel of a huge bag where you can put all the music you love/know/possess without having to worry about one type staining/ ripping/embracing the other. With Ça (=It), they seem to have shown all of that in broad daylight. The first album they’ve made to have been shaped by improvisations rather than written pieces, ... more
APELPX1052 LP
Pop  Allgemein39.98 EUROXTCEnglish Settlement (200 Gramm Vinyl)Andy Partridge ~ Colin Moulding ~ Dave Gregory ~ Terry ChambersThis is Pop and while the single of the same name from slightly earlier in XTC’s career included a question mark, by 1982, recording a fifth album (and a double at that), with Hugh Padgham again sharing production duties, those three words could stand, simply, as a statement of fact. Fulfilling the promise of the band’s previous albums ... more
SFDD19025CD
Rock  Reggae17.98 EUROTommy Tornado & The ClerksBack On Track

News

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  • 04/11/2019Carmen Souza mit ihrem neuen Album auf dem Titel der JazzthetikBereits auf ihrem 2010er Album Protegid interpretierte die von den Kapverden abstammende und in Portugal geborene Sängerin Carmen Souza mit Song for my Father einen Klassiker aus Horace Silvers Repertoire. Nun war die Zeit gekommen, ein ganzes Album dem Musiker zu widmen, der ebenfalls familiäre Wurzeln auf den Kapverden hat. Das renommierte Jazzmagazin Jazzthetik hat dieses Album zum Anlass genommen, um Carmen Souza als Titelgeschichte zu präsentieren. Auf der 4-seitigen Story erzählt Carmen dabei über ihre Beziehung zu Horace Silvers Werk und wie es zu der Idee kam, ein ganzes Album mit Horace Silver Songs zu produzieren. ...moreLatest release
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  • 02/10/2019Die Espoo Big Band begeistert beim Internationalen Jazz Festival LeibnitzDie finnische Espoo Big Band mit Bandleader und Gitarrist Marzi Nyman war der Höhepunkt des zweiten Festival-Tages und überraschte das Publikum mit geradezu südländischem Temperament und mitreißender Bühnenshow. Die Band gründete sich bereits 1980 und hat seitdem Konzerte auf der ganzen Welt gespielt. Ihr aktuelles Album „Espoo Suite“ haben sie ihrer Heimatstadt gewidmet mit dem Versuch ihren komplexen Charakter musikalisch einzufangen. ...moreLatest release
    Jazz  Allgemein
    Espoo Big Band plays HusbandLauma GMC071 CD
  • 02/10/2019Daniel Puente Encina auf Deutschland TourDaniel Puente Encina, chilenischer Singer/Songwriter und Gitarrist, auf Deutschland-Tour, wurde für "The Lukas Award 2019", (The Latin UK Awards), in der Kategorie "European Classical/Jazz/Folk/Fusion Act" nominiert. Zur Abstimmung: http://thelukas.co.uk/awards#category=music&award=75 Sein neues Album, Sangre y Sal (Blut und Salz), https://smarturl.it/sangreysal war Album der Woche bei WDR 3 Resonanzen und wurde seit der Veröffentlichung Mitte Juni von mehr als 40 europäischen Rundfunkanstalten in Spanien, Frankreich, Holland und Deutschland, darunter WDR, SWR, NDR, MDR, BR, SR, RBB, HR, Deutschlandradio, Radio Bremen, Gong, 917xfm und Radio BOB vorgestellt. TOUR: 17.10.2019 Bielefeld, Bunker Ulmenwall -18.10.2019 Dortmund, Domicil 19.10.2019 Hannover, Pavillon - 20.10.2019 Hamburg, Mojo Jazz Café ...moreLatest release

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