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Posted February 25, 2014
Posted February 24, 2014
We are happy and proud to represent, through our collaboration with the German label/publisher Act, two greats from the young French jazz scene : The innovative and subtle Vincent Peirani, accordion, winner of many prestigious awards in France already, and Emile Parisien, equally adventurous, an outstanding saxophone player, collaborator, amongst others, of Jacky Terrasson, Yaron Herman, Daniel Humair and Michel Portal. Their duo CD Belle Epoque will be out on Act at the end of March (distr. France Harmonia Mundi).
Posted February 20, 2014
The sales of the album of the new Michael Wollny Trio, « Weltentraum » (Dream of Worlds, Gustav Mahler) are exploding in Germany. The first 5000 of the 31st January release were sold out within a few days, and the label Act is in a great hurry to repress CDs of the production to meet with demand. Apart from the incredible German reviews, the UK also has a few brilliant reactions on file.
Posted February 13, 2014
The latest UK World Music Network compilation to be released in March concerns a splendid selection of music from Mali : The Rough Guide to Mali contains, amongst others, recordings by stars such as Ali Farka Touré and his son Vieux, Oumou Sangaré, Fatoumata Diawara, Bassekou Kouyaté, all initally recorded by Nick Gold for the legendary UK label World Circuit.
Posted February 13, 2014
The French label World Village/Harmonia Mundi confirms the date of the French release in April of the project The Musical Voyages of Marco Polo, created by Kyriakos Kalaitzidis, a Greek composer, artist and specialist of ancient and modern music of the Mediterranean, performed with his ensemble En Chordais, the Canadian based Ensemble Constantinople and singer Maria Farantouri. Already on release in the US and Canada, the project will be touring from February 22 until the end of March (Toronto, Quebec, New York Lincoln Center etc.) and in Europe.
The UK label Gizeh Records is announcing the release of French composer/artist Charles Eric Charrier’s project “Petite Soeur” on April 7:
A French bassist and composer, Charrier is mining the remote seams of music between post-classical, jazz, acoustic blues and ambient. Hidden or distant those seams may be, but all the richer for those who take the time to seek them out.
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Posted October 10, 2013
It is “la rentrée” in France, the return from holidays to tackle the most important part of the year in terms of business, while we are heading towards Christmas. Obviously, we are as busy with things to come as most or all of you. This message is for those of you who have the curiosity and the time to find out more about our musical activities. The links below are obviously the quickest way to do so.
Our most important releases in terms of worldwide publishing rights are Jun Miyake and Yom.
Klezmer clarinet player Yom has a new album called “The Empire of Love” on the market end o...