Enjoy the pleasures of Trio Paloma, Serbia’s answer to mariachi music!
Vangelis (RIP) – Blade Runner (30th Anniversary Edition)
Vangelis has passed away in Paris at the age of 79. His reputation needs no introduction to connoisseurs of music, especially those into soundtracks. For my money, Blade Runner was the jewel in his crown. May he Rest In Peace.
[Video] DCC…..There Is Still Music Left To Write. The Digital Compact Cassette Documentary.
One of the perks of being a teacher in the Czech Republic has been the fact that I run into students who are both bright and interesting. I have to offer a hat tip to my student Michal Szabó for hipping me to this appreciation of the Digital Compact Cassette (DCC), a format which should…
Klaus Schulze – Köln 1977 (RIP)
Today is a very sad day for us here at MYNTH. Klaus Schulze, the legendary composer and keyboardist, passed away on the 26th of April. He was 74. We wish to acknowledge his passing by posting one of my favorite performances.
Zbigniew Namysłowski Modern Jazz Quartet: Lola (England, 1964) [Full Album]
Polish jazz legend Zbigniew Namysłowski has departed the world. He played alto saxophone, flute, cello, trombone and piano, and was equally at home playing straight-ahead jazz or acidy funk. He also played on what is considered to be the holy grail of Polish jazz albums, Krzysztof Komeda’s classic LP Astigmatic, as well as collaborating with…
Nigar Marjanova (Ника Марджанова) – Summertime
Now and again I stumble onto something pleasant, even if there is no CD or download available (yet) of the artist’s music. Nigar Marjanova (see her Youtube channel here) is a jazz singer out of Baku, Azerbaijan, a country known for producing some rather fine musicians (think of Vagif Mustafazade and his daughter, Aziza). I…
Dorota Barová – Dotyk
Czech vocalist and cellist Dorota Barová is a new name for me, but her rather glorious voice brings up memories of Portuguese singers like Teresa Salgueiro, who you might remember as the lead singer of Madredeus. Barovà has had an impressive career, as her first album, the award-winning debut “Iluzja” (Anděl Award), propelled her to…
Choir Of Beirut – Al Yaoum Youladou Mina Al Batoul
In honor of celebrating Christmas according to the Julian Calendar, we will not be posting reviews today, so we wish to all of you, the faithful, and to our beloved friends, a wonderful Nativity season, a placid Eid and a Happy Hanukkah. May we be rejuvenated in the new year.
Welcome to 2022!
New year, new Youtube channel. We plan on hosting podcasts here eventually, and would love input from you, our friends. May we all have a great 2022 filled with the best of music from around the world, both old and new.
Davy Spillane – Caoineadh Cu Chulainn
Davy Spillane is now the reigning undisputed champion of the uillean pipes, Ireland’s most iconic instrument, after the passing away of the legendary Chieftain, Paddy Moloney. This was a fine tune to wake up to.