An Elegant Ritual

An Elegant Ritual

An Elegant Ritual Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol Liner Notes By Kabir Sehgal Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol is a creative genius. Full stop. There is quite simply nobody like him in music today. He blends contemporary modern jazz and his Turkish aesthetic with dexterity. Sanlıkol’s music...
Bridges to Rio

Bridges to Rio

Bridges to Rio Irina Zubareva Liner Notes By Kabir Sehgal It’s often said that jazz is global music. No doubt, it’s borne in the southern United States and originates from African roots. But the structure of the art form is like a public commons where incredibly...
Oblivion

Oblivion

Oblivion Yulia Musayelyan Liner Notes By Kabir Sehgal There’s a new tango master in town. Her name is Yulia Musayelyan. And the town is Boston. Before you start thinking about how many tango practitioners may live in this great American city, all you need to know is...
The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery

The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery

The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery Nelson Riveros Liner Notes By Kabir Sehgal The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery is a triumphant tribute album. It’s made by one master, in honor and celebration of another. Nelson Riveros is an acclaimed guitarist and composer who embodies...
Time Outtakes

Time Outtakes

Time Outtakes The Dave Brubeck Quartet Liner Notes By Kabir Sehgal Let’s revisit the original sessions Time Out sessions that happened in the summer of 1959. The album was recorded at the CBS 30th Street Studios which was nicknamed “The Church,” because the site was...
Águas Brasileiras

Águas Brasileiras

Águas Brasileiras The Brazilian Trio Liner Notes By Kabir Sehgal The Brazilian Trio is back! And they’ve put together something remarkable, which is both virtuosic and vividly imagined. No doubt, this is what we’ve come to expect from this incredible group of talented...
José Martí En Nueva York

José Martí En Nueva York

José Martí En Nueva York Manuel Valera New Cuban Express Big Band Liner Notes By Kabir Sehgal Jose Marti En Nueva York is a masterpiece. And I don’t use that word lightly. Manuel Valera is a musical genius who has crafted music that is both enlightening and...