Cuban Sketches for Piano

Leo Brouwer Cuban Sketches for Piano By Mariel Mayz Liner Notes By Kabir Sehgal To know contemporary classical music is to know Leo Brouwer. An acclaimed Cuban composer, conductor, Brouwer has long been celebrated as a modern-day Mozart who has birthed an inimitable...

Samba Jazz Odyssey

Samba Jazz Odyssey By Hendrik Meurkens & The WDR Big Band Liner Notes By Kabir Sehgal Maestro Hendrik Meurkens isn’t just an acclaimed artist, whom we have all come to admire. He’s a man brimming with incandescent ideas which manifest into musical gold. What makes...

From Spain to São Paulo

From Spain to São Paulo Spanish Guitar Music of the 19th & 20th century By João Luiz Liner Notes By Kabir Sehgal With its beguiling simplicity, the classical guitar is an instrument with almost universal appeal. The guitar has many timbres and colors, which may be...

Distancia

Distancia By Manuel Valera Liner Notes By Kabir Sehgal Reflective and ruminative, melancholy and meditative – this album is one for the ages. Distancia is Manuel Valera’s latest epic, in which he draws upon searing personal experiences – going through personal loss,...

Esquina de São Paulo

Esquina de São Paulo By Danilo Brito – João Luiz Liner Notes By Kabir Sehgal When stars come together, an album like this is born. João Luiz and Danilo Brito are both master musicians in their own right, playing music at the highest level. A virtuoso of the...

Sky Blossom

Sky Blossom Alexis Cole Liner Notes By Kabir Sehgal Rare it is to find an artist as special as Alexis Cole. There’s no doubt that she’s one of the best jazz vocalists of our times. But it’s her rich life experience, and her ever unfolding story that takes her art to...
Manisero

Manisero

Manisero Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Johannes Tonio Kreusch Liner Notes By Jochen Becker, Kabir Sehgal The extraordinary life story and career of Brazilian guitarist, arranger and teacher Carlos Barbosa-Lima has now spanned over six decades and crossed many musical genres,...
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...