Guitar Spring: Music For a New Season

Guitar Spring: Music For a New Season

I had some time on my hands. Many folks did during the 2020 pandemic. Some who were fortunate to socially distance at home were able to spend time exploring curiosities and long-held interests. I’ve always enjoyed classical guitar music. I decided to finally get a...

Turkish Hipster

Turkish Hipster Liner Notes by Kabir Sehgal Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol is a man on a mission: He’s bringing the world together through music. This might sound grand or over-the-top. But I ardently believe it. Rarely have I seen someone so committed to exploring his ethnic...

How Love Begins

How Love Begins By Nicole Zuraitis Liner Notes By Kabir Sehgal They say there are only a few stories — or archetypes — in the world. Some of these include comedy, tragedy, rebirth, and the quest. While the plots and characters change in each retelling, the...

Astor’s Place

Liner Notes By Kabir Sehgal Astor’s Place is part biography and part geography. It’s a biography in that we learn about Dimitri Landrain, an acclaimed French composer and pianist based in New York City. He began studying classical piano at age eight, and he soon...

Samba for Tarsila

Samba for Tarsila By Ben Sher Liner Notes By Kabir Sehgal To know Ben Sher is to recognize a virtuoso. An acclaimed jazz guitarist who hails from Pittsburgh, Sher has toured the world as an artist and now resides in New York. That he has crisscrossed the globe is...

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis By Yumi Kurosawa Liner Notes By Kabir Sehgal Crossing over is usually something an artist does when they want to embark on a new project or collaborate with another artist. But for Yumi Kurosawa, crossing over is her aesthetic and compositional journey....

Chant For Our Planet

Chant For Our Planet By Marco Pignataro Liner Notes By Kabir Sehgal From murmuring brooks to the eruption of scalding magma, sound is ubiquitous on our planet. What is more, according to satellite data — scientists theorize that sound waves may have been present...

Magic Mirror

Magic Mirror By Carol Albert Liner Notes By Kabir Sehgal They say that you live only once. But when you read a good book or listen to a beautiful album, you’re treated to another life, another experience on which to draw, as you journey down your own road. Such is the...

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...

Words

Words By Dorie Pride Liner Notes By Kabir Sehgal I’ve long thought of Dorie Pride not just as an acclaimed singer and songwriter. But a painter of words, someone who is able to imagine landscapes of sound and oceans of harmony. The words her easel, the page her...