Saturday, April 22, 2017

Bill Ebet Band - Klemedenn er blei (2006 Bretagne) @320


Bringing together artists from all over Brittany, the Bill Ebet Band book on this disc, all of which are taken live, alloys trad'jazz bold. Except the last track (composition of Gildas Le Buhe) all songs of this disc comes from a repertoire of around Vannes. The style of Bill Ebet? Is it possible to qualify? One thing is sure, these are stories of Brittany, which invites himself Africa, Jazz and spontaneity.

Tracklist:
1. Lonely Ridenn
2. Kentehma splann
3. Nag er verhig
4. Disul vintin
5. Job Kerlagad
6. Pe oen ér park
7. Sudard er Fur
8. Iniù enta plahig
9. Sellet

Gildas Le Buhé : vocals, tenor saxophon
Erwan Volant : guitars
Pierre Tardivel : doublebasse, bass, 'n gouni
Jean-François Le Gouarin : bombardon
Glenn Le Merdy : percussions
Olivier Urvoy : alto and baryton saxophon
Ronan Bléjean : box accordion
Ronan Le Dissez : wodden flute
Hervé Le Buhé : dijeridoo

Friday, April 14, 2017

Maria Kalaniemi - Maria Kalaniemi [1992 Finland] @320


Maria Kalaniemi, a master of free-bass button accordion and one of the worlds´ leading contemporary accordionists. Once a member of pioneering groups, Niekku, Aldargaz from the Sibelius Academy Folk Music Department, where she now teaches, her roots are in folk and classical music but her sights and abilities go far beyond existing styles. Technically brilliant as a player and adept at improvisation, she is also very powerful, intuitive and sensitive composer, with pieces that stylistically touch in numerous areas but feature her own personality as the driving force. Melody is the meaning and with Maria the listeners are sure to feel her message deeply.

Kalaniemi is also a member of the international accordion collective, Accordion Tribe. She
has toured and performed as solo, duo and trio units and with several ensembles throughout
Europe, USA, Canada and Japan.

Maria has released many albums with many ensembles; the latest is Vilda Rosor "Wild Roses" (Aito Records, 2010). Vilda Rosor is Maria Kalaniemi's intimate excursion to her Finnish-Swedish roots featuring her deeply emotional voice and accordion plus many special guests.


01 - Hermannin Riili
02 - Skymningpolskan
03 - Taklax I
04 - Samuell Disktroemin Polska
05 - Olin Sairas Kun Luokseni Saavuit
06 - Yxi Kaunis Papillinen Polska
07 - Farmorspolskan
08 - Taklax Ii
09 - Varpusen Polska
10 - Hjortingen
11 - Taehdet Taivaalla

Accordion – Maria Kalaniemi
Bass – Tapani Varis (tracks: 1)
Guitar – Olli Varis (tracks: 1, 2)
Harmonium – Timo Alakotila (tracks: 10)
Mbira – Kimmo Pohjonen (tracks: 6)
Nyckelharpa – Arto Järvelä (tracks: 6)
Piano – Timo Alakotila (tracks: 5)
Tambourine – Björn Tollin (tracks: 2, 8)
Violin – Arto Järvelä (tracks: 1, 10), Sven Ahlbäck (tracks: 3, 4, 7 to 9)
Producer – Timo Alakotila


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

MoTa - MoTa (France 2012) @320


MoTa is born of the encounter between musicians from different worlds who wish to propose a personal interpretation of the traditional music that surround them. Highlights of their experiences within different formations of contemporary music, traditional and jazz, the four musicians of MoTa defend a music resolutely alive and in motion, where the aesthetic intersect and feed.
 
Tracklist:
1. It's Kiff (Bourée)
2. Laryls Oulan (Scottish)
3. MacMogette (Maraichine)
4. Kab (Kas a barh)
5. Les mémoires d'un poisson rouge (Cercle Circassien)
6. Entre deux Mers (Valse)
7. Les gens pensent (Avant-deux de travers)
8. L'apache (Ridée)
 
Erwann TOBIE : Accordéon diatonique
Florian KERNEIS : Batterie
Laurent HILAIRET : Warr guitar
David MORAND : Trompette / Bugle

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