The form, rhythm and tone of Rabih Abou-Khalil's music usually follow the pattern of Arabian instrumental music, but for his amazingly cosmopolitan sound Abou-Khalil has created a synthesis of Arabian music with Western classical and jazz idioms.
The two musicians Terje Rypdal and Miroslav Vitous recently found a kindred spirit in the Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu, who manages to play drums and percussion simultaneously on the drum set he designed himself.
For more than 20 years, this quartet has been a musical melting pot, artfully blending American jazz, European classics, Indian and African music into an instantly recognizable, meditative sound experience.
This performance is a very intimate meeting of three great artists of Jazz, featuring music ranging from Argentinian Tango to international musical favourites. Very rarely has the vibrant intensity of a performance been captured with such atmosphere.
The members of the ensemble are all distinguished soloists who represent a high level of artistry. This is traditional Indian folkloristic music at its purest, presented with a high level of interaction between the musicians.
Bulat Okudzhava's concert was the first of its kind during the upheaval period in the Gorbachev era of glasnost and perestroika. Much of what Bulat Okudzhava says and sings in this concert sheds light on the political developments that ultimately…
The Arts Ensemble of Chicago has become one of the world's most successful Black American ensembles. The group which includes trumpeter Lester Bowie, together with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie and two young composers, have experienced a journey…