The Japanese pianist Aki Takase is a veritable typhoon of power and clarity. Her playing shows what can happen when the European rules of melody, harmony and rhythm come face to face with a distinctly Asian way of thinking!
Consisting of former members of Frank Zappa's band, this concert pays tribute to the music of the maestro, featuring all the 'hits' of his musical history, from "Chunga's Revenge" to "Easy Meat", performed with breathtaking virtuosity.
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.
This particular performance shows world-class piano player Joanne Brackeen with a quite unusual line up, consisting of Pat Metheny's drummer Danny Gottlieb, Lonnie Plaxico of Steve Coleman's Five Elements Band and Donald Harrison, a unique sax player…
Performing together for decades, the Neville Brothers prove again that they are one of the best live bands ever. Their set is pure energy Rhythm'n' Blues, raging from beautiful ballads with Aaron Neville's stunning voice to uptempo rockers, performed…
A very special documentary about the visionary guitarist that follows the traces of his music by speaking to contemporary musicians from all over the world, who tell us about the influence of Hendrix' on their own music.
In this performance, Pharoah Sanders, one of the innovators of the saxophone, explores the possibilities of the instrument. This programme includes moments of sounds exploding with rhythmic intensity, plus pieces full of silent excitement.
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.