All posts tagged: music

Play! Manu Katché

News hit this summer that drummer par excellence, Manu Katché, was leaving his Münich-based record label ECM of 10 years for ACT Music, another Münich-based record label. The debut album was recorded live at the Paris jazz venue New Morning on 16 June 2014. The change of labels is good news to the Spotify users who saw Katché’s input […]

Sam Smith: Latch (Acoustic)

British souls singer and writer Sam Smith (London 1992) performing an acoustic version of “Latch”, of which he had a hit with the band Disclosure late 2012. Smith is otherwise known as the voice on the 2013 summer wonder hit “La La La” by Naughty Boy. I confess to be a fan of his voice; his sense of phrasing […]

Makiko Hirabayashi

The featured track is from an album realeased in 2009 on the German label Enja: The Tokyo-born pianist Makiko Hirabayashi‘s “Makiko”. Hirabayashi is currently living in Denmark and is here accompanied by two reknowned Danish musicians, Klavs Hovman on bass and Marilyn Mazur on percussion. Read more about the album here or visit Hirabayashi’s website.

Calleja: The Maltese Tenor

“I just want to sing as beautifully as possible” Joseph Calleja’s third recital disc for Decca Classics, The Maltese Tenor, was launched in Germany on 20 May 2011, followed by Italy on the 24th. It has been nearly six years since Calleja recorded his last recital album, The Golden Voice (Decca, 2005). The voice is […]