We are excited to bring you an exciting new single from internationally acclaimed Italian singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Chiara Civello. Co-produced with Dario Bassolino and featuring lyrics by Civello and Sicilian artist Kaballà, „Sono Come Sono“ is the first Italian adaptation of the Brazilian song „Olhos Coloridos,“ a celebration of diversity, mixed roots and inclusion written by Macao and made famous by singer Sandra de Sa. To respect the spirit of the original and its soul-funk sound, Civello decided to produce the song in Naples, a city with many similarities to Rio de Janeiro, including its multicultural history. The result is an irresistible 80s-inspired boogie-funk track that exudes positivity and joy.
Produced by Four Flies Records.
Video – Sono Come Sono
Listen this the wonderful song Capacity to Love – Video
The late Leonard Cohen could certainly be a formidable performer, but he endures primarily because of his songs – richly poetic, nuanced and evocative pieces of aural literature composed with enough considered space to leave them open for eclectic interpretations. His „Tower of Song“ came with flexible blueprints, which is why Cohen has been the subject of so many often excellent tribute albums, both during his lifetime and since his 2016 death.
Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen is a worthwhile entry in the large pile of salutes and serves as a complement to 2022’s illuminating documentary Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song and the companion compilation Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah & Songs From His Albums. It hosts a crew of top-shelf artists taking on a dozen Cohen pieces, many established favorites but also a few deep digs, with producer Larry Klein’s jazz-tinged arrangements providing the sonic thread to sew them all together.
Gregory Porter, one of the great jazz vocalists of the moment, delivers a soulful version of Suzanne that hews to its original melodies but allows the jazz artists accompanying him to interpolate and offer their own flights.
Suzanne – Video
We are very happy to announce that Magnus Lindgren together with John Beasley and the SWR Bigband have been nominated for two (John even for three) Grammys with their album „BIRD LIVES“!
They are nominated in the categories:
Category Best Large Jazz Ensemle Album
„Bird Lives“ Video
Category Best Arrangemet, Instrumental or A Capella
„Scrapple From The Apple“ Video
The 2023 GRAMMYs, officially known as the 65th GRAMMY Awards, will air live on Sunday, Feb. 5, from Los Angeles‘ Crypto.com Arena, and it will broadcast live on the CBS Television Network and stream live and on-demand on Paramount+ at 8-11:30 p.m. ET / 5-8:30 p.m. PT+.
Anne Paceo was born in 1984 and spent her childhood in Daloa, Ivory Coast, where she heard the rhythm of the great drum masters who practiced next to her family’s house. Anne Paceo chose the drums. The choice forces admiration, because the number of female drummers can still be counted on the fingers of one hand. But Anne Paceo has that certain something. And a damn good technique, which she acquired at the Paris National Conservatory.
At the age of 19, she begins a career as an accompanist with an amazing array of artists, from Archie Shepp to Philippe Catherine, through John Mc Laughlin, Charlie Haden, Rhoda Scott, Michel Legrand, Christian Escoudé, Rick Margitza, Henri Texier, China Moses, Leyla McCalla, Andy Sheppard, …. Maybe that’s where she develops her taste for world sound. At twenty-four years old.
Today Anne Paceo slips into the role of a healer with S.H.A.M.A.N.E.S, an album released in 2022 inspired by the sacred chants of the world. The album is number 1 on the French jazz charts for several weeks and journalists agree that „S.H.A.M.A.N.E.S seems to be an achievement, perhaps an apotheosis“. Télérama „Anne Paceo has established herself as one of the most important figures of the French music scene“ Libération