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A look back at musical favorites


Each end of the month, we come back to recently released albums, which have received a positive reception from critics in the World Music section.

On the program today, recordings released between February 21 and March 20: American jazz guitarist Pat Metheny with his band and a string and wind ensemble; the electro eclecticism of Canadian Dan Snaith, known as Caribou; an evocation of flautist Hubert Laws by his colleague Ludivine Issambourg; the Nantes quartet of improvised music, No Tongues, inspired by the songs and rhythms of Amerindian peoples; soul-tinged folk from New Zealander Nadia Reid; the indie-folk Parisian duo Hey Hey My My.

In most cases, the albums of this selection can be listened to and/or ordered (subject to capacities and authorizations to be issued) on the websites of the artists, their record company, as well as on the main streaming subscription (Qobuz, Deezer, Spotify, etc.) and online sales.

"From This Place", by Pat Metheny

Solo in his previous album What's It All About (2011), consisting of covers of pop and bossa songs, then with drummer Antonio Sanchez in Tap: Book of Angels Volume 20 (2013), to perform compositions by John Zorn, the American guitarist Pat Metheny is on his new album, From This Place, the signatory of ten tracks, for which he is accompanied by his Unity Band and the Hollywood Studio Symphony, with strings, flutes, clarinets, English horn and trombones.

The ambition of the orchestral arrangements (by Gil Goldstein, Alan Broadbent and Metheny), often beyond the simple dressing, the clarity of the musical subject, a clearly asserted jazz part, are the strong points.

Posted Date: 2020-07-30

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