January welcomes auspicious debuts from new projects and artists from all over the world. Is it me or the change of weather that brings out the best listeners-people with sophisticated ears who appreciate cultured music.
Leo Blanco Keltic Tales
From Celtic Connections:
Born amidst the Venezuelan Andes, internationally trained at such top cross-genre academies as Boston’s Berklee College and the New England Conservatory, pianist/composer Leo Blanco – whose previous Edinburgh Fringe performances won a Herald Angel award – boldly and beautifully blurs the boundaries of jazz, Latin, folk, classical and African music.
The innovative Breton combo Keltic Tales, comprising Jean-Baptiste Boclé (keyboards), Gildas Boclé (double bass), Ronan Le Bars (uilleann pipes), Jérôme Barde (guitar) and Archibald Ligonniére (drums), never set out to sound consciously Celtic, yet these influences echo intriguingly through their all-original jazz/rock/world material.
Energy and fusion is what Seth Lakeman’s music is about. I love this video called Kitty Jay. Take a look.
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From Darren Holden official Myspace :
We hope you have enjoyed listening to Darren’s song ‘Lady’ in tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales. The song has now been added to the music players on both here and Darren’s official Facebook page as well as www.darrenholden.net
We have now also added a video to Darren’s official YouTube page and hope you’ll agree that the pictures really help to bring the sentiment of the song to life.
I heard this is a wonderful album.