World Music

 

Alaturka

yalnız

second CD

Beau Bledsoe - guitar/oud
Rich Wheeler - tenor sax
Jeff Harshbarger- bass
Brandon Draper- percussion

Alaturka was formed in 2009 with the vision of creating an equal “auditory handshake” between two musical cultures, American jazz and Turkish classical music. Founder and director Beau Bledsoe joined with Istanbul darbuka virtuoso Sait Arat and two of Kansas City’s most acclaimed jazz musicians, Rich Wheeler and Jeff Harshbarger, to form a quartet in which both cultures are treated with equal respect. Yalniz emphasizes the Turkish side of the Turkish-jazz equation. Having already proven that their concept work with their dbut release Tamam Abi, the members of Alaturka seems less intent on demonstrating their jazz chops than on developing new textures.

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World Music

 

Victoria Botero / Beau Bledsoe

Un ramo de voz

debut CD

Victoria Botero - soprano
Beau Bledsoe - guitar

How does an iconic song like Gretchen am Spinnrade change when you take the collaborative instrument from piano to guitar? And how does a tango, a genre not typically associated with a classical recital, connect when juxtaposed with Schubert and Britten? These are the questions that we have explored by playing with arrangements, timbre, color and phrasing. We are pleased to offer this bouquet of songs, presenting classical, folk and popular repertoire arranged for voice and guitar.

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World Music

 

Bach Aria Soloists

Hausmusik

debut CD

Bach Aria Soloists is the adventurous chamber music ensemble dedicated to presenting the genius and relevance of Johann Sebastian Bach, his contemporaries, and those he inspired--through BAS' signature Hauskonzert and Community Concert series; world-class collaborations that provide multi- genre experiences inspired by Bach; and BachReach education in schools and community venues. The Bach Aria Soloists brings the brilliance of this music to new life in the intimate settings for which it was intended.

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World Music

 

Passport

self-titled

debut CD

Stan Kessler - trumpet/flugelhorn
Beau Bledsoe - guitar/oud

program:
Lagrimas Negras - Miguel Matamoros
Senhorinha - Guinga
Tangos Flamenco - traditional
Inolvidable - Julio Gutiérrez
Catavento E Girassol - Guinga
Ave Maria - Astor Piazzolla
Que Nadie Sepa Mi Sufrir - Angel Cabral
Choro Por Ze - Guinga
Burasi Agora Meyhanesi - Bülent Ersoy
Oblivion - Astor Piazzolla
Feria del Caballo - Moraito Chico
Como Fue - Ernesto Duarte

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Jazz

 

Bill McKemy

Duende

10th Anniversary

Bill McKemy (bass), Jeffrey Ruckman (accordion and melodica), Brian Baggett (guitar) and Ryan Bennett (drums) playing exquisitely improvised music. 

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Jazz

 

TJ Martley

Meditations Vol. 1

Solo piano debut by Kansas City jazz pianist Tj Martley. Press and digital download

 

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Jazz: Experimental Big Band

 

Owen Cox Dance Group

Music for Owen Cox Dance Group Vol. 1

 

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TANGO

 

Marilina Mozzoni

Punto Cardinal

Argentine Tango singer who interprets the most beautiful Tangos with much expression and depth.

Arrangements by former Tango Lorca bassist, Pablo Motta.

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Jazz: Experimental Big Band

The People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City


Music from Owen/Cox Dance Group's "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" performed by The People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City and special guests Mark Southerland and Lilah Wilder. Arrangements by Brad
Cox, Jeff Harshbarger, Patrick Alonzo Conway, and Forest Stewart.

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afrocountryTurkishpostpunk-sansjazz

 

Mr.Marco's V7

Sparkin your Mama

Marco Pascolini
Johnny Hamil
Kent Burnham
Michael Stover
Kyle Dahlquist

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Jazz: Experimental Big Band

The People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City


A raucous and robust exploration of large-ensemble jazz

Carl Bender--alto saxophone, Jake Blanton--guitar, Patrick Alonzo Conway--bassoon, baritone saxophone & percussion, Dave Cooper--trombone, Brad Cox--piano, Rhodes & accordion, Trey Harris--trombone, Jeff Harshbarger--bass, Brenna Hayes--baritone saxophone, James Isaac--tenor
saxophone & clarinet, Patrick Ketter--oboe & English horn, Scotty McBee--drum set, Aaron Simcox--alto saxophone & E flat clarinet, Forest Stewart--horn in F, Michael Stover--pedal steel & guitar, Rich Wheeler--tenor saxophone, Roger Wilder--piano & Rhodes, John Wirt--trumpet, Sam Wisman--drum set

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CLASSICAL

Christian Fatu
Victoria Fatu New Beginnings

www.christianfatu.com

An exciting new duo blending classical traditions from Russia and Romania. From comic absurdity to unexpected revelations of beauty, this long awaited album delivers a unique, fresh and vibrant sound.

 

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JAZZ/WORLD

Alaturka Tamam Abi

www.alaturkamusic.com

Beau Bledsoe - guitar/oud
Rich Wheeler - tenor sax
Jeff Harshbarger- bass
Sait Arat (Istanbul) - darbuka

Alaturka was formed in 2009 with the vision of creating an equal “auditory handshake” between two musical cultures, American jazz and Turkish classical music. Founder and director Beau Bledsoe joined with Istanbul darbuka virtuoso Sait Arat and two of Kansas City’s most acclaimed jazz musicians, Rich Wheeler and Jeff Harshbarger, to form a quartet in which both cultures are treated with equal respect. Tamam Abi “Okay Brother” is the result of that collaboration.

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FLAMENCO/TANGO

Beau Bledsoe ¡Olé Che!

www.beaubledsoe.com


The debut solo release from acclaimed guitarist Beau Bledsoe features a split program of Spanish Flamenco and Argentine Tango. This recording is the culmination of two decades of study and performance within these diverse guitar traditions and cultures. Here Beau performs compositions from some of Spain's most celebrated gypsy guitar dynasties as well as ground breaking works by the great Tango innovator, Astor Piazzolla. Joining Beau are his Argentine Tango ensemble, Tango Lorca and Argentine Bandonéon virtuoso, Hector Del Curto.

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CLASSICAL

Granner Bledsoe Duo Departure

www.grannerbledsoe.com

Nathan and Beau combined all that they learned about life, music, and people into a painstakingly crafted recording, ‘Departure’. A beautiful album of varied and highly emotive music where one travels from the evocative art of Villa-Lobos into the austere sexuality of John Dowland, until finally being snapped into the fever-pitched passion of traditional Flamenco. There's also a little southern comfort thrown in for good measure!

 

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JAZZ/Chamber music

Brad Cox Beginners

www.bradcoxmusic.com

A collection on new compositions and arrangements by Brad Cox, "Beginners" explores a unique blend of chamber music, jazz, folk and popular music, ranging from serious themes to musical slapstick. Performed by the Brad Cox Ensemble and the Brad Cox Big Band, along with a host guest artists, "Beginners" documents the emergence of a bold new musical voice.

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Argentine TANGO

Tango Lorca Mujer Sola

www.tangolorca.com

Merge old world tango aesthetics with a sinuous texture of jazz, flamenco and classical music and you have the immediately distinctive sound of Tango Lorca. Formed in 1999, this fiery ensemble has created a fresh and continually growing body of original compositions and arrangements equally suited for the dance hall or the concert stage. While evoking an undoubtedly Argentine sentiment with classics from the "Golden Age", they also create new, innovative works with a timeless sense of beauty. Tango Lorca plays their music with a deep understanding of tradition as well as an obsessive desire to evolve the art form to new plateaus

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classical

Granner Bledsoe Duo Winterreise

www.grannerbledsoe.com

Winterreise was Schubert’s last collection of lieder composed before his death in1828, consisting of twenty four songs of despair and unrequited love. It is one of the most heart wrenching moments of the lied tradition. The transcription of the piano part to the guitar adds a new intimacy to these works but remains historically relevant to Schubert lifelong relationship with the guitar. Lacking a piano through much of his career, Schubert originally composed many of his songs on guitar and published them with piano and alternate guitar accompaniments. The original keys and general transparency of many of his songs are largely idiomatic to the guitar and utilize similar accompaniment figures used by his friend Giullani.
Listening to Giuliani’s Sei Cavatine, it become immediately apparent that he was an avid fan of Italian opera. Often his many solo guitar compositions allude to the operatic devises of the time. These songs were admiringly set in the highly popular style of Gioacchino Rossini and set by one of the most famous Italian librettists of the time, Pietro Metastasio. Each song in this collection seems to be an aria unto itself from a non-existing opera with simplistic guitar accompaniment that mimics the operatic orchestration of Giuliani’s era.

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CLASSICAL

Lida Kaminska Breaking Boundaries

www.lidiakaminska.com

Accordion virtuoso Lidia Kaminska began playing the accordion at the age of eight, and by the age of twelve was giving solo performances in Holland, Austria, and Germany, as well as her native Poland. After receiving her Masters degree from the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland, she came to the U.S. to study at the University of Missouri Kansas City. At the age of 25 she became the first (and only) person in the United States to ever receive a Doctorate in Accordion Performance. She is represented by Astral Artistic Services in Philladelphia, PA and concertizes throughout the U.S. and Europe.


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classical

Sandomirsky Bledsoe Duo Café Sacre

www.sandomirskybledsoe.com

Gregory Sandomirsky - violin
Beau Bledsoe - guitar

The Sandomirsky-Bledsoe Duo was formed in 1998 with the intention of creating and recording new repertoire for the unique combination of guitar and violin. Although common in many folkloric cultures such as South America and Eastern Europe, the duo of guitar and violin rarely perform on the concert stage. Since the release of their CD "Café Sarce", the Sandomirsky-Bledsoe Duo has received much critical acclaim as well as successful concert tours internationally. Most recently, they performed at the Oldenburg Chamber Music festival in Germany as well as successful dates in and around Paris, France.


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