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Brazilian jazz pianist, Ricardo Bacelar, has unveiled a rendition of ‘Somewhere in the Hills’ by Antonio Carlos Jobim.
The cover sees him enlist Venezuelan torch singer Elena Rose to croon the sultry and wistful melody of the moonlit romance, while dancer Isabelle Dubois adds fire in the video with her impassioned movement and balletic choreography.
‘Somewhere In The Hills’ is the fifth video spawned from Bacelar’s recent album ‘Sebastiana’. The record is an ode to the works of Brazilian composers and a celebration of the Latin music diaspora.
‘Sebastiana’ is available to stream and buy as MP3/CD/Vinyl here.
The deluxe LP and CD packages features a booklet containing imagery from the studio sessions, landscapes which inspired some of the tracks and the distinctive artwork of Emiliano Di Cavalcanti.
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Pianist Ricardo Bacelar performs beautiful track ‘Oh Mana Deixa Eu Ir’, Solidifying his state in the Jazz Fusion genre, this encapsulates the sounds and sights of this rare art form.
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The beautifully filmed video to one of the tracks featured on Ben Ridley’s forthcoming album, Sing.
We’re not sure moving your piano to the middle of the woods is the best way to care for your instruments (no-one wants earwigs in their baby grand, now do they?) but there’s no denying how effective the video to piano-virtuoso, Maria Rago’s The Sound of Leaves is. It makes our fingers hurt to watching and listening.
Here’s the video debut of Brighton-based singer-songwriter, Ben Ridley, formerly a classically-trained composer and pianist, now firmly camped in the 1970’s school of singer-songwriters. Bringing to mind Billy Joel and Todd Rundgren, there’s an oddly familiar sound to Dancing Mood, essentially timeless, yet oddly nostalgic. We found it rather catchy and there’s no denying there’s an element of class to the lyric video.
A good introduction to opera for the uninitiated would be Roger Rudenstein. His satirical operas based on George W. Bush and Donald Trump have promoted rave reviews and show that it’s an art-form that very much open to everyone.
Sounds easy? Have a go yourself – you only have Antonio’s record of 824 times in one minute. Good luck!
Composer Mihail Doman unveils his beautiful pro-feminist video for Arhythmology VI, the lead track from his stunning Arhythmology album.
Crossover artist, Georg Roman has dropped his video for his latest single, a track that truly hits you in the face on your listen.
With a powerful operatic style voice, combined with rock tendencies, Georg Roman has developed a niche style of music that blends genres in a way that few have done before.
Comparing himself to Josh Groban, Georg takes influence from both classical artists like Luciano Pavarotti, as well as rock legends such as Eric Clapton.
Georg notes that there is nothing quite like the feeling of singing iconic opera songs like ‘Rigoletto’ or ‘Tu Ca Nun Chiagne’, and he seeks to mix this feeling with other types of music that he loves, such as rock. Georg also believes that every song should be told in its own way, and this is certainly something he does with great emphasis on ‘Forever’. Check it out!