This week we are proud to bring you a slate of four albums from Ansonica Records, Navona Records, and Ravello Records including a cross-continental exploration of jazz, funk, and South African cultural traditions, an epic, modern adaptation of a fairytale with an LGBT twist, a showcase of contemporary choral compositions, and works with classical guitar that capture the essence of the Rocky Mountains.
Dive in and discover new music from: Matt Dacso, Trans-Kalahari Quintet, Michael J. Evans, Kong-Yu Wong, Scott Anthony Shell, William Copper, Deborah Anderson, Theresa Koon, Hans Bakker, Santiago Kodela, Christopher J. Hoh, Garth Baxter, and Stuart Weber.
Voices of Earth & Air, Vol. III
Kong-Yu Wong, Scott Anthony Shell, William Copper, Deborah Anderson, Theresa Koon, Hans Bakker, Santiago Kodela, Christopher J. Hoh, and Garth Baxter
Judging by Navona’s VOICES OF EARTH AND AIR VOL. 3, this century is facing a significant paradigm shift in contemporary composition. The third installment of the trailblazing series again showcases contemporary choral music, and once more, it is mesmerizing – mesmerizingly tonal and aesthetic.
The Adventures of Florian
Michael J. Evans
With THE ADVENTURES OF FLORIAN, Michael J. Evans presents an epic, modern adaptation of a fairy tale in four orchestral acts, reframing the story as a tale of trans heroship. Beautifully accessible and poignantly educational, THE ADVENTURES OF FLORIAN brings LGBT characters into the spotlight to improve their representation and educate audiences on the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity. Illustrations by Appoline Etienne accompany the work in a the video version, accessible on the catalog page.
Pieces Of Road
Stuart Weber’s PIECES OF ROAD is a heartfelt, profound homage to the spirit of the American West. At once traditional and original, the classical guitarist manages to capture the essence not only of his native Rocky Mountains, but of nature and comfort at large.
The Long Journey Home
Matt Dacso & Trans-Kalahari Quintet
Trans-Kalahari Quintet’s THE LONG JOURNEY HOME, the latest release from Ansonica Records, is a cross-continental exploration of jazz, funk, and South African cultural traditions. Saxophonist and composer Matt Dacso met his bandmates while serving in Botswana as a doctor. Now, he proudly presents this unique musical fusion to audiences around the world.