Mar
19
2013

Orchestre National de Jazz CD

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Piazzolla! (Jazz Village)  Those who heard France’s Orchestre National de Jazz playing Robert Wyatt’s music during the Sydney Festival will remember the fine detail and exotic sonorities illuminating their best arrangements. Here Daniel Yvinec’s band turns its attention to Astor Piazzolla’s tango nuevo masterpieces. This time Gil Goldstein has penned the arrangements for the 10-piece […]

Mar
15
2013

Two Gentlemen Of Verona

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Lennox Theatre, Riverside, March 14, 2013 What a broad church the World Shakespeare Festival that surrounded last year’s London Olympic Games must have been. This two-hand production of Two Gentlemen of Verona by the British-based Two Gents Productions was part of it, with its elements of circus, vaudeville, pantomime, mime and the vibrant theatrical traditions […]

Mar
12
2013

Going Crazy, Goran Bregovich-Style

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A party in the Balkans is unimaginable without two things: brass instruments and alcohol. Goran Bregovic may appear to have much the same needs. Despite the astonishing breadth of music that he composes (for performance and film) a brass band is never far away, and nor, if his unforgettable 2008 Concert Hall appearance is any […]