Here's more from the previously unopened/unheard piles for everyone; I have been in quite the guitar mood lately and have many other such recordings lined up for the near future. Cedille Records is a fantastic label that lovingly releases much unheard/unknown music played by musicians who are almost exclusively from Chicago, home of Cedille. The record label is actually a not-for-profit, so while I hope most of the posts on my blog inspire visitors to go buy the original discs or digital files-in the case of a company like Cedille it's that much more important. Check out their website, consider buying and supporting this label so the music continues: www.cedillerecords.org
So, I am up to Vojislav Ivanovic's "Cafe Pieces" currently and I'm enjoying them. The first work on the disc, "Folk Song Variations" by Atanas Ourkouzounov I enjoyed even more, it's an enthralling set of variations on a Bulgarian folksong called 'Pozaspa li iagodo?' ('Are you sleeping, Strawberry?'), which I think is just such a cute title. As for the rest...I have no idea, haven't gotten there yet ;) I'm pretty sure the only composer here who I am already familiar with is Carlos Rafael Rivera. So, cloak thyselves in a guitar mood and let's listen to what happens next...
Enjoy everyone (you there, Paul? :)