Ballake Sissoko, Vincent Segal

Ballake Sissoko, Vincent Segal - Musique de Nuit (2015) {No Format}

Ballake Sissoko, Vincent Segal - Musique de Nuit (2015) {No Format}
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Genre: African Music, Classical

When Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal released their first collaborative album, Chamber Music, they caught the music world by surprise. Everything about this duo was unexpected: the Malian master of the traditional harp, or kora; the French cellist with the unlikely background in trip-hop; and the elegant, soulful music they made together. The album appeared on numerous best-of lists in both Europe (in 2009) and North America (in 2011). Now, these two sonic voyagers have returned with Musique de Nuit (“Night Music”) – an album which may not have the same element of surprise, but which may be even more spellbinding than its predecessor.

Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal - Chamber Music (2009)  Music

Posted by Manavgat at Oct. 29, 2013
Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal - Chamber Music (2009)

Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal - Chamber Music (2009)
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Genre: Folk, World, & Country | Label: No Format ‎| Release Date: October 13, 2009

It turns out that the cello is just about the perfect instrument to compliment the kora. The cello is legato where the kora is pointillist; it is lustrous and mellow where the kora is bright and brittle; and yet both instruments share a profound capacity for serenity, so that even as they contrast most sharply, they can remain unified in purpose. That said, in the wrong hands, a confab of cello and kora could easily devolve into a New Age snooze fest or a tedious exercise in classical music light. So the success of Chamber Music must really be credited to the remarkable musicians who created it, and to their playful, confident, and utterly transparent musical friendship.

Ballake Sissoko - At Peace (2013) {No Format}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 17, 2016
Ballake Sissoko - At Peace (2013) {No Format}

Ballake Sissoko - At Peace (2013) {No Format}
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Genre: World Music, African Music

Ballake Sissoko opens his new album, “At Peace,” with “Maimouna,” his solo showcase for the kora, the West African harp with 21 strings rising vertically from a huge calabash gourd. For those unfamiliar with the instrument, its broad range, sparkling tone and shimmering effects are vividly displayed here. For those who do know the kora, Sissoko is a virtuoso who can run through a blur of speeding notes and then brake for a crisply articulated theme. On this piece, Sissoko repeats the same descending figure, but with the melodic path and rhythmic organization slightly altered each time.

Piers Faccini & Vincent Segal - Songs of Time Lost (2014)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 13, 2015
Piers Faccini & Vincent Segal - Songs of Time Lost (2014)

Piers Faccini & Vincent Segal - Songs of Time Lost
Folk, Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 40:34 min | 101 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: No Format | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 14-10-2014

Piers Faccini and Vincent Segal met in Paris in the late 1980s and have been friends ever since. Songs of Time Lost is their first joint album. Using voice, guitar and cello - and in a variety of languages from English to Neapolitan dialect and Creole - the album brings together original compositions, traditional songs and some covers.
Toumani Diabate with Ballake Sissoko - New Ancient Strings (1999) [Repost]

Toumani Diabate with Ballake Sissoko - New Ancient Strings (1999)
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Genre: Ethnic, Malian Music

Toumani Diabate is one of the finest contemporary kora players. Diabate teams with Ballake Sissoko for New Ancient Strings, a collection of African harp duets. Recorded in one take in Diabate's native Mali, New Ancient Strings is at once ethereal and earthy.
Ballaké Sissoko & Ludovico Einaudi - Diario Mali (2003) [REPOST]

Ballaké Sissoko & Ludovico Einaudi - Diario Mali (2003)
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Genre: Folk, World, & Country | Label: Ponderosa ‎| Release Date: October 13, 2009

Mali Diary (Diario Mali) is a studio recording of duets between the highly successful Italian classical-crossover pianist, Ludovico Einaudi, and Mali musician Ballake Sissoko - one of the most gifted ækoraÆ players in Africa. This unexpected collaboration was recorded in February 2003, less than a month after they had appeared together at the now famous Festival in the Desert. They had a track included on the best-selling CD of the event.

Koki Nakano - Lift (2016) {No Format NOF 34}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at June 27, 2017
Koki Nakano - Lift (2016) {No Format NOF 34}

Koki Nakano - Lift (2016) {No Format NOF 34}
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Jazz / Chamber Jazz / Minimalism / Neoclassic / Piano / Cello

'Lift' is an album in which Young Japanese pianist/composer Koki Nakano constructs his own musical world. Piano and cello combine in a selection of beautiful pieces, where Nakano draws on his classical background whilst weaving in other influences, using repetitive and rhythmic elements of jazz and creating layers of sound inspired by pop and electronic music.
Mark Vincent - A Tribute to Mario Lanza (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Mark Vincent - A Tribute to Mario Lanza (2017)
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Eight years after he won Australia's heart and went on to record seven chart-topping albums with worldwide sales exceeding half a million units, Mark Vincent is about to set a new benchmark: a 'virtual duet' with one of the giants of the Golden Age of Hollywood, Mario Lanza. In his forthcoming album, 'A Tribute To Mario Lanza,' Mark sings alongside Mario in 'Because You're Mine,' one of the legendary movie star's biggest hits. Re-mastered and re-edited, the song, taken from the MGM musical of the same name, is given a fresh and brilliant new dynamic with the addition of Mark's rich tenor tones.
Le Poème Harmonique, Les Cris de Paris & Vincent Dumestre - Son of England (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Le Poème Harmonique, Les Cris de Paris & Vincent Dumestre - Son of England (2017)
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Son of England, the new album from Les Cris de Paris, Le Poème Harmonique and Vincent Dumestre celebrating the work of Henry Purcell and Jeremiah Clarke. Following their acclaimed production of Dido & Aeneas, Vincent Dumestre and Le Poème Harmonique continue their exploration of the world of Purcell and seventeenth-century English music by collaborating with vocal ensemble Les Cris de Paris on a new album Son of England. The album pairs two of Purcell’s most popular works with an exceptional discovery from composer Jeremiah Clarke.
M. Ward - Transfiguration Of Vincent (2003) {Matador Records OLE 5782}

M. Ward - Transfiguration Of Vincent (2003) {Matador Records OLE 5782}
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Indie Rock / Rock / Alternative Singer-Songwriter / Adult Alternative Pop

M. Ward's Transfiguration of Vincent is nothing less than spectacular. From the buoyant, late-Beatlesque "Vincent O'Brien" to the dank, shuffling, south of the border groove on "Sad, Sad Song," the troubadour manages to capture a timeless folkiness and match it with a surreal and sparkling sense of nostalgia that clearly echoes Tom Waits. Recorded with the Old Joe Clarks as the backup band, Transfiguration is rooted firmly in old-time Americana, yet M. Ward's take on country and particularly his vocals somehow fit perfectly with Giant Sand, Sparklehorse, and California's surreal, pastoral psych-pop outfit Grandaddy (whose Jason Lytle contributed some field recordings).