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RIP Bernardo Sassetti

Started this morning with sad news – Portuguese pianist and composer Bernardo Sassetti had died two days ago. According to what Wikipedia says, he fell off a cliff. Sassetti was a brilliant composer, a pianist who was deeply influenced by the works of Bill … Continue reading

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A Bunch Of Nordic Guys + An Orchestra = Big Magic

Many before me, have tried to solve the mystery of the northern magic, and what makes the music of north-EU artists to be something so different, strange and often bizarre. The Icelandic Olafur Arnalds, together with the Finnish bands I … Continue reading

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Les Baxter And Orchestra – The Poor People Of Paris

Seems like Les Baxter is a part of everybody’s own nostalgia, watching black and white movies, the lush strings arrangements and hummed vocals, emotional melodies and schmaltz. In one word – Exotica! That musical genre, the was so popular back … Continue reading

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