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Things we've been listening to this week...

Our sad songs post on Tuesday got us thinking about what music we’d been playing recently. It’s been a week of headphones in the office, as everyone’s busy preparing for our new RE:Imagine season. 304 palabras más

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It takes two to Samba- Jazz Samba, Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, 1963

“Good sex is like good bridge. If you don’t have a good partner, you’d better have a good hand.”

Mae West

Music is primal, primitive. Among  the arts it’s the only one that doesn’t have to pass through any of the sensory organs. 447 palabras más


Black Orpheus - 6 versions

Catinca kindly added her vocals to my instrumental version of “Manha de Carnaval” by Luiz Bonfa, at first introduced in the sixties in the movie Black Orpheus / Orfeo Negro… 81 palabras más


The Green Tea

Not to be confused with the Green Tea Band in the UK or the Green Tea Jazz Festival in Japan… “The Green Tea” (Korean band) appear to be a “project band” involving a range of collaborators and guest artists. 160 palabras más


How Insensitive*

How insensitive I must have seemed
When she told me that she loved me
How unmoved and cold I must have seemed
When she told me so sincerely… 104 palabras más



I’d rather let my countless hours of digging speak for me. Ranging from the Bossa Nova of the Brazilian Favelas competing only with the local hills for the sky’s affections, to the flashy lowkey urban studios of London & LA, producing the tracks we love and know, and some we’re yet to find out about. 14 palabras más

Night and Day -- Sérgio Mendes and Brasil '66

While we’re in the Bossa Nova groove, let’s not forget Sérgio Mendes and Brasil ’65. When they launched their first album, Pearl was right there, ahead of the pack. 75 palabras más