Czech composer Jaroslav Krcek is not only a composer and instrumentalist, but also a conductor and a great connoisseur of folk music, especially vocal genres. This new recording featuring vocal and instrumental works by the middle-generation composer features a composition of The Lord’s Prayer from the Aramaic as well as other spiritual works. Jaroslav Krcek, born in 1939, studied composition with Miloslav Kabelac and conducting with Bohumir Liska at the Prague Conservatory of Music. After he graduated in 1962, he became a music editor for the recording company Suraphon, and also worked for Pizen Radio and Prague Radio. For more than two decades he has conducted the renowned ensemble Musica Bohemia, which has delighted many audiences at European music festivals. Musica Bohemia is heard on this release, as well.
A massive collection with faszinating mystic sounds from Africa Asia and Orient. "Buddha Deluxe Lounge" with his 50 trax slides you in a fazinating mystic mood. Exotic instruments mystic vocals phrases a journey into another world. Special Highlights at this compilation are from: Noise Boyz, Frank Borell, Chillwalker, Djibooti, Mahoroba and Bay Area. Enjoy "Buddha Deluxe Lounge Vol. 2" …50 mystic bar sounds!
Mariachi los Gavilanes [Hawks] de Oakland were a San Francisco Bay Area institution since before 1992 when they were first released by Arhoolie on cassette. Lupe Madrigal usually playing guitarrón and singing provided most of the organization and a lot more than his share of the spirit that made this 10 piece mariachi shine out among the other mariachis that made their living playing for private parties and working the tables of the bars and restaurants of the Bay Area barrios of East Oakland and Redwood City California. The band has not been active in recent years.
The Kammerakademie Potsdam and the conductor Antonello Manacorda have already been honoured with an ECHO Klassik as Ensemble of the Year for the recording of all Schubert symphonies.