NANA MOUSKOURI was born in Crete on October 13, 1934. Being that her father was a projectionist and her mother a worker in the cinema, it was natural that she grew up with songs from the movies and the dream of her mother to become a singer. In the forties, her country goes through the occupation and the civil war. The numerous and disconcerting images of horror mould her personality. Introverted and full of complexes, the young Joanna, her real first name, develops a surprising determination.
Spending eight years at the Conservatory of Athens to study classical singing permitted her to find her vocation and discover that her musical universe was not limited to any one style. She made her beginnings by singing jazz on the radio. Then, she became band vocalist in the tavernas of Plaka with a repertoire mainly comprised of American Hits. In 1958, after meeting with MANOS HADJIDAKIS, leader of the Revival of the Greek song scene, he offers to compose for her. On October 3rd, 1959, he presents her at the GREEK SONG FESTIVAL where she won the first prize with "Kapou iparhi agapi mou". Within a few months, this song makes her the most popular singer in her country.
Mizuki Nana (水樹奈々) is a Japanese pop singer and a popular anime seiyuu. She was the winner of "Best Musical Performance" in the first annual Seiyuu Awards.
Andy Sheppard is a British jazz saxophonist and composer. He has been awarded several prizes at the British Jazz Awards, and has worked with some notable figures in contemporary jazz, including Gil Evans, Carla Bley, George Russell and Steve Swallow. Naná Vasconcelos was a Brazilian percussionist, vocalist and berimbau player, notable for his work as a solo artist on over two dozen albums, and as a backing musician with Pat Metheny, Don Cherry, Egberto Gismonti, Gato Barbieri, and Milton Nascimento.
Ce coffret en carton est une édition petit budget de l'intégrale de luxe de Joe Dassin parue en 1995 sous la forme d'une grosse boîte à cigares. Elle contient 244 chansons, listées sur la page suivante avec liens pour les paroles.
Une intégrale pour pas cher c'est bien beau, encore faut-il avoir envie de l'écouter car contrairement à Mozart ou Léo Ferré, la seule présence des oeuvres complètes de Joe Dassin dans votre salon n'épatera personne.
Unlike the best-of compilations in the past, this CD contains songs that are first-time-to-CD, and many other hits.
Nana Grizol is a rock band from Athens, Ga. The band formed in the beginning of 2007 and in 2008 released their first album "Love It, Love It." since then they have toured nationally several times and continued to grow. And change. And be new. And old. The current lineup features Theo Hilton, Laura Carter, Robbie Cucchiaro, Jared Gandy, and Matte Cathcart. Ursa Minor, is the long-awaited follow up to Nana Grizol's second album, "Ruth," a potent mix of revved up melodic folk punk, laced with intricate horn arrangements and sleazy, ripping guitars. It alternates between contemplative, beautiful folk arrangements and blasting rock and roll, often within the same song.
"Aquarela do Brasil," an unofficial anthem of Brazil, may have received literally thousands of different version and interpretations, but even then, Egberto and Brazilian percussionist Naná Vasconcelos (his sole accompanist here) were able to devise an extremely original version, which opens with an unassuming stylized samba introduction, slowly bringing elements which conduce the listener to the piece's identification. Egberto is very fond of percussive attacks and ethereal configurations, both acquiring superior importance in his music, not being necessarily attached to or supportive for a musical theme or melody.