New Music Monday

Eldar Music

For his 10th recording as a leader, the seasoned  pianist Eldar (Djangirov) releases his first live album, World Tour.  Eldar, originally from Kyrgyzstan,  made his initial recording back in 2001 when he was only 14 years old.  New Orleans based B-3 player Charlie Dennard returns with his newest outing,5 O'Clock Charlie.

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As we head to the finish of another spring in order to begin summer, we are pleased to debut and share this week's crop of new releases well-suited to be added to your summer's playlist!

We raise the curtain to June with the return of Spring and some new releases that swing. Ku-umba Frank Lacy & the Mingus Big Band release Mingus Sings with the approval of the widow Mingus, Sue. For this outing, Franks leaves his trombone in its case and sings the songs of Mingus, with lyrics penned by Charles Mingus, Elvis Costello, Langston Hughes, Joni Mitchell, Sue Mingus and others to the superlative all star laden  Mingus Big Band.

We conclude what has been a history making month of May here in Denver, a cloudy history we wish never to see again.

Cuban drummer and 2011 McArthur Fellow awardee Dafnis Prieto releases a provocative straight-ahead project on his own Dafnison Music label, Dafnis Prieto Sextet's Triangles and Circles has many musical twists and turns, oh yeah, triangles and circles too!  University of Colorado at Ft. Collins music professor and saxophonist, Peter Sommer, is part of several leading groups along the Front Range, he also performs and records with his own group. Sommer's new one is titled Narrando Historias or narrating history.

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