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Rosewood Café - Margaret Herlehy, oboe

BR8950

NEW RELEASE

Playing time: [36'00"]
Tracks: 9
Booklet pages: 0
© 2018 Big Round Records LLC
Received: 19 January 2018
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Listen: Benedito Lacerda, Pixinguinha and Fabio Oliveira: Nachele Tempo (track 2, 0:00-0:54)

Celso Machado:

1 Pé De Moleque

David Newsam, guitar
Margaret Herlehy, oboe

Benedito Lacerda, Pixinguinha and Fabio Oliveira:

2 Nachele Tempo

Henrique Eisenmann, piano
David Newsam, guitar
Fernando Brandao, flute
Margaret Herlehy, oboe
Negah Santos, pandeiro

Paulinho da Viola and Fernando Costa:

3 Choro Negro

Henrique Eisenmann, piano
Margaret Herlehy, oboe

Celso Machado:

4 Quebra Queixo

5 Algadao Doce

David Newsam, guitar
Margaret Herlehy, oboe

Jacob do Bandolim:

6 Diabinho Maluco

David Newsam, guitar
Fernando Brandao, flute
Margaret Herlehy, oboe
Negah Santos, pandeiro

Celso Machado:

7 Pacoca

8 Sambossa

Ástor Piazzolla:

9 Café 1930

David Newsam, guitar
Margaret Herlehy, oboe

Fusion lovers will enjoy the Parma Recordings debut of oboist Margaret Herlehy in this fresh, new collection of Latin-inspired jazz. Uniquely, oboe is the central instrument in each composition. Herlehy not only meets the demands of such a challenge but exceeds them. Choro Negro is a prime example. To the ear it should register as Brazilian, or even French, but it becomes something altogether different. The result, while experimental, is quite sensible leading the listener to wonder why he or she hasn't heard the oboe in this capacity before. Piazzolla's Café 1930 is Herlehy's opportunity to showcase her versatility with incredible depth in this introspective and solemn romanze. The other end of the spectrum is the fun and vibrant Diabinho Maluco, a flute and oboe duet reminiscent of the woodwind agility demonstrated in J S Bach's great instrumental suites but delivered with the swagger of a modern Latin dance. Guitarist David Newsam, a regional powerhouse in the latin, jazz, and classical guitar community and a colleague of Herlehy at the University of New Hampshire, appears on eight of the nine tracks. With Rosewood Café Margaret Herlehy is serving something exploratory and quite palatable.

Recorded at CedarHouse Sound, North Sutton, NH, USA


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