[Music] Kiriakos Sfetsas – Greek Fusion Orchestra – Χωρίς Σύνορα [Vinyl Rip]

Kiriakos Sfetsas and the Greek Fusion Orchestra provide a cool combination of jazz fusion and a light touch of ethnic Greek music.  A VERY light touch, but it works beautifully on this album.

Composed By – Kiriakos Sfetsas
Acoustic Bass – Giorgos Theodoridis
Alto Saxophone – Stelios Vichos
Baritone Saxophone – Giorgos Halkiadakis
Clarinet – Manthos Halkias
Drums – Λευτέρης Τζήμας
Guitar, Lute – Nikos Tatsis
Liner Notes – Nikos Kizilos
Piano – Yannis Terezakis
Tenor Saxophone – Tassos Poulimenos*
Trumpet – Yannis Theodoris*

[Music] Rafael Mendez – Flight of the Bumble Bee & Mexican Hat Dance

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, which, of course, isn’t a national holiday in Mexico, but a commemoration of the city of Puebla inflicting a defeat against the mighty French army, one of the world’s best at the time, we are happy to share with you a video by Rafael Méndez, the Mexican virtuoso solo trumpeter who was known as the “Heifetz of the Trumpet.”

Enjoy the day, but please try not to turn it into Cinco de Drinko.

[Music] Scott Walker – Farmer In The City

The loss of Scott Walker is about as monumental for many as was the loss of, say, David Bowie or Mark Hollis.  Though I had known about his pop music (including the reinterpretation of Jacques Brel’s hit, Le Chanson de Jacky), this song was a revelation.  It was so far removed from pop music that I figured it sounded more like a combination of cabaret music done by experimental or apocalyptic folk musicians.  It was a brilliant career pivot, and he ended up working with some really intriguing characters until his passing yesterday.