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David Dalle
Thursday May 2nd, 2019 with David Dalle
The 5th of 12 exceptional concert recordings for 2019: Irresistible and joyful brass, piano, and percussion from the Kocani Orkestar in concert with jazz pianist Romeo Scacci, recorded in concert in Italy, 2010.

For 2019, I have chosen 12 exceptional concert recordings to program with one each month. I have set a couple of simple rules: the recordings will be played in their entirety and represent a single concert. These 12 recordings feature some of my favourite artists, and in many of the cases, also represent the very best from these artists. For May we will hear a simply stunning concert the Macedonian Romani brass band Kocani Orkestar did with Sardinian jazz pianist Romeo Scaccia in 2010. They perform a wide range of music in their innovative meeting with compositions from Macedonian and Balkan background and Italian popular music with classical hints. Every single piece is pure joy, one of the most perfect recordings I know.
Hommage to Kocani
Romeo Scacci & Kocani Orkestar - Romeo Scacci Meets Kocanic Orkestar - Morgenland
Sahara Dreams
Romeo Scacci & Kocani Orkestar - Romeo Scacci Meets Kocanic Orkestar - Morgenland
Contrasts
Romeo Scacci & Kocani Orkestar - Romeo Scacci Meets Kocanic Orkestar - Morgenland
Mesecina
Romeo Scacci & Kocani Orkestar - Romeo Scacci Meets Kocanic Orkestar - Morgenland
Tango
Romeo Scacci & Kocani Orkestar - Romeo Scacci Meets Kocanic Orkestar - Morgenland
Not Yet
Romeo Scacci & Kocani Orkestar - Romeo Scacci Meets Kocanic Orkestar - Morgenland
Il Bombarolo
Romeo Scacci & Kocani Orkestar - Romeo Scacci Meets Kocanic Orkestar - Morgenland
No Potho Reposare
Romeo Scacci & Kocani Orkestar - Romeo Scacci Meets Kocanic Orkestar - Morgenland
Papigo
Romeo Scacci & Kocani Orkestar - Romeo Scacci Meets Kocanic Orkestar - Morgenland
Siki Siki Baba
Romeo Scacci & Kocani Orkestar - Romeo Scacci Meets Kocanic Orkestar - Morgenland
Bumblebee in Transition
Romeo Scacci & Kocani Orkestar - Romeo Scacci Meets Kocanic Orkestar - Morgenland
Continuing with the short, yet highly evocative symphony by Armenian-American composer Alan Hovhaness followed by Armenian folk music.
Symphony No. 14 'Ararat' Op. 194
Alan Hovhaness/Trinity College of Music Wind Orchestra, Keith Brion - Sympphonies Nos. 7, 14 and 23 - Naxos
Armenian Romances
Djivan Gasparyan & Ensemble - Armenian Fantasies - Network
Mayroke
Shoghaken Ensemble - Traditional Dances of Armenia - Traditional Crossroads
Bistergan Man
Esma Redzepova & Ensemble Teodosievski - Gypsy Carpet - Network
Interactive CKCU