Beau Bledsoe • guitar


Ensemble Ibérica Colonia
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"Colonia," the debut recording of Ensemble Ibérica, delves into the music and history of Ibéria (Spain and Portugal). It draws from diverse time periods, styles and locations throughout the diaspora of their respective colonies in the New World. The project explores various trade routes and their effects on all of the cultures involved, including African slaves, Europeans and indigenous populations. Colonia features music from Portugal, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Cuba and Brazil utilizing musicians from classical, jazz and folk music traditions from around the world.

Victoria Botero - soprano
Karim Memi - vocals
Fedra Cooper Barrera- vocals
Beau Bledsoe - guitars
Jordan Shipley - guitars
Michael McClintock - guitars

Alaturka yalnız (4.5 stars, Best albums of 2013 - Downbeat Magazine)
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1. Divane Aşık Gibi
2. Children's Songs No.1
3. Nikriz Saz Semaisi
4. Children's Songs No.3
5. Ciftitelli Zenkov
6. Faint
7. Dar Hejîrokê
8. A Fala da Paixão
9. Yine Mi Çiçek
10 Dinata Dinata
Victoria Botero and Beau Bledsoe Un Ramo de Voz
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1. O can ye sew cushions?
2. The Salley Gardens
3. The trees they grow so high
4. Modinha 5. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
6. Gretchen am Spinnrade
7. Heidenröslein
8. Du bist die Ruh
9. Je te veux
0. La diva de l'Empire
11. Chiquilín de Bachín
12. Volver
13. Se dice de mi
Benjamin Britten

Heitor Villa-Lobos

Franz Schubert

Erik Satie

Ástor Piazzolla
Carlos Gardel
Francisco Canaro
Bach Aria Soloists' debut recording Hausmusik
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Bach Aria Soloists is the adventurous chamber music ensemble dedicated to presenting the genius and relevance of Johann Sebastian Bach, his contemporaries, and those he inspired--through BAS' signature Hauskonzert and Community Concert series; world-class collaborations that provide multi- genre experiences inspired by Bach; and BachReach education in schools and community venues. The Bach Aria Soloists brings the brilliance of this music to new life in the intimate settings for which it was intended.

Sonata No. 6 in G major for Violin & Klavier, BWV 1019 - J.S. Bach
1. I Allegro
2. II Largo
3. III Allegro
4. IV Adagio
4. V Allegro

6. From Cantata 187, “Es wartet alles auf dich” - J.S. Bach
Aria: Gott versorget

7. Prelude in D Minor, BWV 926 - J.S. Bach
from Klavierbüchlein für Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
8. Prelude in D Minor (originally in C minor), BWV 999 - J.S. Bach/ Z. Kodaly

Sonata in E minor for Violin and Basso Continuo, BWV 1023 - J.S. Bach
9. I
10. II. Adagio ma non tanto
11. III. Allemanda
12. IV. Gigue

From Cantata 202, "Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten" - J.S. Bach
13. Recitative: Die Welt wird wieder neu
14. Aria: Phoebus eilt mit schnellen Pferden
15. Recitative: Drum sucht auch Amor sein Vergnügen
16. Aria: Wenn die Frühlingslüfte streichen

17. Passacaglia in G minor on a Theme by George Frideric Handel - J. Halvorsen
Passport self-titled
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Stan Kessler - trumpet/flugelhorn
Beau Bledsoe - guitar/oud

1. Lagrimas Negras - Miguel Matamoros
2. Senhorinha - Guinga
3. Tangos Flamenco - traditional
4. Inolvidable - Julio Gutiérrez
5. Catavento E Girassol - Guinga
6. Ave Maria - Astor Piazzolla
7.Que Nadie Sepa Mi Sufrir - Angel Cabral
8. Choro Pro Ze - Guinga
9. Burasi Agora Meyhanesi - Bülent Ersoy
10. Oblivion - Astor Piazzolla
11. Feria del Caballo - Moraito Chico
12. Como Fue - Ernesto Duarte

Beau Bledsoe ¡Olé Che! - Flamenco and Argentine Tango $15.00
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The debut solo release from acclaimed guitarist Beau Bledsoe features a split program of Spanish Flamenco and Argentine Tango. This recording is the culmination of two decades of study and performance within these diverse guitar traditions and cultures. Here Beau performs compositions from some of Spain's most celebrated gypsy guitar dynasties as well as ground breaking works by the great Tango innovator, Astor Piazzolla. Joining Beau are his Argentine Tango ensemble, Tango Lorca and Argentine Bandonéon virtuoso,
Hector Del Curto.

Alaturka Tamam Abi - Turkish Jazz $15.00
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Alaturka was formed in 2009 with the vision of creating an equal “auditory handshake” between two musical cultures, American jazz and Turkish classical music. Founder and director Beau Bledsoe joined with Istanbul darbuka virtuoso Sait Arat and two of Kansas City’s most acclaimed jazz musicians, Rich Wheeler and Jeff Harshbarger, to form a quartet in which both cultures are treated with equal respect. The collaboration has resulted in an intriguing new sound that has garnered the ensemble multiple invitations to perform throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Nathan Granner / Beau Bledsoe Departure - guitar and tenor classical $15.00
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A beautiful album of varied and highly emotive music painstakingly crafted by two young masters.

Granting that these two musicians hail from truly formal classical backgrounds, Departure sounds nothing short of an exquisite emotional journey, where one travels from the evocative art of Villa-Lobos into the austere sexuality of John Dowland, while finally being snapped into the fever-pitched passion of traditional flamenco… There's also a little southern comfort thrown in for good measure! By the time you are done listening to Departure, you have arrived!

Nathan Granner / Beau Bledsoe selections from Winterreise - guitar and tenor classical $15.00
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The first recording of Beau and Nathan contains the world premiere, “Selections from Winterreise.” A small collection of songs from Franz Schubert’s Winterreise. It is the first recording of these pieces performed with voice and guitar. “Selections” also contains sublime songs from Henri Duparc, Claudio Monteverdi, Mauro Giuliani as well as La Barcheta written by Reynaldo Hahn, a high water mark for lyric tenors.

Tango Lorca Mujer Sola now in third reprint! $15.00
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This recording has made its way around the world to some of the most famous Tango venues in the world.

Merge old world tango aesthetics with a sinuous texture of jazz, flamenco and classical music and you have the immediately distinctive sound of Tango Lorca. Formed in 1999, this fiery quintet has created a fresh and continually growing body of original compositions and arrangements equally suited for the dance hall or the concert stage. While evoking an undoubtedly Argentine sentiment with classics from the "Golden Age", they also create new, innovative works with a timeless sense of beauty. Tango Lorca plays their music with a deep understanding of tradition as well as an obsessive desire to evolve the art form to new plateaus.

Sandomirsky - Bledsoe Duo Cafe Sacré - guitar and violin classical $15.00
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The Sandomirsky-Bledsoe Duo was formed in 1998 with the intention of creating and recording new repertoire for the unique combination of guitar and violin. Although common in many folkloric cultures such as South America and Eastern Europe, the duo of guitar and violin rarely perform on the concert stage. Since the release of their CD "Café Sarce", the Sandomirsky-Bledsoe Duo has received much critical acclaim as well as successful concert tours internationally. Most recently, they performed at the Oldenburg Chamber Music festival in Germany as well as successful dates in and around Paris, France.