The Inside Story: Giovanni Piacentini

Guitarist and composer Giovanni Piacentini is debuting his first album of solo compositions, CHIAROSCURO, on Navona Records. Piacentini, a summa cum laude graduate of Berklee, is today's next featured artist in "The Inside Story," a blog series exploring the inner workings and personalities of our artists. Read on to see what Piacentini can't live without in the... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: JUST MUSIC

On his debut release on Ravello Records, JUST MUSIC: MUSIC FOR PIANO IN FIVE LIMIT JUST INTONATION, Croatian composer Zoran Šćekić presents an open series of compositions aiming to explore the harmony of a non-tempered microtonal system based on integer harmonics, or just intonation. Muzika.Hr says the album is "In other words, ''Just download'' approaches... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Rodrigo Cotelo

Rodrigo Cotelo, composer, musician and Music Director of the debut music collective group #Bloomerangs, is today's next featured artist in "The Inside Story," a blog series exploring the inner workings and personalities of our artists. Read on to discover what fever Cotelo is nursing. Who was your first favorite artist(s) growing up? I was raised listening... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET

In Mark Zanter's debut Navona Records album LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET, he reveals through a complex mosaic of sonorities the correspondence between anguished apprentice Franz Xaver Kappus and disquiet Rainer Maria Rilke, a poet still wrestling to find his own artistic identity. The intricacies of the parts, individually and together, indicate that the role of each instrument... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: SURSUM

Michael Slayton released his debut PARMA album SURSUM on Navona Records in November of last year. The album presents Slayton's six compelling compositions, where each is performed by a different ensemble or solo performer. These pieces are dreamy but focused, and equal parts smooth and dissonant – as well as the imagery that the music... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: RHAPSODY ON A RIFF

Classical guitarist Matthew Marshall released his debut PARMA album RHAPSODY ON A RIFF on Ravello Records in June of 2015. The album of original works for solo guitar written by New Zealand composer Michael Calvert,  display the versatility, dynamic range, and earthy timbre of the instrument, while developing a unique musical language influenced by serialism, New Zealand... Continue Reading →

PARMA Album of the Day: SOUNDS FROM THE DELTA

Jean-Philippe Grégoire released his debut PARMA album SOUNDS FROM THE DELTA on Big Round Records in June of 2014 and also appears on BIG ROUND SOUND VOL. 1, released in 2015. Grégoire, a guitarist, and composer who has been the jazz staple in Paris for many years, presents this album as a refined and inspired hybrid of French... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Georges Raillard

Our next “Inside Story” features long-time PARMA artist Georges Raillard, a resident of Switzerland, author; and guitarist, specializing in composition. Enjoy! Who was your first favorite artist(s) growing up? Towards the end of 1968, at the age of 11, I began listening to a Swiss radio program called “Hit Parade”, broadcasted every Tuesday from 8... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Artist – Rodrigo Cotelo

#PARMA Recordings is excited to announce the release of the #Bloomerangs Music Collective's debut album. Composer, arranger, producer, and guitarist Rodrigo Cotelo joins the PARMA Recordings family with the introduction of his international music collective, #Bloomerangs. The soon-to-be-titled release features performances by 22 international artists from Uruguay, Argentina, Spain and the United States. Earlier this week,... Continue Reading →

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