Monday, March 29, 2010

Crimson - Latin Music By Sally Ramirez and Doug Robinson

Crimson is the title of a new CD of Latin music, featuring the enchanting voice of Sally Ramirez, and the extraordinary guitar of Doug Robinson.

Here you'll find an eclectic array of 15 exciting songs: some known favorites with new twists ("It Might as Well Be Spring" and "Guantanamera" and "Caravan"), and a dozen lesser-known gems.

In four words, I can tell you everything you need to know about this CD:

This is great music.

The synergy of these two fine artists makes every song special, filled with passion, surprises and sweet sounds.

Hear for yourself. Visit the CD's web page:

where you can listen to many of the songs for free.

You can buy the CD for only $ 12.00 (plus $ 2.95 shipping). Or get the same sounds as a digital download (MP3 files) for $ 9.99.

For more information about Ramirez and Robinson, visit their web site:

Michael Pastore

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Photos of the Earth in Space

More than 150 years ago, our first Philosopher
Ralph Waldo Emerson, wrote:
"As I sat on the bank of ... Drop Pond, I
said to my companion: 'This world is so beautiful I can hardly believe
it exists.' "
Here are some photos of our small, fragile, beautiful

Read more and see more photos on the website of Discovery News:


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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Johnny Russo and His New CD: All Original

Ithaca jazz legend Johnny Russo has released a new CD, titled All Original. The CD contains 16 original compositions by Russo (some co-composed by Doug Robinson), written between 1984 and 2007. Russo is accompanied by the guitarist Robinson, and the East Hill Classic Jazz Group.

I first heard Johnny Russo and Doug Robinson at the Commons in Ithaca, New York, in the summer of 2005, delighting a crowd with their swinging '40s and '50s sounds. The release of their latest and liveliest CD is great news for Russo-Robinson fans, and for music-lovers everywhere. In this CD, as in their previous releases, these two masters of jazz and improv have done something genuinely heartfelt and beautiful, giving us songs and sounds that are unforgettable.

To order the CD, for $ 10 (plus shipping), visit the WaterShed Arts website:

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Monday, March 01, 2010