John Williams – The Magic Box (2001) {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

John Williams – The Magic Box (2001)
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 56:58 minutes | Scans included | 2,29 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,02 GB
Guitar / World / Easy Listening / Classical

John Williams, classical guitar virtuoso, is known for his wide-ranging approach to repertory, which includes appearances playing electric rock guitar and international music…

With his crystalline articulation and extraordinary rhythmic prowess, John Williams ranks among the greatest solo voices the acoustic guitar has ever known. Now, with the joyous evocations of the African guitar tradition, Williams has hit upon his most emotionally satisfying crossover recital to date. Though both chief soloist and arranger, Williams nevertheless avoids shining the spotlight on his virtuosic skills–even his solo showcase, “Masagna,” places greater emphasis on the tune’s folkish incantations. He allows plenty of melodic space for the likes of steel-string player John Ethridge, while guiding listeners through the idiomatic flora and fauna of the pan-African experience: from the hornpipelike airs of Madagascar (“Mitopa”) and kora-styled arpeggios of Mali (“Malinke Guitars”) through to intimations of South African vocal traditions with a lovely children’s chorus on the anthem of the African National Congress, “Nikosi Sikelel’I Africa.” Simply expressive and deeply felt, Magic Box exudes a universal vibe that transcends borders and nationalities.

01. O Bia
02. Township Kwela
03. Maki
04. Engome
05. Malinke Guitars
06. Masanga
07. Musha Musiki
08. Mitopa
09. Triangular Situations
10. Guitar Makossa
11. The Magic Box
12. Omby
13. Nikosi Sikelel’i Afrika
14. Djandjon
15. Sangara


FLAC 24-88.2