Yanni To Release New Live Recording This Summer

Courtesy:  Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks

Courtesy: Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks

World renowned musical icon Yanni will release his latest live recording this summer.

Yanni: The Dream Concert Live From The Great Pyramids of Egypt will be released this Friday, June 3rd.  The concert will be available in stores and online on CD/DVD combo pack and standalone Blu-ray platform.  It will be released via Portrait/Sony Masterworks and will be available for Pre-order this Friday, March 4th.  It will air on PBS stations nationwide this Saturday, March 5th ahead of its worldwide release.  Audiences can check local listings for the program’s airtime on their PBS affiliate at http://www.pbs.org/.

From the Acropolis to China’s Forbidden City to India’s Taj Mahal and points all around the world Yanni has spent decades spreading his music to the masses around the world.  Now in his latest live recording Yanni performs live from another one of the original seven wonders of the world in the form of the Great Pyramids of Giza.  Originally filmed in November 2015, the concert was recorded in 4K state-of-the-art high definition audio and video.  It features a set list that spans Yanni’s decades-long career and also includes never-before performed songs and new arrangements of his classic hits.  Yanni discussed his love for Egypt and the Great Pyramids as a reason for recording and releasing this concert as well as the manner in which the event was captured.  “It has long been a dream of mine to perform at the Great Pyramids of Egypt, or as I like to call it, ‘The Heart of Civilization!!’ he said of his desire to perform at the Pyramids of Giza.  He also noted Egypt’s rich culture and its people as inspiration for his performance saying, “I am really grateful that this dream has now been fulfilled. During my visit and performances in Egypt I experienced and fell in love with the beautiful culture, joyous and welcoming spirit, warmth and overwhelming generosity of its people.”  In regards to the concert’s recording he noted its exclusivity saying, “This was a once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable event and it has been immortalized in a stunning 4K video production with the best 5.1 surround audio that I have ever made in my life.  It will forever be etched in my mind and in my heart.” 

Yanni is currently touring in support of his latest album Sensuous Chill, which was released earlier this year via Portrait Records.  Audiences can view his current tour schedule online now at http://www.yanni.com/tour.  More information on Yanni: The Dream Concert Live From The Great Pyramids of Egypt is available online now along with all of Yanni’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.yanni.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialYanni

Twitter: http://twitter.com/yanni

 

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“Everybody’s Talkin'” will leave everybody talkin’

Derek Trucks has made quite the name for himself, both as a solo artist and with the members of the legendary Allman Brothers Band.  His wife, Susan Tedeschi, has equally made her own place in the music world.  The two together have made one heck of a mark.  The Tedeschi Trucks Band’s debut album, “Revelator” earned a Grammy for Best Blues Album at this year’s Grammys.  And now, the band has followed up its award winning debut album with its equally impressive live release, “Everybody’s Talkin’.”

“Everybody’s Talkin'” is one more wonderful addition to the ranks of this young year’s best releases.  It comes across as one giant jam fest from the first notes of the album’s title track to the last tones of the cover of the Staple Sisters’ ‘Wade in The Water.’  Susan Tedeschi is a powerhouse, yet again, as she belts out tune after tune.  Her vocals could easily rival those of fellow blues legend Bonnie Raitt.  And husband Derek Trucks’ guitar work proves once again why he is one of the best guitarists around today.  He really gets his time to shine on the breakout jam sessions on ‘Learn How to Love’, ‘Bound For Glory’ and the band’s cover of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Uptight’, which is arguablythehighlight of the whole compilation. This cover is one of the moments when the band’s brass section–Maurice Brown (Trumpet) and Saunders Sermon (Trombone)–really shines.  Saxophonist Kebbi Williamsand fellow Derek Trucks Band member, Kofi Burbridge also gets to showcase his talents.  He gets his moment on the live take of ‘Nobobdy’s Free.’  That’s another aspect of this release’s greatness.  Although the band is named after the husband/wife duo of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, the live performances included in this set allows the whole band its moment to shine.  And does it ever shine.  Every member of the band shows what makes TTB the amazing organization that it is.

Whether it be any of the aforementioned songs or any of the other amazing pieces included on this double disc set, “Everbody’s Talkin'” is hands down, one of the best records of 2012.  It’s one of the best live albums to come along in a long time, too.  Much like Miles Davis’ groundbreaking record, “Kind of Blue”, “Everybody’s Talkin'” is one of those releases that fans will be enjoying years from now.  It’s one of those works in which listeners could easily get lost in a good way.  That’s because it’s what one could call a “Multi-purpose record.”   What that means is that it’s one of those records that is perfect for a lazy summer day, relaxing in the sun (or in a sunroom), for a road trip, or a rainy evening.  It’s even great for a cold, grey snowy day to warm people’s moods.  Every song has a different mood that’s fitting for one situation or another.  It fits any situation and any type of day.  There simply is not one bad song on this live release.  That being the case, even as a live release, “Everybody’s Talkin'” is going to be one of those records that fans are going to remember years after its release.

The band is currently out on tour.  Fans in North Carolina will get to see the band live when it performs at the annual MerleFest next Saturday, April 28th in Wilkesboro.  For more information on the festival, fans can go to http://www.merlefest.org.  More information on the band and its tour is available on the band’s website, http://www.tedeschitrucksband.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DerekandSusan and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/DerekandSusan.