First album in series “Latvian Evergreen” has already gained recognition. Its first presentation to the audience took place at the International Music Forum MIDEM, in Cannes, France. The second album in series offers ten marvelous compositions, including “Zvirbuļu kauja” by Arvids Zilinskis, “Labu nakti”, “Mana dzimtene jaukā”, “Spāniešu romance” by Emils Darzins, “Šūpļa dziesma” by Jazeps Medins and “Ārija” by Janis Medins.
“Mellow classics (sometimes even already forgotten) often needs nothing but creative rain of imagination. Then these musical pearls can gain their second life. In 2005 Maris Briezkalns with his companions created first album “Latvian Evergreen”, not even imagining that it could have continuation. Now we have the second album – it is as thrilling, witty and lovely as the first. Some pieces are musical mysteries, others – recognizable at the spot. But all of them, freed from the smell of archives, are brought to second life.” Orests Silabriedis
CD is produced by foundation Contemporary Music Center, the sound design is created by Pavels Maliskins, and disc is recorded at the studio of Latvian Radio 1.
Album “Latvian Evergreen Volume 2” can be purchased in music stores “Upe” and “Randoms”.
More information: www.myspace.com/marisbriezkalnsquintet and www.mmc.lv.