I was watching Louis CK Season 3 on Netflix last night and in addition to being inspired to change my name to Tape Recorder, I was also intrigued by the wonderful score playing in the background. Shazam didn’t know what the hell was playing so I dug a little deeper and discovered greek-born singer, accordionist, film scorer and composer Magda Giannikou was hired by Louis CK to provide original music for the show! I was quite sad to also discover the music isn’t available for download, but then I was happy again when I discovered Giannikou’s 30+ piece band – Banda Magda.
“Banda Magda moves from baiao to jazz manouche, from Greek dance rhythms to samba beats. Their songs, sung in French (with forays into six other languages), hearken back to the golden age of Brazilian bossa, the best of cinematic arranging, and the lush chic of vintage French pop, all while drawing on the band’s global background.”
Man, I would kill to see these guys live.
[LP Released July 12, 2013]