Monthly Archive: May 2005
with a great band including pop Bucky and pianist Ray Kennedy
Olaf Wegener and Eberhard Klunker play hot guitar exchanges
Smoking blues guitar with a great band and in SACD!
The Downward Spiral Deluxe Edition
Hooker in l991 with first-rate sidemen
Massive song cycle with 13 vocal soloists and several choirs – over 2 hours
Historic performaces of l977 & l969 on multichannel SACD!
A power protection product specifically for audio and home theater systems, and geared for custom installers
160GB hard drive handles both data-reduced and WAV, FLAC etc. unreduced audio files and communicates with wired or Ethernet connections
Compactly combines a preamp, stereo amp, FM/AM tuner, and DVD all in one box
Weingartner thought of himself more as a composer than conductor; influenced by Franz Liszt
Explains the new site layout and organization and its advantages
Not your “pretty” violin miniatures, these are gutsy performances on an authentic 1770 violin.
Soaring Consumer Electronics Use; Philips and Microsoft in DRM Alliance, Koch Entertainment Sold; “Two Dead Formats?”
DUKE ELLINGTON: Assorted Works – Wynton Marsalis / The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra – DMX Music, in Association with Brooks Brothers.
DUKE ELLINGTON: Assorted Works – Wynton Marsalis / The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra – DMX Music, in Association with Brooks Brothers. (Available at Brooks Bros. stores). ****: Well, Dudes, this one is a surprise even for me. Imagine! Max Dudious strolls into the local Brooks Brothers store about twice a year: after Xmas to catch […]
Duo Campion-Vachon, Piano 4 Hands – “Duke Ellington” – Analekta AN 2 9820, 52:30 ****: This new release is from the Quebec-based classical label Analekta, and the piano duo of Guy Campion and Mario Vachon have recorded several previous albums more in the classical vein for the label, including works for piano 4 hands by […]
Moves to the head of the class of recent recordings of Rachmaninoff’s moving liturgical work. We’ll soon cover the just-released SACD version – sure to be better yet!
A moving symphonic work for 9/11 created by this noted Polish composer of abstract and film music; compare with John Adams’ new work.
FERNANDO SOR: Les plus belles pages = 14 works for guitar, incl. Fantasie villageoise, Introduction et Theme Varie Op. 20
Sor was the Andres Segovia of the 19th century as far as performing and promoting the guitar as a serious instrument.
The Kinks – A Soap Opera – Koch Records VEL-SC-79811 Hybrid Stereo SACD Rating: ?: In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Kinks’ first record, all 15 albums have been remastered on hybrid SACDs. This disc may not be the weirdest of them all, but it sure is a start in that direction. This […]
Poor Boy – Songs of Nick Drake Tribute Album; Songlines SGL SA4202-2 Hybrid Stereo SACD ***: Nick Drake is one of those mysterious artists who never got much attention (except when his songs appeared in television commercials) and led a reclusive, possibly tortured existence. There aren’t many pictures or typical documentation of his life—only stories […]
Lowell Fulson – Think Twice Before You Speak – JSP Records JSP5103 Hybrid Multichannel SACD ****: Fulson is one of the legends who didn’t take his abilities for granted and rest on his laurels. He continued to go back to Europe to play with old-timers and young upcoming musicians for the fun of it. Fulson […]